Art & Architecture

Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City

A richly illustrated history of below-market housing in New York, from the 1920s to today


Sep 3, 2019
7 x 10 in.
106 color + 142 b/w illus. 1 map.
Art & Architecture
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A colorful portrait of the people, places, and policies that have helped make New York City livable, Affordable Housing in New York is a comprehensive, authoritative, and richly illustrated history of the city’s public and middle-income housing from the 1920s to today. Plans, models, archival photos, and newly commissioned portraits of buildings and tenants by sociologist and photographer David Schalliol put the efforts of the past century into context, and the book also looks ahead to future prospects for below-market subsidized housing. A dynamic account of an evolving city, Affordable Housing in New York is essential reading for understanding and advancing debates about how to enable future generations to call New York home.

Awards and Recognition

  • “Book Title of the Year,” as selected for’s Architecture in 2015: A Year in Review