New York City

Rallying in support of the Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing in June, 2015.

Headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, the Network employs staff to meet with New York City officials, testify before City Council, shape policy decisions of city agencies and organize rallies with the goal of advancing the growth and effectiveness of supportive housing. Thanks in part to the Network’s leadership and driven by the innovation of nonprofit supportive housing providers, New York City has become the supportive housing capital of the nation. More than 32,000 units of supportive housing currently operate in the city. Much of this development comes thanks to a series of landmark NY/NY Agreements between the city and state. These agreements have created thousands of supportive housing units. Below, you’ll find a summary of the Network’s city policy positions. You’ll also find copies of our written testimonies delivered before city legislators. Finally, you will find a detailed history of the three city/state NY/NY Agreements, including the Network’s involvement with securing each commitment, a sampling of advocacy materials used in previous and current city policy campaigns.

Policy Priorities

Our four core policy priorities for supportive housing in New York City.

Recent Accomplishments

Our budget and policy success from 2014 and 2015.


Transcripts of testimonies delivered before the New York City Council and other citybodies. Documents are downloadable as PDF files.

Policy and Advocacy Materials

Downloadable materials used in current and recent New York City policy efforts.

New York/New York Agreement

A historical overview and assessment of the city-state NY/NY Agreements, signed in 1990, 1999 and 2005.