Testimony Of Daryl Hornick-Becker Policy & Advocacy Associate Citizens’ Committee For Children Of New York Presented To The New York City Council Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget Hearing

Testimony & Public Comments

May 21, 2020

Daryl Hornick-Becker, CCC’s Policy & Advocacy Associate, testified on May 21 via Zoom in front of the New York City Council Committee on Finance regarding Mayor de Blasio’s 2021 Executive Budget.

In his testimony, Daryl highlighted the impacts of the budget on children and families in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including deep cuts to education and youth services, and the need to expand access to behavioral health supports. Additionally, to avoid a surge in family homelessness, additional investments will be needed in community-based prevention to keep families stably housed.

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