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.


Two Supportive-Housing Projects Make the Case for Building Many More

Two new supportive residences – Breaking Ground’s 90 Sands and Comunilife’s El Bouriquen – are profiled as shining examples of the model; the Network’s Pascale Leone and Cynthia Stuart are quoted on supportive housing’s cost-effectiveness and the need for much much more of it.

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Opinion: Supportive Housing Can Help Break the Cycle Between Homelessness and Incarceration

Network Chief Operating Officer Cynthia Stuart on the need for specialized supportive housing for justice-involved individuals in this Op-Ed for CityLimits.

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Opinion: A Focus on ‘Efficiency’ Will Keep Thousands of New Yorkers Needlessly Homeless

Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch wrote this Op-Ed in CityLimits.

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Laura Mascuch on New York’s Housing Issue

Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch speaks on supportive housing and the State's Five Year Housing Plan for New York NOW.

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Hochul, Housing and Homelessness: 5 Takeaways from the Governor’s 2022 Plan

Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch on the need for more affordable housing in this Op-Ed for CityLimits.

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Hochul Vows to Lift Economy, Lure Health Workers and Add a Transit Link

Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch on the Governor's plan to add affordable homes in this Op-Ed for The New York Times.

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Important Articles


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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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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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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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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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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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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