Policy Updates

  • Albany-Capital The New York State Legislature passed a $153 billion FY 2017-2018 budget on April 9th. The spending plan appropriates $2.7 billion for affordable housing including $2.5 billion for a new 100,000-unit, state-wide, 5-year housing plan. NYHC would like to again thank Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Flanagan for funding the 5-year housing plan […] Read More
  • 4_20_17_NYHC-1903 The New York Housing Conference Advisory Board yesterday hosted the New York Congressional Delegation for a strategy session to protect affordable housing from looming challenges. Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Nydia Velázquez joined us along with staff from other offices includes Senator Schumer’s. Following presentations from the leadership at HPD, HDC, NYCHA and […] Read More
  • rsz_nocuts-presser-with-schumer Buoyed by Senator Schumer’s support last week, the #NoCuts Coalition organized a rally protesting $6 billion in proposed housing funding cuts in the Trump administration’s skinny budget last Thursday. The rally offered boisterous support from Congresswoman Velázquez and culminated in the arrest of Councilman Ritchie Torres and organizing leaders after blocking traffic on Broadway in […] Read More

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