In the midst of a pandemic and rising housing prices, Governor Hochul acted swiftly to expand access to affordable housing and keep New Yorkers in their homes.
Kathy knows that access to stable housing is a fundamental right. Too many New Yorkers face homelessness and struggle to find safe, affordable housing options. This crisis has been further exacerbated by the pandemic, particularly in our Black and Brown communities.
As Governor, Kathy is taking bold action to address the homelessness crisis, including establishing teams of trained mental health practitioners, known as Safe Options Support (SOS) teams, to work with emergency shelters, outreach providers and permanent supportive housing providers to help transition New Yorkers living on the street into stable housing.
Governor Hochul has also enacted significant measures to expand access to affordable housing, prevent evictions, provide relief to landlords, and keep families in their homes. As part of her agenda for New York’s comeback, she launched a comprehensive 5-year housing plan to invest $25 billion to create and preserve 100,000 affordable housing units, including 10,000 units with supportive services for vulnerable New Yorkers.
By investing in efforts to keep more New Yorkers in their homes and address the homelessness crisis, Governor Hochul is standing true to her commitment to address these issues head-on and support the economic security of New Yorkers.