Assembly and Senate Release One-House Budgets

Categories: Funding, New York State

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The New York State Assembly and Senate released their SFY 2024 one-house budget resolutions yesterday. Below is a summary on how both proposals compare to the Governor’s proposed budget.

We are delighted to announce that both one-house budgets included the Network’s ask of an 8.5% COLA, although once again omitting this increase for NYSSHP-funded contracts.

Existing Programs

A Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
As noted above, both houses embraced the Network’s call to expand the Cost of Living Adjustment from the Governor’s proposed 2.5 percent to 8.5 percent. The COLA applies to OMH, OASAS, and OPWDD programs. A few OCFS, OTDA, and SOFA programs are also included.  Also as noted, the NYS Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) funded at OTDA is not included in the COLA in either the Senate or Assembly one-houses.

Both houses supported the Governor’s recommendations as follows:

New Programs

New Office of Mental Health Housing Resources
The Senate and Assembly one-house budgets agree to the Governor’s plan for new mental health resources including the Governor’s requested $890 million in capital for the 2,150 units of mental health housing. 

The Network continues to press for :

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