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NYC 15/15 - City’s Commitment to Supportive Housing

10.10.2018

In 2015, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to creating 15,000 units of supportive housing in New York City over 15 years. 

In 2015, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to creating 15,000 units of supportive housing in New York City over 15 years, the first time a City administration has funded its own supportive housing initiative.

NYC 15/15 is unique in many other ways. It is: 
 

1. Informed by a six-month Task Force process involving more than two dozen nonprofit and government stakeholders who had been charged with recommending improvements in every aspect of creating and providing services in supportive housing.

2. First long-term commitment to separate services and rental assistance funding streams so that rental assistance can rise without diminishing resources for services.

3. First commitment to create a rental assistance program that mimics Section 8, without being subjected to restrictive federal funding requirements.

4. The first long term commitment to provide supportive housing to at-risk families headed by a young adult 18-25.

5. The first long-term commitment to offer sufficient funding to provide services for all the members of an at-risk family.

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