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Essential Investments in Supportive Housing Included in NYC FY25 Adopted Budget image

Essential Investments in Supportive Housing Included in NYC FY25 Adopted Budget


On June 30th, Mayor Adams released the FY25 Adopted Budget, totaling $112.4 billion, which is over $5 billion more than the FY24 Adopted Budget. We are pleased to see that the City Council and Adams Administration heeded the calls of the sector to increase investments across the portfolio. The budget includes an additional $128 million in capital funding to develop more congregate supportive housing as part of the Network’s NYC 15/15 Reallocation Plan, the hard-fought cost of living adjustments for city-contracted human service workers, and the restoration of funds that will expand the Justice Involved Supportive Housing Initiative. These budget increases are a significant win, thanks to the persistent advocacy of the sector.

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The Network’s Statement in Response to SCOTUS ruling on Johnson vs. Grants Pass image

The Network’s Statement in Response to SCOTUS ruling on Johnson vs. Grants Pass


Today’s distressing Supreme Court decision is not only misguided, but inherently cruel. Homelessness is not a crime, period. The court’s ruling will undoubtedly lead to more unnecessary and dangerous interactions between law enforcement and the nation’s over 250,000 individuals who are forced to sleep outside because there are no other options. This decision fails to address the mounting crises contributing to the growing number of vulnerable people living on the streets such as our severe shortage of affordable housing, insufficient community based behavioral health supports  and limited employment options. It is now more important than ever that state and city leaders adopt policies that treat homelessness as a policy failure, not an individual one.  All people experiencing homelessness deserve respect and dignity – starting with the expansion of peer-led response to mental health incidents – and accelerate efforts to develop affordable and supportive units that are so desperately needed.

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Federation of Organizations Opens Barbara Faron Residence


On June 3rd, Federation of Organizations, elected officials and project partners gathered to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Barbara Faron Residence, named after Federation of Organizations’ CEO Barbara Faron who has been a driving force of positive change since 1986. This new residence brings 118 apartments, 71 which are supportive for individuals in recovery from behavioral health conditions to the Far Rockaway section of Queens.  On-site services are provided by Federation of Organizations and funded through the NYC 15/15 initiative administered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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Joanne Oplustil Retires from CAMBA


The Network extends its heartfelt well wishes to Joanne M. Oplustil on her recently announced retirement and resignation from the Network Board of Directors on which she has served for an impressive 14 years. 

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May 2024 Community Corner


The Network celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with member spotlights on social media.

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