Affordable Housing & Rental Assistance

The increasing scarcity of affordable housing and rental assistance coupled with rising rents throughout the state has forced already rent-burdened families to scramble for a shrinking number of affordable rental units.

In 2012, half of New York State’s rental households were rent burdened, and more than 1 in 3 New York State homeowners spend more than 30 percent of their income on monthly housing expenses. CDF-NY will work to better understand the population of young families experiencing homelessness and connect these families to services that promote a return to housing stability, and will also promote the creation of robust rental assistance programs and advocate for an increase in affordable housing throughout New York City and State.