Adams’ housing boss Jessica Katz set to step down amid migrant and housing crises


Jessica Katz, the city’s chief housing officer, is stepping down from her post at the beginning of July, City Hall confirmed in a statement to amNewYork Metro Wednesday afternoon.

Katz’s departure, which was first reported by the news site Gothamist, comes as the city struggles to find shelter for tens of thousands of migrants who’ve arrived since last year and continues to deal with a pre-existing housing crisis — where rents are on the rise and affordable units are in short supply.