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Paul Gualano Tribute


Paul Gualano of CUCS.

The Network joins the Center for Urban Community Services in mourning the loss of CUCS’ long-time Chief Operating Officer, Paul Gualano, who passed away on July 9, 2016. He was a pillar of the supportive housing community who touched the lives of tenants, co-workers, and colleagues from other organizations within our community.

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Staten Island Mental Health Council Hosts Community and Legislative Priorities Breakfast


Left to right: Dr. Ginny Mantello, Borough Director of Health and Wellness; Assembly Member Mike Cusick; Larry Hochwald, Co-Chair of the Staten Island Mental Health Council; Linda Wilson Executive Director of NAMI-Staten Island Chapter; the Network's Executive Director Laura Mascuch; District Attorney Michael McMahon; and Terry Troia, Project Hospitality.

In the wake of the City and State’s recent commitments to creating 35,000 units of supportive housing over the next 15 years, Project Hospitality Executive Director Terry Troia invited Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch to present on supportive housing to this year’s Annual Staten Island Mental Health Council’s Community and Legislative Priorities Breakfast on Friday, March 4th.  Some 200 stakeholders discussed the Council’s agenda next year which will focus on the importance of creating supportive housing for homeless Staten Islanders struggling with mental illness; the need for funding for children’s mental health services; the need for employment support for Island residents living with mental illness.

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Cazenovia Recovery Systems of Buffalo Receives Award


Cazenovia’s Lisa Kauffman (left) and Sue Bissonette (right) with Cadence Square’s Residence of the Year Award

Unfortunately, when the Network presented Cadence Square Apartments with the Residence of the Year Award, co-developer Cazenovia Recovery Systems of Buffalo could not be with us. We therefore presented their award to them in Buffalo on November 20th.

Cadence Square was also honored earlier this month by Governor Cuomo as one of  seven distinctive projects from around the state to receive a 2015 New York State Historic Preservation Award.

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Beautiful Rochester View Apartments Opens


Rochester View Apartments

DePaul Rochester recently opened Rochester View Apartments, a unique affordable and supportive housing residence that became New York State’s first apartment community to offer enhanced supports that accommodate tenants who may be deaf, hard of hearing and those using American Sign Language. The apartment complex features 60 apartments providing homes to a mix of hearing challenged individuals many of whom are struggling with mental illness.

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Robert Neugeboren Passes Away


First Lady Rosalyn Carter with Mr. Neugeboren & Mr. Mutton

This is a guest post by Jim Mutton, Director of NYC Operations, Concern for Independent Living, who worked closely with Mr. Neugeboren when he was a tenant at Project Renewal's Clinton Residence, where Mr. Mutton was the Director. Mr. Mutton worked closely with both Robert and his brother Jay Neugeboren advocating for a variety of issues including a robust NY/NY II. 

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SUS House Warming for New Third Avenue Residence in the Bronx


On the blustery afternoon of October 29, Services for the Underserved (SUS) welcomed guests to the House Warming of their new supportive housing residence at 3361 Third Avenue in the Morrisania neighborhood of the South Bronx. The residence, which provides 63 units of supportive housing to a mix of low-income and formerly homeless individuals, is a joint venture project between SUS, contractors Strategic Development and Construction Group, and BronxPro Group.

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True Colors Bronx Residence Opens


Cutting the ribbon at True Colors Bronx.

On a beautiful, sunny September 22, West End Residences held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their newest permanent, supportive housing project, True Colors Bronx. The residence is modelled after the thriving True Colors Residence in Harlem, New York City’s first permanent, affordable housing residence with on-site support services for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. The residence provides 30 studio apartments for LGBTQ young adults.  This new Bronx residence continues the partnership between West End Residences and Grammy award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper, and her manager, Lisa Barbaris.

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Win’s The Glenmore Breaks Ground


Dignitaries at Win's The Glenmore groundbreaking.

On October 19th, after 12 years in the making, Win broke ground in Brooklyn for a new affordable and supportive housing project, The Glenmore, which will provide homes for homeless individuals and families. The project is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. The six-story building will feature 161 units of housing, with 96 units of supportive housing for families with disabilities and 65 units of affordable housing for individuals and families. The development will also include retail and community space on the ground floor as well as provide parking. Located a few blocks from the Broadway Junction station, The Glenmore will provide tenants with a mix of energy-efficient affordable and supportive housing and help anchor this part of Brownsville.

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Very First MRT-funded Supportive Housing Residence in NYC Opens in the Bronx


Cutting the ribbon at Creston Avenue residence in the Bronx.

On a glorious blustery day in May, the Housing Collaborative and Volunteers of America-Greater New York celebrated the opening of the Creston Avenue residence in the Bronx.  This 66-unit, mixed-population development is home to a mix of low-income and homeless individuals and families, including veterans and was the very first supportive housing residence built using Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) capital funds.  On-site services are provided by the Volunteers of America Greater New York (VOA-GNY).

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Supportive Housing Providers Honored by the NY State Assembly


Reverend Georgiette Morgan-Thomas of Goddard Riverside Community Center and Assembly Member Keith Wright.

The New York State Assembly honored outstanding supportive housing providers from around the state on March 3, 2015 as part of our second lobby day of the year, another joint effort with Homeless Services United.

Reverend Georgiette Morgan-Thomas of Goddard Riverside Community Center said, “it was an honor to represent those who cannot represent themselves yesterday; having witnessed the benefits of NY/NY I, II and III, I understand the necessity of NY/NY4, as well as the need to increase funding for services to our homeless population, and feel passionate about helping our legislators understand the need.  Being acknowledged and introduced to the entire Assembly for the work that I have done in housing was empowering and encouraging.” ​

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