Funding Supports Housing for Families, Veterans, and Individuals with Mental Health Conditions, HIV/AIDS or Addiction
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $14.3 million has been awarded to six projects across New York State that will create 141 units of housing for homeless families and individuals. These projects will serve New Yorker’s experiencing homelessness, including women and their children, veterans, and individuals living with mental illness, HIV/AIDS or addiction.
“Every New Yorker deserves an affordable and decent place to call home and this new housing will bring us one step closer to that goal, while ensuring some of the most vulnerable among us receive the care and resources they need," Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will help support healthier, stronger communities across New York for generations to come.”
The funding will support projects in Albany, Monroe, Oneida and Seneca counties, and the Bronx. Projects will include a range of housing types, including permanent and transitional supportive housing, and temporary emergency housing to help families and individuals move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Organizations awarded funding include:
Cayuga/Seneca Community Action
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
Catholic Family Center
Breaking Ground and Comunilife
House of Mercy
Municipal Housing Authority of Utica
Funds were awarded through the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, to develop housing designed for special-needs families and individuals to help them move out of homelessness and poverty toward the highest level of independence possible. With the completion of these projects, a total of 141 housing units and 259 beds will be available across the state.
These projects are part of Governor Cuomo’s $20 billion Homelessness and Affordable Housing Action Plan, which includes $10 billion dedicated to creating and preserving 100,000 units of affordable housing, and $10 billion dedicated to tackling homelessness by developing 6,000 new permanent supportive housing units and 1,000 emergency beds.
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts said, “Under Governor Cuomo, New York State has made tremendous strides in addressing homelessness and these projects will further those efforts. The housing units being built will help people get off the streets while ensuring they have the services available to help address the problems that may have contributed to their homelessness.”