“Housing solutions, holistic public safety programs, mental health services, and education funding are among the investments in the state budget that are pivotal to support the increased stability of our communities. New Yorkers are facing a severe housing shortage that demands urgent and comprehensive action to ensure they can afford to remain in their communities. New York City will now be better positioned to build more affordable homes and convert commercial buildings to housing. Additional work to confront the housing crisis, evictions, and homelessness is necessary and remains a priority. We appreciate the work of our partners in state government and all stakeholders who have contributed to advancing this budget, and we look forward to continued efforts and partnership as we further examine the details of the adopted budget.”