2024 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Housing
February 14, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany

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

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

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

Erin Burns-Maine
Senior Vice President of Policy& Governmental Affairs, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC)

William Simmons
President, New York State Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Sylvia Morse
Policy Program Manager, Pratt Center for Community Development on behalf of Basement Apartments Safe for Everyone

Jacob Inwald
Director of Litigation-Economic Justice, Legal Services New York City

Erica Zimny
Deputy Director, Legal Services Access Alliance

Christie Peale
Executive Director/CEO, Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Randy Dillard
Tenant Leader and Right to Counsel Steering Committee Member, Right to Counsel Coalition and Community Action for Safe Apartments/New Settlement

Michael McKee
Treasurer, Tenants Political Action Committee

Megan Wylie
Government Relations Director, New York Building Congress

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

Bria Donohue
Government Affairs Manager, American Institute of Architects New York

Manny Pastreich
President, 32BJ SEIU

Annemarie Gray
Executive Director, Open New York

Emily Goldstein
Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)

Rashida Tyler
Project Manager, Interfaith Affordable Housing Collaborative/Partnership for Faith Based Housing and Community Development

Patrick Boyle
Senior Director, Enterprise Community Partners

Dr. Sandhya Kejeepeta
Senior Researcher, Thurgood Marshall Institute, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Barbara Williams
Member, Community Voices Heard

Jennifer Hernadez
Senior Housing Coordinator, Make the Road New York

Michael Borges
Executive Director, Rural Housing Coalition of New York

Lori Bellingham
Vice President for Community Impact, Adirondack Foundation

Blair Sebastian
Advocate, for the New York State Rural Advocates

Written Testimony
A. Philip Randolph Square Neighborhood Alliance

Access Justice Brooklyn

African Communities Together

American Debt Resources, Inc.

CAMBA Legal Services

Capital District Democratic Socialists of America

Catholic Migration Services

Center for Elder Law and Justice

Center for the Independence of the Disabled NY

Childrens' Defense Fund NY

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.

Churches United for Fair Housing

Citizens' Committee for Children

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Coalition for the Homeless

Community Housing Improvement Program

Community Service Society

Community Voices Heard

Empire Justice Center

Fifth Avenue Committee and Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester County

Homeless Services Alliance

Homeowner Stability Project

Housing and Services, Inc.

Housing Conservation Coalition and West Side Neighborhood Alliance

Housing Help Inc.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Housing Works

Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition

Interfaith Affordable Housing Collaborative

Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board

Leading Age NY

Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Rochester

Legal Defense Fund

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Lower Hudson Valley Democratic Socialists of America

Make the Road NY

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine

Midtown South Community Council

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Nassau Bar Foundation

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens

New Destiny Housing

NY Communist Party

NY Electrical Contractors Association

NY Land Bank Association

NY Legal Assistance Group

NY Legal Services Coalition


NYC Housing Partnership

NYS Dispute Resolution Association

Partners for Dignity and Rights

Prevent Child Abuse NY

PUSH Buffalo

Real Estate Board of NY

Red Hook Initiative

Regional Plan Association

Reinvent Albany

Right to Counsel NYC


Save63Tiffany and SWBTU

Supportive Housing Network of NY

TakeRoot Justice

Tenants PAC

Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, Inc. and Rensselaer County Housing Resources

United Tenants of Albany

Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY, Inc.

Volunteers of America-Greater NY

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing

Westchester Children's Association

Western NY Law Center


Woodside on the Move

Zillow Group