The New York Housing Conference is partnering elected officials and other housing advocacy organizations to oppose the cuts to HPD’s capital budget. Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget proposes to cut the current year and next year’s HPD capital budget by 40 percent – $581 million in 2020 and $457 million in 2021, dramatically reducing the city’s affordable housing plan. Below is the text of a letter we are sending to Mayor de Blasio calling on him to reverse the cuts and prioritize affordable housing. Please sign below and share with your network. #NoCapitalCuts

Letter Opposing Cuts

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

Housing New York, the largest affordable housing plan in the nation, and the cornerstone of your fight against inequality in New York City, must be spared by cuts to the capital budget.  The serious health and economic impacts of coronavirus on our city are profound and boldly underscore the urgency and need for affordable housing.  Together, we are united in strong opposition to the capital cuts proposed in the Executive Budget.  Affordable housing is central to creating opportunity for families. Housing is the launching pad for success and is needed now more than ever.

With a tragedy of massive unemployment and housing insecurity facing our city, we call on you to fully restore the capital spending plan for housing.  The housing budget must be protected as affordable housing investment is the counter-cyclical tool that can jumpstart jobs, spending and the local economy.

It is also the way to house the homeless – an important part of the public health response to this deadly pandemic. As we approach reopening our city, investing in affordable housing must be part of our recovery- to bring back jobs, to stimulate the economy and most importantly to keep us safe and healthy. 

Organizations and elected officials are encouraged to sign on to this letter to Mayor de Blasio by May 29th. If you have any questions email Brendan Cheney at brendan.cheney@thenyhc.org.

152 Organizations and 10 Elected Officials have signed on as of May 22, 2020.

New York City Council Member Andy King, District 12
New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson, District 16
New York City Council Member Francisco Moya, District 21
New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22
New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, District 34   
New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, District 36 
New York City Council Member Brad Lander, District 39
New York City Council Member Inez Barron, District 42
New York City Council Member Farah Louis, District 45
New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, District 45
144 Development LLC
163rd Street Improvement Council, Inc
Acacia Network
Accent Development
ACMH, Inc.
Alembic Community Development
Amie Gross Architects
The Arker Companies
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation
Association for Community Living, Inc.
Association for Energy Affordability
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Avante Contracting Corporation
B&B Urban LLC
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
BenchmarkTitle Agency, LLC
Bernheimer Architecture
The Bluestone Organization
BRC
Breaking Ground
The Bridge
Brooklyn Community Services
Blue Sea Development Company, LLC
Blue Sky Bronx LLC
The Bluestone Organization
The Bronx Parent Housing Network, Inc.
Brownsville Partnership
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.
Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development
Catholic Community Relations Council of New York
Catholic Homes New York, an affiliate of Catholic Charities New York
CB Emmanuel Realty LLC
Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Center for Urban Community Services
Chhaya CDC
CitiLeaf Housing
Citizens Housing and Planning Council
Coalition for the Homeless
Columba Hall HDFC
Comunilife, Inc.
Committee For Hispanic Children and Families
Community Access
Community League of the Heights. Inc
Community Preservation Corporation
Community Service Society of New York
Covenant House New York
CSH
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Cycle Architecture, PLLC
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Dattner Architects, DPC
DP Group General Contracting
Dunn Development Corp.
EGA Hall HDFC
Eisele Architects
EMTG Consultants
Engel & Partners Inc.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
ERM Architecture LLC
Federated National Land
Fifth Avenue Committee
Forsyth Street Advisors
Fountain House
Gateway Housing
Geel Community Services, Inc.
GEMA Hall HDFC
Genesis Companies
Gilbane Development Company
Gotham Organization
Habitat for Humanity New York City
HANAC, Inc.
HELP USA
Heritage V LLC
Hester Street
Highbridge Community Development Corp.
HLW International
Homeless Services United
Hope Community, Inc
Housing & Services, Inc.
Housing Justice for All
Housing Rights Initiative
Housing Works, Inc.
Housing Workshop
The Hudson Companies, Inc.
Infinite Horizons
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
IMPACCT Brooklyn
JOE NYC
Joy Construction Corp
Kinetic Communities Consulting
KMM Consultants, LLC
The Kretchmer Companies
Lantern Community Services
Law Offices Of Daniel Weisz P.C.
Lettire Construction Corp.
Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund, Inc.
LISC NYC
LiveOn NY
Low Income Investment Fund
Magnusson Architecture & Planning PC
Manna of Life Ministries
Mega Contracting
MHANY Management Inc.
MLappin & Associates LLC
MM Development Advisors, Inc.
Monadnock Development
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
Neighbors Together
New Destiny Housing Corporation
New York City Housing Partnership
New York State Association for Affordable Housing
New York State Housing Stabilization Fund – LISC
The NRP Group
Omni New York LLC
Parsons Housing Justice Lab at The New School
Pennrose
Perfect Alignment Resources, Inc.
Phipps Houses
Project Renewal, Inc.
Providence House, Inc
Property Resources Corporation
Radson Development
Real Estate Board of New York
Regional Plan Association
Regions Affordable Housing LLC
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Rockabill
Robert Sanborn Development
Services for the UnderServed
Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
Selfhelp Realty Group
Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects
Shelter Rock Builders LLC
SKA Marin
Slate Property Group
Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, Inc.
Soul Meridian LLC
St. Nicks Alliance
STEL, Inc.
Supportive Housing Network of New York
Unique People Services
University Neighborhood Housing Program
Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC
Urban Builders Collaborative LLC
Urban Pathways
Urban Quotient
Vidal Architects
VOCAL-NY
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.
WNC
Xenolith Partners