Housing Advocates Growing Restless Over Frozen $2 Billion in State Budget Posted on May 27, 2016 by Jacquelyn Simone There are now two separate campaigns urging Albany to release plans for a $2 billion pot of housing money that has sat unused since its inclusion in the state budget. More than 100 affordable-housing organizations have joined the New York Housing Conference in imploring Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to agree on how to spend the earmarked cash before the Senate and Assembly break on June 16 for the summer. This week, a separate drive was launched by an organization called The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing, the Daily News reported. Both are signs of growing concern that delays in doling out the money, which was increased by Cuomo to historic levels, are preventing developers from planning new projects for homeless and low-income households.