March 23, 2023
On Thursday March 23rd, Policy and Advocacy Associate Juan Diaz submitted written testimony for the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development hearing that examined the preliminary 2023-2024 Executive Budget on housing.
CCC recommendations included; addressing staffing shortages at government agencies, supporting the human services workforce, expanding income eligibility to low-income individuals who access public transportation, and establishing basic universal income pilots for the most marginalized families. These recommendations will help ensure thousands of New Yorkers are employed, fairly compensated, and able to access essential benefits. Collectively, these steps can have a multiplier effect on economic recovery as financially secure families are able to contribute to the local economy.