New York state lawmakers will gavel out of the legislative session for the year without taking up a wide-ranging package of housing measures. 

Top Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly on Thursday declared "the Legislature was able to work toward an agreement" that would extend an affordable housing tax incentive for New York City known as 421a, while also placing restrictions on evictions in New York City and allowing county governments to opt-in to the proposal known to supporters as "Good Cause" eviction. 

But Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a joint statement said the proposal did not have the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul to move forward. 

"It takes all three parties - the Senate, the Assembly and the governor - in order to enact legislation into law," the lawmakers said. "There is no debate - New York is experiencing a housing crisis. All three chambers must immediately redouble our efforts and come up with a plan that the governor will sign into law. This plan must prioritize not only the construction of new units of affordable housing but also robust protections for tenants including good cause eviction."

In a statement, Hochul communications director Julie Wood blamed the Legislature for having rejected the initial housing proposal in the budget. At the same time, she raised the possibility of the governor acting on her own. 

"To be clear: Unlike the more than 500 bills the legislature has passed since January, no housing package was ever even introduced, let alone passed, for the governor's review. Absolutely nothing stood in the legislature's way," Wood said. "The governor will continue fighting to address our housing crisis, including through Executive Action in the weeks ahead."

Hochul had started the year with a push to expand housing in New York, calling the lack of affordability in the state a crisis that makes the cost of living all the harder. But her proposals in the state budget negotiations — allowing the state to override local zoning for qualified projects and developing land near commuter rail stations — inflamed suburban officials. 

A final budget agreement last month did not include the guts of what Hochul wanted, though lawmakers and the governor did agree to more aid for struggling tenants. 

Democratic lawmakers had wanted a homeowner protection program as well as a housing access voucher program in addition a conversion of commerical buildings. 

The party holds supermajorities in both chambers and could, in theory, pass their own version of the housing plan and override any Hochul veto. Deputy Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris in an interview acknowledged the move would be difficult to do given they would need all Democratic lawmakers on board. 

"We're trying to still get it done and that involves ongoing conversations and bringing everyone together around a proposal," Gianaris said. "Passing it just to see the governor veto it didn't seem that productive."