New York, NY – “Our City is battling a full-blown affordability crisis, and the City’s housing plan has left tens of thousands of New Yorkers behind with housing that is not truly affordable.
I have long called for the City to refocus our resources on building housing for the New Yorkers with the greatest need—families in shelters or who are one paycheck away from homelessness. I commend this step in the right direction, but the massive scale of our housing crisis demands we do more. 565,000 New York households pay over half of their income in rent, are severely overcrowded, or have been in a homeless shelter for over a year. All of them deserve safe, affordable housing, and it’s our responsibility to upend the status quo, breakthrough existing policy paradigms, and build the housing New Yorkers need – finally.”
Note – Comptroller Stringer recently unveiled a plan to build truly affordable housing citywide and tackle our affordability crisis.