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Rep. Molinaro Holds Listening Session In Hudson On Housing Crisis

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Hudson, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today hosted a listening session on the housing crisis impacting the City of Hudson and Hudson Valley region. This comes as reports show rents and housing costs increase much faster than wages.

Rep. Molinaro was joined by Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murrell, local housing advocates, and representatives from the Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors, and the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation. 

Rep. Molinaro said, “This is a multifaceted issue: there’s not enough housing supply because of restrictive state and local land use policies. We have a skilled labor shortage and inflation is pushing up material costs. The result is steep increases in rent and housing costs, causing working families to feel immense pressure. We need to build our way out of this crisis with homes at every step of the ladder. I’m going to keep fighting to incentivize building, address the skilled labor shortage, and push for tax relief so working families can keep more of what they earn.”

In Congress, Rep. Molinaro voted to pass a bipartisan tax relief package that will increase the supply of affordable housing by enhancing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and support working families by expanding the Child Tax Credit. Rep. Molinaro also wrote legislation called the Tools Tax Deduction Act, which will get more workers in the skilled trades by offering tax deductions for tools they have to purchase for apprenticeship programs.