As the 2021 New York City mayoral race heats up, the Network released a supportive housing policy platform, Reinvest, Recover, Revitalize: Supportive Housing Solutions for a Better New York, outlining how the next administration can ensure that supportive housing can meet its true potential to transform lives, end chronic homelessness and help New York rebuild.
This platform was crafted in partnership with agency staff across our New York City membership and identifies seven pillars that New York City's next leaders must commit to:
1. Develop and Preserve
2. Reimagine Land Use
3. Rethink NYC 15/15
4. Invest in our Staff
5. Value Nonprofits
6. Disrupt Government Silos
7. Protect our People
Within the seven pillars the Network encourages the next mayor to emphasize new development and preservation of supportive housing, ensure scattered site supportive housing is viable moving forward, and rethink land use and ULURP to ensure the entire city is part of the solution and that those most affected are included in decision making. We also recommend the next administration consider changing the NYC 15/15 allocations of scattered site and congregate housing, lift chronicity for a portion of the units, and take steps to ameliorate the strained relationship between the City and the nonprofits it relies on.
Click here to read the platform and all of the Network’s recommendations for the next administration.