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Services for the UnderServed Tops Off Melrose North

May.02.2022

On April 5th, Services for the UnderServed (S:US) and Bronx Pro Group gathered elected officials and community partners for a virtual topping off ceremony of a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Melrose North. Located in the Bronx, the residence will create 171 new units of affordable and supportive housing - 103 supportive units serving a mix of singles and families, as well as survivors of domestic violence. Once open, S:US will provide on-site services funded by NYC 15/15 and the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI). 

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Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Opens Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto

May.02.2022

On April 28th, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens joined government and project partners for an opening ceremony of a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto. 

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FY 2023 NYC Executive Budget

Apr.29.2022

On April 26, Mayor Eric Adams released his FY 2023 Executive Budget. The expense budget totals $99.7 billion, a $1.2 billion increase over February’s Preliminary Budget. The Network has done a preliminary review of the budget and will be following up if more details emerge.

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City Council Response to Mayor’s FY23 Preliminary Budget

Apr.28.2022

The NYC Council recently released its response to Mayor Adams’ FY 23 Preliminary Budget.

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The Network Testifies at New York City Council Hearings

Apr.06.2022

In March, the Network and members testified at New York City Council Preliminary Budget Hearings.

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HELP USA Breaks Ground on HELP ONE Buildings A & B

Feb.28.2022

On a brisk February 24th, HELP USA joined project partners to break ground on HELP ONE buildings A and B. Once complete, HELP ONE will be a four-building affordable and supportive housing residence with over 500 affordable and supportive apartments. Buildings A and B will create 255 of the units, 154 of which are supportive for youth, individuals and families who have experienced homelessness. Supportive services will be provided by HELP though the NYC 15/15 Program.

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New York City FY 23 Preliminary Budget Analysis

Feb.23.2022

On February 16, Mayor Adams released the FY 23 Preliminary Budget, totaling $98.5 billion, $4 billion less than the current fiscal year.

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Mayor Adams Appoints Affordable Housing Leadership Team

Jan.31.2022

On Sunday January 30th, Mayor Adams announced the team that will lead his administration’s affordable/supportive housing strategy, which will be led by lifelong housing advocate Jessica Katz as the City’s first Chief Housing Officer. Adolfo Carrión Jr. will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Eric Enderlin will continue serving as the President of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

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The Network’s Behavioral Health Advocacy

Jan.28.2022

On December 21st, the Network joined a coalition of behavioral health advocates for a virtual rally to call for a 5.4% COLA and a $500 million investment in workforce, services, and support in the Executive Budget. The rally followed a media forum held at the state capitol on December 16th.  

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The Network Testifies at New York City Council and New York State Assembly Hearings

Jan.28.2022

Over the past months, the Network has testified at the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection and Committee on General Welfare Oversight as well as the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Social Services. 

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