Albany lawmakers push for 35,000 supportive housing units

(DAILY NEWS) Glenn Blain — A bipartisan group of 133 state Assembly members is urging Gov. Cuomo to develop 35,000 units of supportive housing across the state to combat homelessness.

The group sent a letter to Cuomo Thursday asking him to commit to develop the new housing — including 23,350 new units for adults, 10,150 units for families and 1,500 units for youths — by 2025.

“It is the logical solution to homelessness — supportive housing provides stable homes and support services to those in need,” said Assembly Social Services Committee Chairman Andrew Hevesi, (D-Queens), who drafted the letter.

The letter does not contain any cost estimates for the new housing.

“It will save taxpayer dollars as it is more cost-effective than relying on homeless shelters and, most importantly, it works,” Hevesi said.

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said the governor will review the request.

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