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City of Cortland Adopts a Pro-Housing Community Pledge


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The City of Cortland Common Council voted unanimously to approve to take the necessary steps to start the process of alleviating the ongoing housing crisis that has affected the Cortland Community by adopting the Pro-Housing Communities Pledge.

The pledge will have the City of Cortland begin work to make a more streamlined process for multifamily housing, affordable housing, accessible housing, accessory dwelling units, and supportive housing within the City of Cortland.

Cortland will also work towards adopting policies that affirm the city’s fair housing. In a letter to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Cortland Mayor Scott Steve also noted additional steps the City of Cortland will take include: incorporating regional housing needs into planning decisions, and increasing development capacity for residential units.

The ongoing housing crisis has brought a negative effect throughout the state and with the pledge, the City of Cortland hopes to create housing growth that will bring a positive change to the city. Taking the pledge will help the city towards state grants in the future.

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