“Hochul’s plan…is for real estate moguls, not working families”
ALBANY – Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that represents tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement from Campaign Coordinator Cea Weaver in response to the release of Governor Hochul’s 2023 Executive Budget:
“Rising rents are driving New Yorkers out of their homes every single day and over 100,000 students in our public school system are homeless. The blame for this crisis lies squarely at the feet of the real estate industry and the Albany politicians who do their bidding. The private sector, motivated solely by their bottom line, will never provide a path to stable and affordable housing for all New Yorkers.
Governor Hochul’s plan prioritizes deregulation and luxury housing production. It is for real estate moguls, not working families. Under the guise of “affordability,” the New York Housing Compact will exacerbate gentrification and inequality across New York State while doing nothing to keep New Yorkers housed or help them afford the rent today.
If Governor Hochul were serious about building a New York for all of us, she’d invest in deeply affordable housing and sensible protections like Good Cause Eviction and the Housing Access Voucher Program. She would invest in non-market housing policies, like Tenant Opportunity to Purchase. Tenants and homeless New Yorkers have the solutions. They simply need our leaders to get up the courage to stand up to the real estate industry once and for all.”