Housing that heals
Health and housing are linked. Residents who do not have stable or quality housing are less healthy. Safe, secure, affordable housing is a basic human right.
In the last decade, we added 500,000 New Yorkers but only 100,000 units of new housing.
We’re falling deeper into a housing and affordability crisis that was badly exacerbated by COVID19, and we face a looming eviction cliff.
Kathryn served as the interim Chair of NYCHA–the largest public housing authority in the country. She is the only candidate in the race with hands-on housing management experience. Kathryn will focus the City’s housing agenda on outcomes. Rather than fixating on units, we will focus on reducing the number of people who are sleeping on the street, who are rent burdened and who are in shelters.
Kathryn will address street homelessness with urgency and compassion. We spend $3 billion annually on shelters and renting hotel rooms that fail to adequately serve NYC neighborhoods and families. Instead, we will move away from shelter strategy to a housing strategy.
We cannot reduce housing prices without increasing supply. Kathryn’s plan will accelerate much needed construction of new housing for New Yorkers today and tomorrow.