Housing

The free market, not government controls, is the only way to have quality affordable housing. The recently enacted expansion of rent regulations throughout New York State will only exacerbate the housing shortages and force landlords to abandon and/or not do necessary repairs due to the inability to recoup the funds to provide the necessary repairs.  During the pandemic, government has protected renters from evictions, but ignored the plight of landlords who are expected to pay undiminished taxes or face foreclosure.  Government policies that interfered with the ability of real estate to generate income must not result in the socialist seizure of private property.