Statement from Housing Justice for All on Continued “Good Cause” Negotiations

(NEW YORK, NY) –  Housing Justice for All released the following statement on continued “Good Cause” eviction legislation negotiations, in response to today’s statement from legislative leadership:

“Both the Senate and the Assembly have the votes to pass a comprehensive housing package that would include ‘Good Cause’ and the Housing Access Voucher Program.

“The time for leadership is now, as millions of lives hang in the balance. Governor Hochul would not veto a wildly popular omnibus bill in the midst of a historic housing crisis. We urge the state legislature to call her bluff. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie – leaders of Democratic supermajorities –  must respond to the consensus in their respective conferences by bringing this entire package to the floor for an immediate vote.

“Anything short of immediate action on this package would amount to a colossal failure of leadership during an unprecedented time of suffering for millions of tenants from all corners of New York State. Ending the legislative session without having passed any meaningful housing initiatives is a reality that no member of the public will accept.”

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