NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Passage Of Fair Housing Framework Legislation

November 15th, 2023

Press Release

"The only solution to the affordable housing crisis we face is to build and preserve more deeply affordable, accessible, income-targeted housing. The legislation from Speaker Adams which the Council passed today will help to produce crucial housing in all communities across the city, while ensuring that work is done with the communities themselves.

"Taken in conjunction with my office’s Racial Impact Study legislation, which passed in 2021 and requires that most new projects are assessed for their ability to affirmatively further fair housing, this new law will help alleviate the need for growth without displacing or damaging existing communities. To this end, we must also continue to change affordability targets for new projects, so that current residents can actually afford to live in their neighborhoods.

"I thank the Speaker and Council for making this crisis a priority, and meeting it with legislation that will help our city both meet this moment of need and provide a framework for the future."

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