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Network Hosts HCR and Legal Aid Society For Session on Recent Rent Law Reforms

Nov.26.2019

This past month, the Network held a convening for NYC scattered site providers to learn about how the recently passed rent law reforms will impact nonprofit providers and tenants living in scattered site apartments.

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Concern for Independent Living Opens Surf Vets Place in Coney Island

Nov.25.2019

On the gorgeous, breezy morning of Nov. 20th, a crowd of supporters gathered near the Coney Island shoreline to celebrate Concern for Independent Living and Georgica Green Venture’s opening of Surf Vets Place. State and city elected officials, community board members, funding partners and other Concern staff sat in a bright community room to applaud the beautiful new apartment building, which includes 82 supportive units for formerly homeless veterans.

“This is the most beautiful affordable development in all of Coney Island!” said Council Member Mark Treyger representing District 47. He emphasized that the ribbon-cutting was not simply for a building, “but for the dignity and respect that is owed to our veterans.” He ended his remarks by saying “This is a game-changer for the Coney Island community.”

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Ability to Claim Indirect Cost Rates Now Available to NYC Nonprofits

Nov.18.2019

New York City released the Indirect Entryway system on November 18th, allowing health and human services nonprofits with City contracts to claim their actual indirect cost rates.

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Conditional Awards of ESSHI Round Four

Nov.18.2019

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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City Council Approves Building Service Worker Prevailing Wage

Nov.15.2019

On November 14th, NYC Council approved Intro 1321C, legislation that requires developers of certain affordable housing projects to pay the prevailing wage to building service employees. The Mayor is expected to approve the bill. This requirement will go into effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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Community Access Opens East 172nd Street Apartments

Nov.13.2019

On November 12th, Community Access gathered a collaborative of government funders, elected officials, tenants, and building and program staff to celebrate the opening of the East 172nd Street Apartments. The building includes 65 affordable two-bedroom and studio apartments and 60 studio supportive housing units reserved for tenants living with mental health concerns.

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New Destiny Welcomes Residents to The Jennings in the Bronx

Nov.13.2019

On Nov. 6, New Destiny gathered alongside supporters in government, funding, and the community to celebrate a beautiful new affordable/supportive residence in the Bronx. Thanks to The Jennings, Crotona Park East neighborhood of the Bronx gains 42 affordable units, including 23 set aside for homeless domestic violence survivors who will receive onsite supportive services from the nonprofit.

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Breaking Ground and Comunilife Open Supportive Housing at La Central

Nov.05.2019

On the morning of Oct. 29th, local and state government representatives, funding and development partners, and community members gathered in the Bronx for Breaking Ground and Comunilife’s ribbon-cutting at the transformational La Central development. The partners opened a 161-unit affordable/supportive housing residence, which includes 97 supportive units specifically for individuals who are formerly homeless and/or living with HIV/AIDS.

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Services for the UnderServed and Bronx Pro Group Partner for Jerome Avenue Apartments

Nov.01.2019

On the brisk morning of October 25th, state and local elected officials, funding partners, and community members joined Services for the UnderServed (S:US) and Bronx Pro Group to herald construction for Jerome Ave. Apartments. It is the first housing groundbreaking within the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan, an initiative to revitalize the Jerome Avenue corridor. Out of a total 175 affordable units, 105 will also be supportive units for formerly homeless individuals and families.

The project will be a “radical transformation and improvement of this site,” according to Arlo Chase, Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Property Development at S:US, who kicked off the event’s program. He explained the site’s history: S:US took over a neighborhood eyesore – colorfully referred to as a “hot sheets motel” – and turned it into Jerome Court, housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, at a time when such support was still uncommon. He said  Jerome Ave. Apartments would expand on that honorable legacy.

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The Network Celebrates Supportive Housing Heroes at 2019 Awards Gala

Oct.24.2019

On October 23rd, the supportive housing community came out for a fabulous party, dedicated to looking back at our proudest moments over the year and honoring our greatest advocates.

Over 600 people filled the grand Capitale in New York City to reconnect and meet new colleagues in a festive environment. Attendees saw themselves on the big screen with a slideshow displaying a year’s worth of events, groundbreakings, ribbon-cuttings, and more. The evening was also for honoring key individuals with awards that recognized their enormous role in protecting vulnerable New Yorkers through supportive housing.

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