HOUSING PLAN SCORECARD

This scorecard evaluates the candidates running to be New York City’s next mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary based on the alignment of their housing policy platform with The People’s Plan’s Housing Plan. This page contains a summary of our scores and findings. To find detailed information on our scoring and analysis of each of our policies compared to candidates’ platforms, please click here.

SCORES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams21.73.2
Shaun Donovan56.915.9
Kathryn Garcia36.210.5
Dianne Morales63.860.6
Ray McGuire50.99.9
Scott Stringer72.466.6
Maya Wiley18.35.2
Andrew Yang59.741.2

Full Score Possible: 100

SCORES BY POLICY AREA

1) ADDRESS HOUSING INSECURITY WORSENED BY COVID-19

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan4.24.6
Kathryn Garcia4.2-6.0
Ray McGuire2.73.3
Dianne Morales4.04.0
Scott Stringer5.85.3
Maya Wiley5.60.6
Andrew Yang4.04.0

Full Score Possible: 8

2) KEEP PUBLIC HOUSING PUBLIC

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams6.0-8.0
Shaun Donovan8.05.3
Kathryn Garcia2.41.3
Ray McGuire7.25.3
Dianne Morales5.22.6
Scott Stringer6.02.6
Maya Wiley1.41.3
Andrew Yang7.65.3

Full Points Possible: 8

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams5.64.6
Shaun Donovan18.07.3
Kathryn Garcia13.613.3
Dianne Morales11.411.3
Ray McGuire16.416.6
Scott Stringer18.018.0
Maya Wiley2.73.3
Andrew Yang16.917.3

Full Points Possible: 18

4) OFFER IMMEDIATE RELIEF TO STREET HOMELESS NEW YORKERS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams2.10.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia5.23.3
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales4.04.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Scott Stringer4.24.7
Andrew Yang5.04.0

Full Points Possible: 10

5) OVERHAUL THE CITY’S LAND USE PROCESS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams3.22.6
Shaun Donovan6.8-5.3
Kathryn Garcia6.04.0
Ray McGuire11.2-2.7
Dianne Morales12.012.0
Scott Stringer10.08.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang10.48.0

Full Points Possible: 12

6) INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE, NOT PROFIT

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams4.84.0
Shaun Donovan4.8-8.0
Kathryn Garcia4.8-5.3
Ray McGuire9.6-9.3
Dianne Morales15.816.0
Scott Stringer17.416.7
Maya Wiley2.80.7
Andrew Yang12.0-0.7

Full Points Possible: 18

7) PROTECT TENANTS & VULNERABLE HOMEOWNERS OF COLOR

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan15.112.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire3.8-3.3
Dianne Morales11.410.7
Scott Stringer11.011.3
Maya Wiley5.8-0.7
Andrew Yang3.83.3

Full Points Possible: 20

8) REFORM THE CITY’S PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM 

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales0.00.0
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 6

METHODOLOGY

To control for consistency, we evaluated candidates solely based on their:

  1. Official campaign websites
  2. Candidate statements at NY1’s March 12th Mayoral Forum specifically focused on housing and homelessness

Candidates received scores for each policy included in our plan, which were weighted and scaled into two overall scores each worth 100 points. These scores are:

Plan: This score evaluates the depth of candidates’ platforms, and whether their policies have enough detail to accomplish their goals. For each one of our policies, candidates received two weighted scores each worth 50 points, which were added together to reach the full 100 point score. These scores and their weight value are:
Discusses Policy:
No: No score value
Only in a forum: +1/2 of full score
Yes: Full Score
Detail:
No Policy: No score value
Low Detail: +1/5 of full score
Addresses Idea Behind Policy: +2/5 of full score
Addresses Parts of Policy: +3/5 of full score
Addresses Most of Policy: +4/5 of full score
Fully Addresses Policy in Appropriate Detail: Full score

Support: This score evaluates candidates’ alignment with our platform. For each one of our policies, candidates received one score, which was doubled to scale to the full 100 point score. The possible scores, weighted accordingly, are:
Oppose: Full negative score
Mostly Oppose: -2/3 of full score
Somewhat Oppose: -1/3 of full score
Neutral or No Policy: No score value
Somewhat Support: +1/3 of full score
Mostly Support: +2/3 of full score
Support: Full positive score