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Arthur Avenue Apartments in the Bronx Opens

Oct.27.2021

Friends, partners and elected gathered on the terrace of the new Arthur Avenue Apartments in the Bronx to celebrate the opening of the new affordable/supportive building, now home to 176 low-income seniors including 54 who had been homeless.

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Sealed Unit Information Session and Guide

Aug.12.2021

On July 28th, the Network hosted a meeting concerning Sealed Units with the Bronx Public Administrator Matilde B. Sanchez, Esq., the Bronx Surrogate’s Court’s Associate Court Attorney Wendy Silva, Esq., and Richmond County’s Surrogate’s Court’s Chief Clerk Ronald Cerrachio. As a follow-up we have crafted a comprehensive Sealed Unit Guide. Additionally, we have created an updated version of our Sealed Unit survey to keep track of the units that are sealed from our members.

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Black Women Equal Pay Day

Aug.09.2021

On August 3rd, the Network joined PowHer New York, a statewide network of over 100 gender and racial justice organizations, for a virtual rally with advocates and elected officials to bring attention to the drastic wage gap nationally and locally for Black women who make $0.63 on the dollar compared to their white male counterparts. 

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CUCS Opens The Hannigan Supportive Housing Residence

Aug.09.2021

On August 4th, the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), one of the nation’s largest supportive housing services providers, along with New York State and City celebrated the opening of The Hannigan, their new supportive/affordable housing residence in Harlem.  

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HoUSed Campaign News

Aug.09.2021

On August 9th, Senator Schumer released spending level proposals for the $3.5 Trillion budget reconciliation bill, allocating $332 billion to the Housing and Financial Services committee to address housing needs, including the HoUSed campaign priorities.  The committee, chaired by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, will decide individual spending levels. We expect to see $45 billion in the National Housing Trust Fund and substantial increases in rental assistance included. Chair Brown has been working with Chair Waters to align their housing priorities.   

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DePaul Breaks Ground on Veddersburg Apartments

Aug.05.2021

On July 22nd, DePaul joined development and government partners as well as elected officials to break ground on Veddersburg Apartments, a new affordable/supportive residence providing 62 homes to a mix of individuals with mental health diagnoses and local income-eligible households. 

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Breaking Ground and the AAPCI Open Edwin’s Place Supportive Housing Residence

Aug.05.2021

On July 27th, Breaking Ground, the African American Planning Council Inc. (AAPCI) and project partners gathered to celebrate the opening of Edwin’s Place, a supportive/affordable residence providing 125 homes to a mix of formerly homeless individuals and families, including veterans and low-income community residents. Breaking Ground and AAPCI co-developed the residence: Breaking Ground will provide onsite property management, and AAPCI onsite social and supportive services contracted through NYC 15/15.

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Community Access Breaks Ground on River Avenue

Nov.02.2020

On a rainy October 29th, elected officials and funding and development partners joined Community Access for the groundbreaking of 1159 River Avenue. The residence will have 245 affordable and supportive units - 148 supportive - for individuals living with mental health concerns, individuals and families with histories of homelessness, and low income families. 

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Doctors Without Borders Partners with the Network and Our Members

May.06.2020

During COVID-19, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) has been partnering with supportive housing providers across the city to extend advice on infection protection and control and isolation strategies, to think through safety protocols for symptomatic tenants and to field other heath related questions.

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The Network’s Response To COVID-19: A Letter From Laura Mascuch

Apr.13.2020

Dear Supportive Housing Community:

We want to express our deepest thanks and admiration: to our members who are working tirelessly to keep their tenants, their staff and their organizations safe; to our government partners who are working 24/7 to provide flexibility, guidance and support to our nonprofit community, to the foundations and financial institutions who are offering financial and material support, and to the individuals and groups who, seeing a desperate need in New York are reaching out to offer assistance. We would also like to extend our sympathies to all of you who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community, we have suffered many losses to this shockingly lethal virus in an unthinkably short period of time. 

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