Affordable housing: Gillibrand touts Congressional bill to change NYC resident qualifications

With affordable housing growing more scarce in the Big Apple, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) is the latest elected to take on the affordable housing shortage as a way to help alleviate the financial burdens so many New Yorkers face.  

Gillibrand, who is New York’s junior senator, along with Congress Member Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) reintroduced their Affordable Housing and Area Median Income (AMI) Fairness Act from 2022 during a press conference in Midtown on Monday. The bill is designed to address some of the challenges that they say led to a lack of affordable housing in cities across the country, including how households qualify.