In the Media
As an innovative solution to the problem of chronic homelessness, supportive housing is the regular subject of news stories in New York and across the country. The following articles, videos and blog posts represent just a sample of the recent and/or seminal press related to supportive housing.
- The Opinion Pages: Homeless in New York City, An Unending Crisis
The New York Times writes about the crisis of homelessness that ballooned under Mayor Michael Bloomberg showing no signs of deflating anytime soon under his successor, Bill de Blasio. Nearly 57,000 people were sleeping in city shelters at last count, 24,000 of them children. It was a disaster then. It is a disaster now.
- Uncertain Future for New York Housing Program That Helps Mentally Ill Homeless People
The New York Times reports on a New York City housing program that over two decades has placed thousands of homeless people with mental illnesses and other disabilities in their own apartments.
- Advocate’s Plea: Don’t Blur Line Between Shelters and Supportive Housing
In CityLimits.org, Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch clarifies the distinction between supportive housing and shelters and gives a rousing call for a fully funded NY/NY 4.
- Officials break ground on Walnut Avenue housing project
The Niagara Gazette reports that Housing Visions Inc., a Syracuse not-for-profit, broke ground on its Walnut Avenue Homes project, a mixture of infill housing and apartments set to be rented to low- to moderate-income residents.
- Ambitious Call for de Blasio, Cuomo to Build Supportive Housing
City Limits reviews Mayor de Blasio's and Governor Cuomo's plans for expanding supportive housing in New York City and New York State.
- Supportive Housing: Solutions Beyond Shelter for the Chronically Homeless
MetroFocus reports on supportive housing in the Bronx, highlighting Palladia's Fox Point and Common Ground's Prince George.
- First Development in NYC Under N.Y.‘s Medicaid Redesign Program Nears Completion
A positive review of the first supportive housing development financed via New York's MRT Program.
- Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning
WNYC explores New York's efforts to invest Medicaid savings to build supportive housing
- More Than 130 Groups Rally for Supportive Housing Agreement
Capital New York covers the launch of the Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing.
- Child Welfare Effort Avoids Taking Kids from Home by Giving them One
City Limits runs an in-depth piece on supportive housing and the Keeping Families Together (KFT) program.