The Governor’s State of the State reflected a continued support for affordable housing. He proposes tax relief for low income renters (State wide) and proposed $100 million in additional investment to create and preserve 3000 units through the 2013 House NY, producing 3500 construction jobs.
The Governor reported on his housing recovery programs with federal disaster relief funding which reimburses owners for repair and reconstruction of storm damaged homes and rentals. Funding can be used to purchase homes at risk of future damage, to elevate homes and other flood and storm surge mitigagtion measures. Funding is available to legal services providers for residents and communities who need assistance with code administration all totaling $1.5 billion for housing reconstruction for disaster recovery.
The Governor also has proposed amending the Real Property Law to prohibit discrimination against DV victims in housing