For Immediate Release

November 14, 2016



Statement from the Campaign for NY NY Housing on Proposed 421-a Deal:


NEW YORK -- The Campaign for New York New York Housing today issued the following statement on proposals to link a new 421-a program to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to building 20,000 units of supportive housing for the homeless:


“The Governor pledged 20,000 units of supportive housing in January, passed a budget funding 6,000 units contingent on the signing of an MOU in April, and released only a portion of the money for 1,200 units of supportive housing in June. It is November, and now the Governor seems to be connecting a 421-a agreement, a program that has nothing to do with housing people who are homeless, to getting the MOU signed to release the remaining money earmarked for supportive housing.  There is nothing in the 2016-17 budget that requires a 421-a agreement to be signed into law before the MOU is signed. We urge the Governor, without further delay, to negotiate and sign the MOU with the legislature. With the state facing a growing homeless crisis time is of the essence.”