Rachel Fee testified at the State Joint Legislative Budget Committee on the Governor’s Executive Budget on Wednesday in Albany.
NYHC called on the Legislature to bolster the impact of the statewide affordable housing plan by fully allocating the promised funding in the 5 year housing plan and providing additional funding for public housing and ESSHI be included. Rachel testified about NYHC’s collaborative work with 14 coalition partner organizations in developing a draft budget and policy recommendations for the closeout of the current housing plan in addition to next five year state housing plan (FY2022-27).
NYHC also asked the Legislature to enact a requirement that a statewide affordable housing plan be developed and funded at least every 5 years, as well as new funding for the enforcement of the new source of income discrimination law protecting renters and funding for a senior resident service coordinator program.
Her full testimony is linked here.