Gail Wolsk went above and beyond for supportive housing providers during the COVID-19 crisis, but according to those who know her best, this was not unique to the pandemic – going to great lengths to serve providers and tenants is part of who Gail is.
The Network was honored to host a conversation with Brittany Packnett Cunningham. Brittany is an award-winning activist, organizer and educator, and was appointed to the Task Force on 21st Century Policing by President Barack Obama. Brittany delivered the keynote address for our Network Friday Forum series followed by a discussion with our Senior Policy Analyst, Tierra Labrada.
State updates from the month of September, including announcements regarding restoring the 20% withholds impacting all scattered-site contracts, the release of ESSHI and HHAP RFPs, and ESSHI conditional award extensions.
As of mid-July, isolation hotels for COVID-impacted supportive housing tenants and staff has moved over to NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H). Initially created to address the needs of individuals being discharged from hospitals, the new hoteling program now features medical and behavioral health services and is open to supportive housing tenants and staff who cannot self-isolate due to shared kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms. Anyone who has tested positive, has COVID-like symptoms, or who has been exposed to someone with COVID is eligible.