NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Work Requirements In The Mayor's Housing Voucher Rule

June 21st, 2023

Press Release

"Ending the 90-day rule is an important but incomplete part of addressing the voucher issues that exacerbate the housing and homelessness crisis in our city. The mayor’s executive action is not a substitute for the broad and lasting legislation passed by the City Council.

"By including work requirements in that order, the administration is actually moving us backward. Particularly given Albany’s inaction on the Housing Access Voucher Program, the city has even greater responsibility to provide housing support. Yet far from streamlining access to housing, this is conservative, counterproductive policy and philosophy that will shut out New Yorkers most in need.

"I implore the mayor to rescind these requirements, and to enact the full package of legislation that was passed by the City Council and desperately needed by so many New Yorkers."

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