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Commuters get off at the Scarsdale train station.

The Scarsdale Forum’s Zoning and Planning, Downtown Revitalization, Education, Municipal Services, Scarsdale Fiscal Affairs and Sustainability committees prepared and released April 2 a report “under expeditious treatment” opposing New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed Housing Compact Program.

As part of the state’s fiscal year 2024 proposed budget, the Housing Compact Program ( is, according to the governor’s website, “a multifaceted approach to address New York’s historic housing shortage” by building 800,000 new residences over the next 10 years and “will encourage growth by removing barriers to housing production, incentivizing new construction, and setting local housing targets across every New York community.” The goal is to “make it easier for families to live and thrive in New York, for employers to accommodate the workers that they need to keep their businesses growing” and for New York to “expand fair access to quality housing.”

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