“For nearly 60 years Mitchell-Lama housing has provided individuals and families with the stability needed to build strong and prosperous communities. This legislation advances our commitment to affordable housing and makes the program more accessible to a greater number of New Yorkers,” said Speaker Sheldon Silver.
“I welcome the State Senate’s passage of this important housing legislation, and would like to thank my colleague Senator Squadron for his leadership on this issue. The cost of housing has risen drastically in New York City. There is a severe shortage of affordable housing and by expanding the eligibility for these Mitchell-Lama apartments we are making housing more accessible for more of our citizens,” said Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman.
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