• Mayor Eric Adams Must Address the Staffing Crisis at HPD

    The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development is mired in a significant staffing crisis that began in earnest when hiring freezes and decreased rehiring were implemented during the pandemic. Its staffing shortage is slowing down housing production, potentially fueling further exits from the agency, and delaying the delivery of much-needed affordable and supportive housing […] Read More
  • NYHC’s Rachel Fee Testifies at State Budget Hearing

    NYHC executive director Rachel Fee testified at Monday’s 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on housing. We are encouraged by Governor Hochul’s $216.3 billion Executive Budget, including the $4.5 billion five-year housing plan and new land use proposal to unlock housing opportunity across the state. The framework for the new housing plan and accompanying legislative proposals […] Read More
  • Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Budget Sets Vision for New Statewide 5-Year Affordable Housing Plan

    This week, Governor Kathy Hochul released a $216.3 billion Executive Budget that proposes a new five-year housing plan, continues investment in existing housing programs and introduces policy changes to spur the creation of affordable housing across the state. NYHC is encouraged by the Executive Budget proposal, which includes a very significant increase in capital over the last […] Read More
  • Urgent Sign-on to Call on Mayor Adams to Exempt HPD from Budget Cuts

    Mayor Adams has also directed city agencies, including the Department of Housing Preservation, to make 3 percent cuts to their budget in 2022, 2023 and future years. This decision is short-sighted as it pertains to housing and will ultimately exacerbate a housing emergency that is impacting millions of New Yorkers. We are calling on Mayor […] Read More
  • Gov. Hochul Proposes New Affordable Housing Plan

    In her State of the State today, Governor Kathy Hochul proposed a bold new $25 billion, 100,000-unit, 5-year housing plan (SOTS page 125). We thank Governor Hochul for putting forward a plan to increase affordability, sustainability and equity in New York. We will be closely following the budget proposal to be released later this month to ensure […] Read More
  • NYHC’s Rachel Fee on Max Politics Podcast

    Rachel Fee was on the Max Politico Podcast yesterday, talking about affordable housing in the new Adams administration. Rachel joined John Sanchez, District Manager of Bronx Community Board 6 and Board Member of Open New York, and host Ben Max, editor of Gotham Gazette. Rachel talked about the need to address the housing and homelessness […] Read More