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.
- Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch on Capitol Pressroom
Capitol Pressroom on Sept. 15, 2016: Sen. Cathy Young, Jolie Milstein and Laura Mascuch, Bob Bellafiore and Steve Greenberg, Bruce Goldstein. Link here.
- Cuomo finally signs agreement to release $2 billion for affordable housing after weeks of protests
Joe Anuta writes in Crain's New York Business: After weeks of criticism from advocacy groups, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday an agreement to release nearly $2 billion in affordable housing money. The so-called memorandum of understanding is not a done deal, however, since it still needs signatures from the heads of both the state Assembly and the Senate. Link here.
- Cuomo calls on lawmakers to OK $2 billion in funding to tackle homelessness
Glenn Blain in the Daily News writes: Gov. Cuomo pushed his legislative colleagues to put up or shut up on fighting homelessness Wednesday with a $2 billion shot across the bow. Link here.
- Advocates fume as state housing plan delayed until 2017
Joe Anuta in Crain's New York Business writes: affordable housing groups blast Gov. Andrew Cuomo for allocating money in budget without outlining how the state will spend it. Link here.
- 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.