During the State of the State, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York Housing Compact, a statewide strategy to increase housing supply and combat exclusionary zoning, with the goal of producing 800,000 new homes over the next decade. To ensure every community in the state is doing its fair share, the New York Housing Compact will require all cities, towns and villages to reach production targets on a three-year cycle. After three years, localities that do not meet growth targets or do not take steps to implement Preferred Actions, proposed housing developments that meet particular affordability criteria, but may not conform to existing zoning, may take advantage of a fast-track housing approval process if the locality denies the permit. More information on the proposals can be found starting on page 21 of this document.