Legal Aid Society


LAS Lauds Governor for Signing Public Housing Preservation Trust Into Law

The Legal Aid Society is praising Governor Kathy Hochul for signing a law that will create a Public Housing Preservation Trust, providing the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) with additional funding opportunities to address a massive backlog of capital repairs and other operational needs for 25,000 units.

Adriene Holder, Chief Attorney of the Civil Practice at Legal Aid, joined the Governor at a signing ceremony for the bill earlier today at the Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem.

“With the stroke of a pen, Governor Hochul has empowered our clients and public housing residents by providing them leverage in deciding their future under the NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust,” said Holder.

“At a critical time, with huge unmet capital needs in NYCHA’s public housing and no current prospect of additional Federal funding, this law will provide an opportunity for NYCHA to access funds to make repairs and for residents to actively choose if the Trust is the means by which their housing is preserved,” she continued. “We commend Governor Hochul for signing this bill into law, and thank bill sponsors Senator Julia Salazar and Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz for their leadership and advocacy.”