As the health hazards and climate impacts of burning gas and other fossil fuels for cooking and heating in buildings gain more attention nationally, advocates are calling on New York Governor Kathy Hochul to move at least 2 million homes off fossil fuels by 2030 and to make a major investment in efficient, electrified affordable housing.
Today, over 200 groups sent a letter to the Governor calling for housing that is affordable, free of indoor air pollution, and environmentally sustainable.
The letter calls on the Governor to take four actions:
- Set a state target of at least 2 million energy-efficient all-electric homes by 2030, at least half of which will be new and existing affordable housing in and for Disadvantaged Communities
- Create a Green Affordable Housing Fund for Disadvantaged Communities
- End fossil fuel expansion with building codes and utility regulation
- Create tens of thousands of high quality, high-paying career jobs, with priority for Disadvantaged Communities and priority populations