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Strengthen Local Housing Solutions in Your Empire State City: Apply to the 2024 New York State Peer Network

May 28, 2024

Housing affordability remains a significant challenge in many states across the country, and New York State is no exception. Addressing this issue has become a political priority recently and in April of this year, Governor Hochul and state leaders announced an agreement to tackle the housing crisis through funding, tools, and incentives for municipalities within the state. 

Building on this momentum, the Housing Solutions Lab (Lab) and Enterprise Community Partners (ECP) invite localities in New York State to apply to the 2024 New York State Peer Network. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Network will bring together teams of local city officials and housing stakeholders for interactive sessions with peers and insightful presentations from policy experts. 

The Network will provide local leaders with timely information to support housing policy analysis and decisions affecting jurisdictions in New York State. This includes:

  • Peer networking and support: Network participants will join a community of peers across New York State and an ongoing forum for shared learning, support, and policy innovation.
  • Local housing data: Participants will be supported in describing and analyzing data on local and state housing conditions, trends, and challenges.
  • Timely policy resources: Participants will receive timely, actionable policy updates and access to case studies, research, and other resources to inform housing efforts.
  • Access to Lab technical assistance and research support: On a case-by-case basis, participants will have access to technical assistance and research to help advance local housing strategies and solutions.
Call for applications for 2024 New York State Peer Network

The Network will kick off with an in-person event in September 2024 and will continue with monthly virtual sessions of 60-90 minutes over the following eight months. This opportunity is open to jurisdictions with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. To apply, fill out our application form below by July 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Lab and ECP will host a Zoom Q&A session on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. EDT. Applicants selected to participate in the Network will be notified by the end of July. 

The full Call for Applications is available here. If you have additional questions, please contact Jess Wunsch ( and Elizabeth Zeldin ( 

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