“Governor Hochul proposed a thoughtful State of the State address that advances housing, mental health care, and economic opportunity as key priorities. As New York faces a serious housing crisis that impacts the health and safety of all New Yorkers, our city and state’s leaders are all prioritizing solutions and Governor Hochul’s plan contributes to helping ensure housing is available to New Yorkers. We must prioritize the equitable development of more affordable housing to meet this critical need. Our health and safety are shared, and rely on the well-being of all New Yorkers. Governor Hochul’s mental health plan proposes smart immediate and long-term investments to expand access to care, addressing the historic underinvestment that led us to today’s crisis. I look forward to continuing to partner with Governor Hochul and all of our state leaders to ensure New Yorkers have the care, housing, and opportunity they need to thrive.”