Categories: Funding, New York State
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance approved over $20 million in Homeless Housing Assistance Program for housing projects in the New York City region to four permanent supportive housing projects.
"We have an obligation to ensure all New Yorkers have access to safe, affordable housing - especially the most vulnerable among us," Governor Hochul said. "By creating more supportive housing and providing critical funding to repair emergency shelters, we can help individuals who experience homelessness get the assistance they need to stabilize their lives."
The latest projects awarded funding include:
- Breaking Ground, $4.2 million to replace the heating system and backup generator for 90 Sands, a converted hotel property located in Brooklyn that provides 305 units of supportive housing.
- Fortune Society, Inc., $9 million to develop 59 units of permanent supportive housing in Manhattan for justice-involved individuals experiencing homelessness. This project will significantly rehabilitate a seven-story building to provide tenants with a community room, commercial-grade kitchen, laundry room, small backyard, and complimentary internet access.
- Transitional Services for New York, Inc., $4 million to construct a nine-story building, with 30 units of permanent supportive housing to serve individuals living with a serious mental illness in Jamaica, Queens.
- Geel Community Services, Inc., $2.8 million to preserve 29 units of permanent supportive housing in the Bronx for homeless individuals living with a serious mental illness.
Network Note: The open window HHAP program has temporarily closed to make some changes in the RFP that will align will the Governor’s directive on energy efficiency. We expect that the RFP will open shortly after the passage of the FY24 budget.