Categories: New York State
Supporters call on Governor Cuomo for 35,000 new units of supportive housing statewide.
On behalf of the Campaign for NY/NY Supportive Housing, the Network spearheaded a Thunderclap to call on Governor Cuomo for 35,000 new units of supportive housing statewide.
The Thunderclap, which took place at 1 pm on January 7, 2016, surpassed its original goal by nearly 400% and reached 388,694 people. The Network's Sarah Schenck led this advocacy initiative, working with Giselle Routhier of Coalition for the Homeless, Marc Greenberg of the Interfaith Alliance and Carla Rabinowitz of Community Access, all of whom did a fabulous job leading the outreach.
As of today, well over a million impressions were made by the campaign.
The Thunderclap also offered our community a chance to share our compelling story with people not familiar with supportive housing: that by offering on-site support services with affordable housing, supportive housing is one of the most cost-effective and successful ways to end homelessness for the most vulnerable individuals and families.
Special thanks go to Paul Bettany, Krowdster, Denise Balcarcel (of West End Residences), and AnneMarie Ciccarella as especially “thunderous” supporters.
And to each individual and organization that supported us—THANK YOU!