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Below is a curated set of articles related to supportive housing in New York. Below "Important Articles" are articles that provide a broader overview on the supportive housing model.

May.27.2019

A Secret to Better Health Care

It seems obvious: better social services. So why are things like food stamps and housing not part of the conversation?

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Oct.16.2018

Unlocking the Key to Real Affordable Housing in New York City

Let’s say you’re a single mother of one child with an annual income of $45,000 looking for a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. Off to a seemingly good start, you found a wonderful “affordable housing” unit, but the monthly rent is $2,700 with an annual salary requirement of $95,000.

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Sep.27.2018

New York Takes Step in Long, Hard Journey to Supportive Housing Goal

The 28-story residence hall at 90 Sands Street in DUMBO is sparsely decorated; the large community rooms where hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses once gathered now sit empty.

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Jun.19.2018

A Supportive Housing Victory, and Much More To Do

New York City is facing a crisis. There are more than 60,000 homeless individuals living in the city shelter system daily, and thousands more in shelters for survivors of domestic violence, youth, and those living with HIV/AIDS.

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Jun.07.2018

CityViews: The Damage is in the Details of HUD’s Proposed Rent Policy Changes

In the midst of a national homelessness crisis, HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently proposed rent increases that will, quite simply, make more people homeless.

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May.28.2018

Supportive housing in NYC: What it is and who it helps

Michelin-starred chefs are coming together in June to raise money for the city’s largest provider of supportive housing.

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Important Articles

Jan.28.2016

For Homeless, Supportive Housing Provides Path to Normalcy

A group of formerly homeless people played bingo in the basement of a Bronx apartment building one recent afternoon, trying to win prizes such as movie tickets and bottles of laundry detergent.

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Jun.04.2014

Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning

Lissette Encarnacion lives at The Brook, but she used to live under a bridge beside the Gowanus Canal.

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Oct.08.2012

Still Housing the Needy, In a Changed Manhattan

In a wide-open ballroom in Manhattan last week, a room with gilded columns and dark herringbone floors, men and women in dark suits sat at a reception for a retiring city official, listening to speeches as they munched on tidy portions of chicken and salad greens.

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Jul.12.2012

A good neighbor for anyone after all

She didn't have a complaint or a problem. She just wanted the world to know about her home and the organization that saved her life.

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Sep.23.2011

It Takes a Village

Around the corner came a little golden ball of sunshine named Madison, dressed head to toe in pink, hair arranged in Afro puffs, one wrist covered in turquoise beaded bracelets, arms opened wide. She wrapped those arms around a teacher’s legs, hugged them close and looked up with the kind of smile that sets the world right.

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Nov.07.2008

Good Neighbors

New York City pioneered the strategy of providing homeless people not just with housing but with drug treatment, psychiatric care and other services they need to live successfully on their own.

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