The Supportive Housing Network of New York issued the following statement in response to Mayor Eric Adams’ recent announcement of a host of policy changes to address homelessness in the City – including the involuntary hospitalization of those deemed to be in “psychiatric crisis.”
On November 3rd, Breaking Ground was joined by 100 project partners, electeds and well-wishers to celebrate its ribbon cutting and official opening of 90 Sands located in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, DUMBO. A former hotel for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 90 Sands is second only to Breaking Ground’s Times Square in size, providing a total of 491 affordable apartments for individuals and families, including 305 for people who have experienced homelessness. On-site services are provided by Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
On Wednesday, November 16th, the Network was joined by New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to host a NetWorkshop on implementation guidance on the Medicaid State Plan Amendment for supportive housing providers.
On November 4th, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) and the Salvation Army Syracuse Area joined project partners and the Mayor of Ithaca to celebrate the opening of Founders Way. Located in Ithaca this new mixed-use, mixed income community has created four new buildings with 75 affordable apartments, including 22 supportive housing units for young adults and survivors of domestic violence. Onsite services are provided by Salvation Army- Empire Division in partnership with the Advocacy Center and Learning Web funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) administered by New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
On October 28th, BRC joined project partners and elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Beach Channel Drive. Located in Far Rockaway, Queens, Beach Channel Drive will include 147 new affordable and supportive apartments, including 88 supportive units, as well as 100 shelter beds with supportive services for single women. Persons aged 55+ will receive a preference for 50% of the supportive apartments. On-site services are provided by BRC funded through NYC 15/15 administered by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.