More than a dozen organizations this week are unveiling a coalition pushing for the bolstering of affordable housing in New York in the coming years.
The 14 groups, composed of entities like New York State Association for Affordable Housing, AARP New York and CSH, outlined a set of housing priorities that stretch into the new decade.
Those proposals include a new $10 billion five-year housing program to stretch from 2022 to 2027 and aimed at building upon the work of current housing efforts.
The coalition also wants commitments for 7,000 new units over the next five years as part of New York's planned 20,000-unit 15-year supportive housing vow.
In all, the groups want plans that will address both affordability and homelessness — twin issues stemming from similar problems.
“The coming legislative session is a vital opportunity for state legislators to enact policies that will help address the unprecedented housing crisis that still persists throughout the state,” said Jolie Milstein, the president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. “Housing organizations from all over the state recommend several clear policies that will make it easier for New Yorkers to secure the housing they need and deserve."