Op Ed: New York must address its housing affordability crisis before it's too late

In her executive budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed streamlined, as-of-right zoning legislation for both accessory dwelling units and transit-oriented development. The bills were criticized by many quarters as an assault on local control and they were pulled. Withdrawal notwithstanding, this draft legislation, coupled with other budget initiatives such as funding targeting affordable housing, have placed the issue front and center.
FEBRUARY 24, 2022