Originally Posted on January 13, 2016

Today, Council Member Margaret Chin released the following statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo‟s announcement today of a $20 billion housing plan to fight homelessness and create affordable housing during his annual State of the State address:

“I applaud Gov. Cuomo for this historic commitment to address some of the greatest challenges of our time: the lack of affordable housing, and the rising tide of homelessness. This $20 billion housing plan promises to make a real and lasting difference in thousands of New Yorkers‟ lives. As a Council Member representing a district with a high number of „hidden homeless,‟ I hope that some of these badly needed funds are used to get struggling members of our community, many of whom are seniors, into permanent and affordable homes. By making this announcement today, Gov. Cuomo has challenged us all to think big to confront big problems.”