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.


‘It works.’ Groundbreaking data proves success of Santa Clara County homeless housing program

An innovative strategy to house Santa Clara County’s sickest and most desperately struggling homeless residents is working, according to a new study, and the results could impact how agencies in the Bay Area and beyond address homelessness.

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Housing cuts would exacerbate inequality

New Yorkers across the five boroughs are stepping up more than ever before to take action against systemic racial injustice — and we all know that housing is a central part of the equation. That’s why so many advocates are deeply concerned by New York City’s proposal to cut 40% of its capital housing budget, which will take much-needed affordable and supportive housing away from the low-income communities of color who need it most.

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Affordable housing developers say de Blasio cuts could doom projects

Deep cuts to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious housing program have already halted some projects in their tracks and developers fear the slowdown could be a death knell for more ventures already underway.

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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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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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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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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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