AARP NY Statement on Removal of Accessory Dwelling Unit Provision from Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal

By AARPNY | February 18, 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today in response to the removal of the Governor’s accessory dwelling unit provision from her 2022-23 Executive Budget proposal:

“AARP New York is disappointed to see the provision to expand and regulate accessory dwelling units statewide removed from the Executive Budget.

“We will continue working with the Governor and state legislators as they look to reach consensus with municipal stakeholders.

“Accessory dwelling units can keep family caregivers close to their loved ones and help older New Yorkers remain in their own homes by providing them an extra source of income. The regulation of ADUs protects the safety of renters. We are committed to helping find a workable way to expand ADUs and foster intergenerational communities.”

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