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Audit: Poor decisions by New York officials delaying affordable housing projects

Audit: Poor decisions by New York officials delaying affordable housing projects

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A new audit is highlighting delays that proposed affordable housing projects in New York typically face.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says New York’s low income housing trust fund program is dealing with delays that are avoidable, and he says those delays are holding up much-needed affordable housing projects statewide.

The audit specifically points out a 33-unit affordable housing project in Cortland, which received $1.9 million in state funding.

DiNapoli says the project didn’t get the final approval it needed from the state for more than two years, despite getting an initial go-ahead.

In all, the comptroller’s auditors found construction on about 4,400 low-income housing units statewide was delayed by six months or more, mostly because of poor decision-making by the state’s Division of Housing and Community Renewal, on what projects to fund.

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