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Network Speaks at City Council Press Conference Opposing Affordable Housing Budget Cuts


Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch joined fellow housing advocates to speak at Council Members Brad Lander, Vanessa Gibson and Robert Cornegy’s press conference opposing affordable housing cuts in the capital budget. The event followed the release of Lander and Gibson’s:  
A Capital Mistake for NYC, an analysis on the costs to housing, jobs, and infrastructure of proposed cuts to capital spending. 

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Ecomonic Impact Payments For Low Income Households


As you probably know, all low-income individuals are eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check ($2,400 for joint returns, $500 for each qualifying child) known as Economic Impact Payments.

Any low-income individual who has filed a tax return in the past two years and cannot be claimed as a dependent will receive the monies automatically.

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NYS SFY 2021 Executive Budget Released


Yesterday, Governor Cuomo released the SFY 2021 Executive Budget

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Conditional Awards of ESSHI Round Four


On November 18th, Governor Cuomo announced the fourth round of conditional awards for the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI). The awards went to 108 nonprofit agencies totaling 161 projects across the state. Seventy-five percent of the recipients are members of the Supportive Housing Network of NY.

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NYS HCR Releases the 2019 Multifamily Finance 9% RFP


New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) released its Multifamily Finance 9% Request for Proposals (RFP), through which applicants may apply for funding for the new construction, rehabilitation, and/or adaptive reuse of site-specific projects that provide multifamily rental housing.

Program Anticipated Funding
Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP) $30 million
9% Low-Income Housing Credit (LIHTC) $28 million
Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF) $42 million
Rural and Urban Community Investment Fund (CIF) $3 million
New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (SLIHC) $5 million
Public Housing Preservation Program (PHP) $7 million
Middle Income Housing Program (MIHP) $7 million
Housing Development Fund (HDF) $5 million
Federal Housing Trust Fund Program (FHTF) $15 million
Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program (PBV) 34 units
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U.S. HUD Releases NOFA for Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities


On October 9th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released twin Notices of Funding Availability for the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program. Both are due on February 10th, 2020.

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NYS Releases RFP for 4th Round of ESSHI Funding


On August 16th, New York State released the fourth-round Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Request for Proposals (RFP), due on September 25, 2019. The State is issuing this RFP to advance the five-year goal of developing 6,000 units of supportive housing over five years. Funding for at least 1,200 qualifying individuals will be awarded through this RFP.

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Guest Blog: Bring It Home Campaign Advocates for Mental Health Housing


By Toni Lasicki, Executive Director of Association for Community Living

This year’s final state budget, passed in April, included a small amount of funding for Office of Mental Health (OMH) housing rate increases and rehab and renovation of existing housing stock. While appreciated, we know it is not nearly enough to address years of disinvestment of the system, which needs a much larger infusion of resources to remain viable. 

Therefore, at the end of the 2019 Legislative Session in June, the Assembly and Senate unanimously passed the “Mental Health Housing Commission Bill” (S5637/A7489) to create a temporary Office of Mental Health Housing Program Evaluation Commission. This commission would make determinations and recommendations regarding OMH mental health housing on the adequacy of funding levels, numbers of direct care and professional staff, the level of programmatic needs of the residents, and the ability of the programs to meet such needs. These programs have not been evaluated, nor has the acuity of the clients in their care been evaluated, in more than 30 years.

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NYS HCR Announces 2018 Unified Funding Awards


On May 17th, NYS HCR announced its 2018 Unified Funding Awards. In addition to the three supportive housing projects funded in the early round announced in January, there were 15 projects awarded in the regular round, bringing the total number of supportive housing units to 484 — 22% of the total residential units funded. Network members are involved in 14 separate projects across the state.

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The Network Offers Analysis of the Final NYS 2019-2020 Budget


The final $175 billion NYS budget passed early on April 1, 2019 and included big-ticket items including bail reform, congestion pricing, a permanent property tax cap, and a ban on single use plastic bags. In the areas of housing and human services, the final budget reflected largely what was proposed by the Governor in January.

Below is the Network’s summary and comparison chart of the budget areas important to supportive housing.

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