Ahead of the first vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), which represents hundreds of member firms that collectively manage tens of thousands of affordable homes statewide, released the following statement from its president and CEO, Jolie Milstein:
“Americans deserve to know how the candidates plan to address housing instability, and will be listening closely to the vice-presidential debate for comments on this important topic. The absence of any real discussion about housing affordability and homelessness has been wholly disappointing.
“The existing housing crisis has been exacerbated by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and families need stable housing more than ever. We urge the candidates to promote a housing platform that includes not only rent and mortgage relief, but commits to robust funding programs that spur affordable housing development and preservation nationwide.”