On August 12th, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group joined project partners, elected officials and members of the community to celebrate the opening of Westminster Commons, a new affordable and supportive housing residence in Buffalo, New York.
The Network is deeply saddened by the passing of Rich Froehlich, First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Rich cared deeply about the citizens of New York City and providing them a place to call home. He financed many supportive housing deals and was instrumental in envisioning and funding the Down Payment Assistance Fund which provides pre-development loans to our community.
On September 14, 2021, Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and Rockabill Development joined project partners and elected officials for the opening of Vincent’s Village, a new affordable and supportive housing residence in Nanuet in Rockland County.
On August 12, 2021 the Community Builders and Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) celebrated the opening of Hillside Crossing, a new seven-building, 85 apartment affordable/supportive housing complex with twenty-six supportive apartments.
The historic $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Bill -- which contains three of the HoUSed campaign’s top priorities -- is awaiting a vote on the House floor. The Bill includes $90 billion for rental assistance, $37 billion for the National Housing Trust Fund and $80 billion for public housing repairs; it would create nearly a million new rental assistance opportunities and build 630,000 new affordable homes nationally. Typically at least 10% of these totals will come to New York State. However, we anticipate that these funding levels are threatened by negotiations with the Senate, which requires that all 50 Democratic senators support the Bill.