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First Awards Announced for Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative


Last week, Governor Cuomo made the very first awards for the state’s new supportive housing services and operating program – Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI).  Awards went to 84 not-for-profit agencies, totaling over 100 separate projects.  Almost 80% of the awards went to Network members.

These awards will provide the service and operating funding for 1,200 units of supportive housing, the state’s first year goal of the Governor’s 15 year commitment to develop 20,000 new supportive housing units across New York State.

Awardees will now be able to take these ESSHI conditional awards to secure capital funding for projects.

As more details become available, the Network will circulate information. Congratulations to all organizations that received awards.  

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