United for Housing, a coalition of more than 90 organizations led by the New York Housing Conference, sent a letter to Mayor-elect Eric Adams calling on him to appoint a deputy mayor for housing and homelessness.
Affordable housing is such a critical issue for New Yorkers and is central to the City’s economic recovery and we hope Mayor-elect Adams will now create a new deputy mayor position for housing, signaling that housing is, in fact, a top priority for his administration. This position would create a focused portfolio of housing-related agencies reporting to a new deputy mayor to center preservation efforts around public housing while better aligning housing and homeless agency goals to expand housing supply and reduce homelessness. The deputy mayor should be directly accountable to the Mayor.
Read the letter here.