The People’s Budget
The People’s Budget shows that the money is within reach to fully-fund NYCHA.
Fight For NYCHA is recommending on raising income taxes on corporations and on the wealthy. One proposal would eliminate some tax abatements for the Top 10% of income earners. Despite raising revenue, none of these proposals are punitive. In fact, these proposals are reasonable. And some of these ideas are legislation-ready.
The People’s Budget for Housing, Justice, and Dignity
The People’s Budget was first adopted in a Town Hall meeting on Sept. 18. An update was adopted on at a Town Hall meeting on Feb. 5.
The People’s Budget was drafted in consultation with public housing tenants, and it was adopted at a town hall attended by NYCHA tenants. The People’s Budget is a package of ideas for legislation that will raise taxes on the rich and reallocate funds from gentrification development plans to fully-fund public housing and forge new Government policy based on justice and dignity.
Originally, the People’s Budget passed at the first Fight For NYCHA Town Hall meeting on Sept. 18.
A second Town Hall meeting permitted the People’s Budget to be updated.
Two new line items were added at the Feb. 5 Town Hall meeting, showing that over $440 billion in taxes are readily available to fully-fund NYCHA and to fund other, new Government policy for justice and dignity for all New Yorkers.