Welcome Home Westchester’s Statement to The Westchester Senate Delegation Budget Forum
As with last week’s public hearing for the New York State Assembly Delegation, today’s Senate budget hearing showed that support is strong for modest tools that could make a big difference in addressing our housing shortage. Nearly a dozen people cited providing more housing as a top concern, with many of them explicitly supporting the Governor’s proposal around accessory dwelling units, transit-oriented developments, or both.There’s a new recognition that some parts of local land use have been directly contributing to our housing shortage while also making it harder to address climate change, and harder particularly for young people, those with disabilities, and seniors to find affordable options. We need more housing choices of all shapes and sizes for all of Westchester’s residents. We urge others to join in on our mission to change the conversation on housing in Westchester!
-Welcome Home Westchester