The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing has garnered a lot of recent press. Media outlets statewide have documented our efforts to encourage the governor to fund the next six years of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initative (ESSHI). We have highlighted some of the recent press hits below:
The Network is currently engaging with city and state partners on vaccine prioritization and distribution. As of January 11, licensed and unlicensed congregate housing programs are being prioritized for vaccine distribution. Staff in unlicensed scattered site supportive housing are also eligible (not tenants), updated guidance will be sent.
In December, Center for Urban Community Services founder Tony Hannigan stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the organization after 37 years at the helm. He will be succeeded by Joe DeGenova, who has been with the organization for 30 years.
When the COVID-19 vaccines were cleared by the FDA in mid-December, a public discussion began about Black Americans’ level of trust in these vaccines and the systems that produce and distribute them. In a study released on December 15th by the nonprofit health policy group KFF, 35% of Black people would either definitely not or probably not get the COVID vaccine (compared to 26% Latinx people and 26% white people). In many ways, this conversation is critical, as it highlights the history and current practices of medical abuse, neglect, mistreatment and violence against Black people at the hands of the government and the medical establishment--realities which are all too often ignored.
Last week, the Network was honored as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year by New York Housing Conference at their 47th Annual Awards Program.
The theme of this year’s program was Housing: Critical Response. The Network was celebrated for providing rapid response and clear channels of communication to meet the needs of the supportive housing community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders and community partners came together to congratulate the Network.