With over half million of unemployed New Yorkers and thousands of tenants struggling to pay rent across the city, Mayor de Blasio proposed cutting by 40 percent the capital budget of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development: $581 million from the current fiscal year and another $457 million next year. In a context where affordable housing is more important than ever, these cuts will make difficult the production of homes for low- and middle-income New Yorkers.
The Housing Justice Lab joined the efforts organized by the New York Housing Conference by signing a letter to Mayor de Blasio which calls to reverse the cuts and prioritize affordable housing. For more information about the letter, click here. The letter was signed by 163 organizations and 14 Elected Officials.
New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, District 1
New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera, District 2
New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, District 5
New York City Council Member Andy King, District 12
New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Budget, District 16
New York City Council Member Francisco Moya, District 21
New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22
New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, District 34
New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Chair of Committee on Housing and Buildings, District 36
New York Council Member Carlos Menchaca, District 38
New York City Council Member Brad Lander, District 39
New York City Council Member Inez Barron, District 42
New York City Council Member Farah Louis, District 45
New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, District 45
144 Development LLC
163rd Street Improvement Council, Inc
The Actors Fund
Alembic Community Development
Amie Gross Architects
The Arker Companies
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation
Association for Community Living, Inc.
Association for Energy Affordability
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Avante Contracting Corporation
B&B Urban LLC
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
BenchmarkTitle Agency, LLC
The Bluestone Organization
Brooklyn Community Services
Blue Sea Development Company, LLC
Blue Sky Bronx LLC
The Bluestone Organization
The Bronx Parent Housing Network, Inc.
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.
Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development
Catholic Community Relations Council of New York
Catholic Homes New York, an affiliate of Catholic Charities New York
CB Emmanuel Realty LLC
Center for Disability Rights
Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Center for Urban Community Services
Citizens Housing and Planning Council
Coalition for the Homeless
Columba Hall HDFC
Committee For Hispanic Children and Families
The Community Builders
Community League of the Heights. Inc
Community Preservation Corporation
Community Service Society of New York
Covenant House New York
Crosstown Companies, Inc.
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
Cycle Architecture, PLLC
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Dattner Architects, DPC
DP Group General Contracting
Dunn Development Corp.
EGA Hall HDFC
Engel & Partners Inc.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
ERM Architecture LLC
Federated National Land
Fifth Avenue Committee
Forsyth Street Advisors
Geel Community Services, Inc.
GEMA Hall HDFC
Gilbane Development Company
Habitat for Humanity New York City
Heritage V LLC
Highbridge Community Development Corp.
Homeless Services United
Hope Community, Inc
Housing & Services, Inc.
Housing Justice for All
Housing Rights Initiative
Housing Works, Inc.
The Hudson Companies, Inc.
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Joy Construction Corp
Kinetic Communities Consulting
KMM Consultants, LLC
The Kretchmer Companies
Lantern Community Services
Law Offices Of Daniel Weisz P.C.
Lettire Construction Corp.
Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund, Inc.
Low Income Investment Fund
Magnusson Architecture & Planning PC
Manna of Life Ministries
MHANY Management Inc.
MLappin & Associates LLC
MM Development Advisors, Inc.
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
New Destiny Housing Corporation
New York City Housing Partnership
New York Building Congress
New York State Association for Affordable Housing
New York State Council of Churches
New York State Housing Stabilization Fund – LISC
The NRP Group
NYAH Advisors LLC
Omni New York LLC
Parsons Housing Justice Lab at The New School
The Partnership for the Homeless
Perfect Alignment Resources, Inc.
Project Renewal, Inc.
Providence House, Inc
Property Resources Corporation
Real Estate Board of New York
Regional Plan Association
Regions Affordable Housing LLC
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Robert Sanborn Development
Services for the UnderServed
Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
Selfhelp Realty Group
Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects
Shelter Rock Builders LLC
Shorewood Real Estate Group
Slate Property Group
Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, Inc.
Soul Meridian LLC
St. Nicks Alliance
St. Mary’s Park Houses Resident Council
Supportive Housing Network of New York
Unique People Services
University Neighborhood Housing Program
Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC
Urban Builders Collaborative LLC
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.