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Affordable housing conference keeps need in spotlight

Sep 15, 2023 12:45 am

Kate Lisa reports in New York State of Politics that hundreds of people turned out in Albany Sept. 14 in Albany for the state Association for Affordable Housing's annual affordable housing conference. Senate Housing Committee chair Brian Kavanagh said, "We've been working hard now to develop solutions to the housing crisis.... We recognize as I'm sure everyone in this room does that that is going to involve increasing supply and also, in many parts of the state, stabilizing the housing we've got already." Several issues were discussed at the conference including funding, and local opposition to low-cost housing. Gov. Kathy Hochul this year proposed building 800,000 new units over 10 years, but state legislators did not pass her plan. Hochul's spokesperson Justin Henry said in a statement on Sept. 14 that. “Gov. Hochul remains committed to increasing New York’s housing supply in light of the housing crisis, and will continue to work closely with the Legislature and other stakeholders on solutions to make the state more affordable and more livable for all New Yorkers." Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.