Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Housing
March 1, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany)


RuthAnne Visnauskas
Commissioner & CEO, New York State Homes and Community Renewal

Jacob Inwald
Director of Foreclosure Prevention, Legal services NYC

Erica Ludwick
Deputy Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) on behalf of Legal Services Alliance

Rebecca Garrard
Legislative Director, Citizen Action of New York

Claudia Waterton
Tenant Association Board President, for Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB)

Baaba K. Halm
Vice President & New York Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners – New York

Jamie Smarr
CEO, New York City Housing Partnership

Carlo A. Scissura
President and CEO, NY Building Congress

Deandra Khan
Political Coordinator, SEIU 32BJ

Jolie Milstein
President and CEO, New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSFAH)

Rachel Fee
Executive Director, New York Housing Conference (NYHC)

Ed Yaker
Board Treasurer, Amalgamated Housing Corporation

Mark Streb
Executive Director, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State (NPCNYS)

Rafael Cestero
CEO, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC)

Katelyn Wright
Treasurer and Executive Director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank, on behalf of the New York Land Bank Association

Lori Bellinghan
Vice President for Community Impact, Adirondack Foundation

Michael Borges
Executive Director, Rural Housing Coalition of New York

Blair Sebastian
Member, for the New York State Rural Advocates

Brahvan Ranga
Political Director, For the Many

Barika Williams
Executive Director, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)

Annemarie Gray
Executive Director, Open New York

Written Testimony
Alternative to Economic and Housing Displacement

Anshul Gupta

Basement Apartments Safe for Everyone (BASE)

Capital District Democratic Socialists of America

Catholic Migration Services

Center for Elder Law and Justice

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY)

Children’s Defense Fund New York

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Council (CHPC)

City-Wide Tenant Union of Rochester

Climate Reality Project Westchester

Community Resource Center (CRC)

Community Service Society of New York (CSS)

Community Voices Heard (CVH)

Denise Miller

Diana Strablow

Empire Justice Center

End AIDS NY Community Coalition

Fair Housing Justice Center; Westchester Residential Opportunities; Long Island Housing Services; Housing Opportunities Made Equal (of Buffalo); CNY Fair Housing

Flatbush Tenant Coalition

Goddard Riverside Law Project (GRLP)

Habitat for Humanity of New York State

Housing Conservation Coordinators

Housing Court Answers

Housing 4 All Long Island

Housing Help

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)

Housing Works

Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC)

Laborers Local 79

Inwood Legal Action

LeadingAge New York

Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Rockland County

Legal Services Access Alliance

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)

Lower Hudson Valley Democratic Socialists

Make the Road

Make the Road New York

Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York (MTDC)

Modern Courts

New Destiny Housing

New Economy Project

New York Legal Services Coalition

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

Niskanen Center

North West Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)

New York State Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (NYSPHADA)

Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY)

Regional Plan Association

Reinvent Albany

Residential Equity Holdings of New York

Right to Counsel NYC Coalition

RISE Housing and Support Services

Services and Advocacy for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE)

Showing Up for Racial Justice Rochester (SURJ ROC)

Southside United H.D.F.C.-Los Sures®

Syracuse Tenants Union (STU)

Taitem Engineering PC

TakeRoot Justice

Tenant Association of the Bronx

United Tenants of Albany (UTA)

Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project (SNP)

Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY (VLPCNY)

Zillow Group