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Hochul considering executive order to build needed housing

May 16, 2023 12:41 pm

Zack Fink reports for New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy Hochul says she may sign an executive order to create more housing in New York. Hochul and many Hudson Valley officials have said there is an affordable housing crisis in the state. Hochul proposed building 800,000 new housing units in the new state budget, but that plan was dismissed in negotiations with legislators. There are only a few weeks left in the legislature to pass new housing legislation. Now she is asking about an executive order to address the problem. “What else can we accomplish by executive order,” Hochul said. “What opportunities I have as governor to find ways to create more housing on state-owned properties, for example. Areas where I can achieve more.” Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.