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Legislature Renews Push for State Law Change to Permit Appropriation of Tompkins County Funds for Affordable Housing

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Legislature Renews Push for State Law Change to Permit Appropriation of Tompkins County Funds for Affordable Housing

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Renewing an issue first advanced early last year, the Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused), urged the State Legislature to amend Section 224 of New York State County Law to permit Tompkins County to appropriate County funds towards the development, maintenance, or management of affordable housing (as counties are already able to do through use of federal and state funds.)  State law does not expressly permit counties to appropriate funds for the purpose of affordable housing, although it identifies 28 other purposes whereby counties may appropriate funds and enter into contracts to promote private benefit services.  Last year, Senator O’Mara had introduced proposed legislation that would amend New York County Law to add that new subdivision under permitted uses, pertaining to Tompkins County.