NEW YORK CITY—In the wake of Affordable Housing andLocal Jobs Now's announcement of its campaign to push for the approval of a revised421-a tax abatement program, a new poll reveals that NewYorkers favor an emphasis on creating more affordable housingversus wage increases for the construction industry.

AHLJN released data from the poll showing overwhelming supportfor the passing of a 421-a tax abatement revision that calls formore affordable housing without a special prevailing wage dealattached.

Voters appeared unsupportive of the prevailing wage deal becausethey do not want to see the number of affordable housing unitsdecline as a result of paying construction workers more. Morethan eight in ten New Yorkers see the affordable housing deficit asa crisis.

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