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Assembly and Senate Release One-House Budgets
The New York State Assembly and Senate released their SFY 2024 one-house budget resolutions yesterday. Below is a summary on how both proposals compare to the Governor’s proposed budget.
The Network Spotlights Black Leaders in Supportive Housing for Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, the Network spotlighted some incredible Black leaders in our supportive housing community. Among our vast network of providers, we highlighted Mark Jennings, Executive Director of Project FIND, and Starletta Smith, Executive Director of YWCA of the Greater Capital Region. We also highlighted the mentors and mentees from the very first graduating cohort of RESH’S Readying Emerging Leaders in Supportive Housing (RELISH) Mentorship Program and Marie Taylor, an outstanding tenant of the year nominee.
The Network Testifies at NYS Joint Assembly and Senate Budget Hearing on Human Services
On February 13th, Network Upstate Coordinator Stephen Piasecki testified at a hearing of the New York State Joint Assembly and Senate Budget Hearing on Human Services, urging the state to increase funding for the New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) and to create a flexible Preservation Fund for existing supportive housing in the final State Budget.
The Network Testifies in Support of Bills Prioritizing Nonprofit Developers
On February 23rd, the Network’s Associate Director of Engagement and Communications Joelle Ballam-Schwan delivered testimony to the New York City Council’s Housing & Buildings Committee in support of two proposed pieces of legislation: Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (Intro 196) and Public Land for Public Good (Intro 637), and spoke to how they would help further the production and expansion of supportive housing in New York City.
February Community Corner
During Black History Month we acknowledge and celebrate the leaders, activists, and change makers who continue to inspire the work we do. In 2021, New Paltz Students declared November 26th Sojourner Truth Day in Ulster County. Youth leaders at the YMCA Youth Crew in Kingston, Briana Gary and Anayathsyn Castiillo, have been working for over a year to commemorate a day of remembrance for abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth who was born in Kingston, New York in 1797.