Career Pathways in the Affordable Housing Industry is an annual program for graduate students and professionals looking to advance their careers in affordable housing. Moderated by Ingrid Gould Ellen of the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU, the annual panel includes professionals from across the affordable housing industry and in government. Click here to watch 2023 panel.


NYSAFAH, along with Enterprise and the Furman Center at NYU, team up to educate new council members and their staff about how affordable housing is sited, financed, built, leased and managed. These annual Development 101 sessions help to clarify misnomers about the industry and better inform representatives about the very complex financing necessary to get new affordable housing built.

If you are new to government and want a personalized 101 session in your office, contact Elizabeth Rossi at to schedule.

NYSAFAH’ supports land use reforms that enable the increased development of affordable housing. Last year NYSAFAH’s Director of Policy, James Lloyd and Mark Ginsberg of architecture firm Curtis + Ginsberg walked us through New York City’s BLAST Task Force report. The Building and Land Use Approval Streamlining Taskforce (BLAST) seeks to reduce regulations and inefficacies and speed up the creation of affordable housing, drive economic growth, and build stronger communities. Click here to watch.

23rd Annual New York State Affordable Housing Conference on May 19, 2022.


Each year NYSAFAH hosts two annual conferences in both May and September in the New York City and Upstate regions. Boasting more than twenty-five timely educational sessions, these conferences serve to educate affordable housing professionals and coalition partners on timely new changes as they impact construction, financing, and investment in housing. Attended by more than 2,000 professionals and government partners nationwide, the events also offer a premier networking and marketing opportunity for attendees and sponsors alike.  Join us this year on May 16, 2024 in New York City! Planning is underway.

Check out our events page for other webinars, events, and sessions.