“OP-ED Jumaane Williams Reaction To The $168B State Budget”

“Housing priorities such as meaningful action to combat homelessness, or the levels of funding that are truly needed to confront the ongoing crises at NYCHA housing, seem to never have made it into the negotiations at all. An independent monitor is a positive step, but without the necessary funding allocations, issues faced by long-suffering NYCHA tenants will at best be acknowledged, but inadequately addressed or corrected. Residents of NYCHA need a long-term financial commitment to ensure that they remain a priority after the election year has passed.”