March 24, 2023
By Basha Gerhards, Catherine Trapani, and Beatriz de la Torre
Our worsening housing crisis is putting New York’s families under increasing strain every day. As leaders from across the housing and homeless services sectors, we know that a statewide housing voucher program is a critical tool for helping those families and preventing homelessness.
Rising rental prices, the end of pandemic-era aid, and a severe shortage of affordable options — not just in New York City but across the state — are making it harder and harder for New Yorkers to find and keep stable housing. The result: More than 90,000 people are homeless on any given night in New York state, and hundreds of thousands more are living on the brink of eviction.