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.
- Does the State have the Conviction and Commitment to End Homelessness?
Nicole Bramstedt of Urban Pathways writes an opinion piece in Gotham Gazette questioning NYS' commitment to ending homelessness. Link here.
- Activists, investors worried about Cuomo’s supportive-housing plan
From Crain's Health Pulse: Housing activists concerned about long-term funding for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 15-year, 20,000-unit supportive-housing plan protested earlier this week outside of his New York City offices. Some investors are also worried that there will not be enough state grants in the next several years to assist in creating new supportive housing. Link here.
- Some progress in Albany, but not much (commentary)
From SiLive: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It's officially summer and the legislative session in Albany has officially ended. Link here.
- Keeping the cash coming: How Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Jeff Klein and others wound up preserving the LLC ...
From Daily News: One hundred years after Albany's capitol building opened in 1879, it became a national landmark. No one knows its nooks and crannies better than Andrew Cuomo, halfway through his sixth term there, four as chief adviser to his father who was both lieutenant governor and governor, and now governor himself. Link here.
- State releases small portion of $2B promised for housing
From Real Estate Weekly: State officials approved $150 million in funding for affordable and supportive housing, a fraction of the $2 billion in the state budget that Gov. Cuomo promised for such projects. Link here.
- Advocates, Providers Keep Pressure on Cuomo Over Housing Funds
From Gotham Gazette: While the 2016 legislative session may be finished, the battle over how the state will allocate $1.9 billion in funds earmarked for supportive and affordable housing is not. Link here.
- The Old Albany Hustle
From The New York Times: After a lackluster legislative season, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared on Sunday that he and state lawmakers had managed to finish “probably the most successful session in modern history.” That is not only wrong, but ridiculous. Link here.
- Was Cuomo ever serious about solving homelessness? Supportive housing funding is nowhere to be seen
In the Daily News: It's been 154 days since Gov. Cuomo promised bold action on homelessness. Now, days before the end of the legislative session in Albany, not a single penny has been spent. What's perhaps most disheartening is that it now appears he may have never intended to keep his promise in the first place. Link here.
- Klein: Supportive housing MOU not likely to come by session’s end
From the Times Union: Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to fund 20,000 supportive housing units for the homeless, but six months later an elusive memorandum of understanding is keeping that promise from becoming a reality. Link here.
- Much Undecided, Last-Minute Frenzy Starts in Albany
From Gotham Gazette: Major issues absent from Cuomo’s to-do list include agreeing on how to spend $2 billion in state funds to create and preserve supportive and low-income housing. Link here.