The Network federal advocacy efforts focus on the budget and policy priorities critical to supportive housing in New York State. Our overall goal is to increase supportive housing production and improve the legislative and regulatory environment for our members. To do this, we establish annual policy priorities, which are listed below. The Network places special emphasis on programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), particularly the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program. In support of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, the Network also advocates for programs in other federal agencies.
The Network also organizes several legislative advocacy days in Washington in conjunction with our national partners, which include the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.
Information on Congress' 2012 fiscal year HUD budget, which includes major cuts to housing programs (PDF).
Our core supportive housing policy priorities on the national level.
Our federal actions and successes from 2011 and 2012.
Downloadable materials used in current and recent federal policy efforts.
An overview of HUD's HOME program, with a breakdown of HOME-funded residences in New York City.
Information on supportive housing providers serving veterans across New York.