ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
ASSEMBLY SUBCOMMITTEE ON MITCHELL-LAMA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Mitchell-Lama program provides low- and middle-income housing throughout New York City. Currently, approximately 250 developments comprise the program, which provide tens of thousands of housing units across the State. In recent years, many owners of Mitchell-Lama developments have chosen to exit the program. This hearing will explore options to encourage owners to remain in the program, thereby ensuring the continued affordability of these units.
Maintenance and upkeep in Mitchell-Lama developments are also important. In May 2013, 44 Mitchell-Lama properties were transferred from the Empire State Development Portfolio to the New York State Housing Finance Authority. This included 8,628 middle- and low-income housing units. Thirty-five of these properties were identified as severely distressed, in need of crucial care and necessary maintenance. Last year the Legislature supported providing these developments with approximately $17.6 million to aid in their rehabilitation. This hearing will examine the transfer and rehabilitation of these Mitchell-Lama developments, as well as rehabilitation efforts in other developments.
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Member of Assembly
Committee on Housing
Member of Assembly
Subcommittee on Mitchell-Lama