Capital Tonight State of Politics: Housing Advocacy Group Backs Scaffold Law

An organization that supports affordable housing for the poor is joining a coalition that is pushing back against efforts to overhaul the state’s Scaffold Law.

Real Affordability for All is joining the larger Scaffold Safety Coalition, the groups will announce later today.

“We cannot build the housing New Yorkers need on the backs of injured workers,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell, spokesperson for RAFA. “The Scaffold Safety Law is an important protection that helps keep construction workers safe and out of harm’s way. We must not cut corners on safety and put workers lives at risk in order to provide quality, affordable housing for our city’s residents.”

Click here to read the full article on the State of Politics blog.