Statement of CPC President and CEO Rafael E. Cestero on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

“I applaud Governor Cuomo and his team for proposing an ambitious housing plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable units for New Yorkers of all incomes across all corners of the state. For more than 25 years, CPC has partnered with the State to drive private investment and address the complex housing and community revitalization needs of cities from Long Island to Buffalo. Throughout the last six years we have seen the impact of the Governor’s economic development initiatives, and I am excited that his new housing plan will continue to advance those efforts by infusing billions of dollars and much needed resources to our upstate communities.

For New York City and many cities across our state, homelessness is the most urgent housing and humanitarian issue we face. Today the Governor has put New York State at the forefront by committing an unprecedented level of resources to ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens will have an opportunity to get a hand-up, get off the streets, and into a stable and supportive environment where they can get their lives back on track.

As the Administration moves forward with these bold plans we look forward to continuing our work together to help advance the programs that will be critical to expanding and preserving the state’s affordable housing stock, revitalizing our cities, and addressing the homeless crisis.”


Contact: Eric Bederman, VP/Communications

212-869-5300, ext. 482 ebederman@communityp.com