Commentary: Housing plan will aid New York state in more ways than one

Jolie Milstein, Mon, Dec 14th, 2020 4:14:27 am
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Millions of New Yorkers in communities across the state are mired in a devastating housing crisis, with more than 1.5 million households spending more than 50 percent of their income on rent. It is an untenable situation — and this figure is from before the pandemic.

Fortunately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature have stepped up to address this crisis before. Their five-year housing plan, which allocated $20 billion to create and preserve 110,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 supportive units, improved the lives of countless New Yorkers. With funding set to be exhausted next year, now is the time to guarantee funding for its final year and commit to another five years. Read More HERE.

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