CUOMO'S HOUSING CRISIS: Homelessness and unaffordability in New York State
Across the state, a growing number of low-income tenants are vulnerable to becoming homeless, and Governor Cuomo bears responsibility for their situation. This report from the Housing Justice for All Campaign shows that Cuomo’s failure to deliver stronger protections for tenants and take meaningful action to address homelessness over the past seven years has played a significant role in fueling the current housing crisis impacting many New Yorkers.
Governor Cuomo has an urgent moral obligation to fix this housing crisis. Over half of low income tenants are currently paying more than 50% of their income in rent. If he fails to act, the number of New Yorkers living in shelters will exceed 100,000 by 2020.
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How women are impacted by New York State’s rental housing crisis.
Every night, more than 92,000 people in New York State -- many of whom are women, and many of whom are women of color -- sleep in a shelter. The rise in housing costs, combined with a lack of strong tenant protections, is a primary contributing factor.