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Mayor Adams' Statement on City Council Subcommittees' Three Votes to Advance Thousands of Affordable Housing Units for New Yorkers

November 17, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement after the New York City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises voted unanimously to approve the Innovation Queens and Innovative Urban Village affordable housing projects and the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Dispositions voted unanimously to approve the Livonia4 project:

“Today marks a new day for affordable housing in New York City. On the heels of yesterday’s announcement of plans for 2,500 affordable homes in Willets Point, the City Council’s actions today move the ball forward on thousands more. In the last two days alone, we have taken major steps towards delivering nearly 8,200 new homes for New Yorkers, more than three-quarters of which will be affordable.

“The unanimous votes in support of all three of these projects speak volumes. We have a severe housing shortage at the root of our affordable housing crisis, and the only way to solve it is to build more housing — especially affordable housing. That’s what this administration is doing — building historic levels of affordable housing — and I am proud of what we have accomplished, working hand-in-hand with our colleagues in the City Council.

“I want to congratulate my partner in government, Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, as well as subcommittee Chairs Kevin Riley and Farah Louis and the members of both subcommittees.

“This is what a ‘City of Yes’ looks like. I look forward to celebrating with New Yorkers when they move into their new homes.”


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