An important piece by award-winning writer Jennifer Egan was published in the Sept. 18 edition of The New Yorker, entitled “A Journey from Homelessness to a Room of One’s Own.”
On Thursday, September 28th, CSD Housing and Federation of Organizations joined project partners and elected and government officials for the opening of a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Herkimer Gardens. Herkimer Gardens brings 121 new affordable apartments, including 60 new units of supportive housing for seniors, to Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. On-site services are provided by Federation of Organizations funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) through New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH).
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced his plans to institute a hiring freeze across city agencies and require agency heads to cut 15% of their budgets by next spring – an effort to address the ongoing migrant crisis.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal has released the 9% Multifamily Request for Proposals, available here. This package of tax credits and subsidy is a key source of capital for supportive housing. This year, HCR returns to an annual RFP process after several years of bi-annual applications. Also new: a LGBTQ+ Affirming Senior Housing Program that may be used with an ESSHI Senior component.
On Wednesday, September 20th, Breaking Ground joined project partners and elected and government officials to break ground on affordable/supportive housing residence, Sutphin Senior Housing. When complete, Sutphin Senior Housing will create 173 new affordable apartments, including 52 supportive for seniors, in Jamaica, Queens. On-site services will be provided by Breaking Ground funded by NYC 15/15 through New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).