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The Network Hosts a Legislative Week of Action

Mar.20.2023

The Network hosted a Legislative Week of Action from March 13th-17th to urge the New York State Senate and Assembly to support crucial supportive housing investments in the final State Budget. This was hosted in lieu of the Network’s 2023 Lobby Day in Albany, which had to be canceled due to inclement weather. After a tweet storm and a call-in Day, the Legislative Week of Action culminated in simultaneous Albany and New York City rallies on Friday, March 17th.

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RiseBoro Community Partnership and Services for the UnderServed Break Ground on Alafia Phase I

Jan.20.2023

On December 19th, RiseBoro Community Partnership and Services for the UnderServed (S:US) joined development partners and elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Alafia Phase I in East New York, Brooklyn. Phase I of Alafia will create 452 affordable apartments, including 136 supportive housing units. On-site services are provided by S:US funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPDD).

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Project Renewal Breaks Ground on Bedford Green House Phase II

Jan.19.2023

On a brisk December 9th, Project Renewal joined project partners, funders and elected officials to break ground on Bedford Green House Phase II. When completed, this residence will create 116 new affordable apartments, 70 supportive, in Fordham Heights in the Bronx. Project Renewal will provide onsite services funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) through the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH).

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Jericho Project and HELP USA Break Ground on Logan Fountain

Jan.19.2023

On December 14th, Hudson Companies, Jericho Project and HELP USA joined development partners and elected officials to break ground on Logan Fountain, a new mixed-use development, supportive and affordable residence and shelter, in East New York. When complete, the eastern wing will create 174 new affordable apartments, including 105 supportive for formerly homeless individuals. On-site services are provided by the Jericho Project funded by NYC 15/15 through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).  The western wing will create 169 transitional beds for homeless families, provided by HELP USA funded through the New York City Department of Homeless Services.

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BRC Breaks Ground on Beach Channel Drive

Nov.30.2022

On October 28th, BRC joined project partners and elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Beach Channel Drive. Located in Far Rockaway, Queens, Beach Channel Drive will include 147 new affordable and supportive apartments, including 88 supportive units, as well as 100 shelter beds with supportive services for single women. Persons aged 55+ will receive a preference for 50% of the supportive apartments.  On-site services are provided by BRC funded through NYC 15/15 administered by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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East House New York Breaks Ground on Canal Commons

Sep.29.2022

On September 21st, East House joined elected officials and project partners to break ground on a new affordable and supportive housing residence, Canal Commons. When complete, Canal Commons will create 123 new affordable apartments, including 70 supportive units, in Rochester. Onsite services will be provided by East House, funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) administered through NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).

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Community Access Breaks Ground on Baez Place

Aug.29.2022

Surrounded by elected officials, funders, and development partners, Community Access hosted a joyful groundbreaking on the morning of August 10th for Baez Place, its new affordable and supportive housing building in the Bronx.

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Citizen Advocates Breaks Ground on Harison Place

Aug.02.2022

On July 19th, Citizen Advocates joined project and government partners to break ground on a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Harison Place. When complete it will create 40 new units of affordable housing – 20 of which will be supportive – in Malone, New York. Citizen Advocates will provide onsite services funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) through New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).

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The Bridge Breaks Ground on Bridge Rockaway

May.19.2022

On May 17th, The Bridge, together with Mega Contracting and Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center (GMDC), gathered to celebrate the literal groundbreaking for a groundbreaking new development - Bridge Rockaway - that combines 174 affordable apartments including 87 supportive with manufacturing space for up to 12 local businesses who will lease the space for below market rents. 

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Bethesda House Breaks Ground on Cara House

May.03.2022

On April 12th, Bethesda House joined government partners to break ground on Cara House, a permanent supportive and emergency housing for formerly homeless individuals. Located in Schenectady, Cara House will include 26 units of permanent supportive housing and 11 affordable units, with 16 emergency beds for adults experiencing homelessness and those re-entering the community from incarceration. Bethesda House will provide on-site services funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI). 

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