Center for Working Families


  • Of the 7+ million units of residential housing in NYS, over 5 million were built before 1970
  • New York’s unemployment rate was 8.9% in August 2009, compared to 5.7% for the same month last year
  • Buildings account for over a third of New York State’s carbon dioxide emissions
  • New York pays more for energy than any other state besides Hawaii and Connecticut
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The Center for Working Families creates and implements innovative policy ideas to improve the lives of working and low income New Yorkers.

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