Assembly Member Khaleel M. Anderson Galvanize Colleagues & Public Housing Advocates for NYCHA Rally at State Capitol

ALBANY — Assembly Member Khaleel M. Anderson led a rally at the New York State Capitol in collaboration with The Residents to Preserve Public Housing, Senator Brian Kavanaugh, Assembly Members Jackson, Epstein, Niou and Mitaynes to highlight critically needed investments in public housing: $3.4B in capital funds, $2.8B in operating funds for the New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA), and an additional $1B for public housing outside of New York City in the SFY 2022-23 One-House budget.

The Residents to Preserve Public Housing, Assembly Member Anderson and his legislative colleagues spoke to the unacceptable living conditions that many public-housing residents experience daily. Decades of neglect and disinvestment has exacerbated the leaks, gas outages and mold reported by residents.

“Our state budget is a moral document – and it would be morally unjust to pass this year’s budget without critical investments in the repair and recovery of public housing,” said Assembly Member Anderson. “Currently, the Governor’s proposed budget includes no funding for both NYCHA and the Housing Authorities outside of NYCHA. Public housing needs funding, not austerity. We stand united in our demand for investments that will end cycles of disinvestment and disrepair.”

Assembly Member Anderson, his colleagues in the legislature and community advocates and activists lead this call for state funding after Assembly Member Anderson’s leadership last year in advocating for federal funding to repair and restore NYCHA alongside Senator Charles E. Schumer, tenant leaders, and community organizers.