City council leaders call on mayor to make greater investments in affordable and supportive housing


New York City Council Members were joined by housing advocates as they called on Mayor Eric Adams to incorporate the housing policies drafted in the Council’s Preliminary Budget Response.

These policies, highlighted today by Speaker Adrienne Adams during the April 21 press conference, would increase investments in affordable housing, expand specific homeless services as key solutions to housing insecurity and homelessness, and create safer neighborhoods – according to the council members.

The investments that Speaker Adrienne Adams, Deputy Speaker and General Welfare Committee Chair Diana Ayala, Housing & Buildings Committee Chair Pierina Sanchez, and Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Lincoln Restler and Shahana Hanif, specifically called for investing more in affordable and supportive housing, while expanding funds for effective housing and homelessness solutions.