Advocacy & Policy

The Network advocates for policies that advance the growth and effectiveness of supportive housing. Our staff and members research and analyze policy and budget decisions at the local, state, and federal levels.

We also lead and participate in campaigns to promote and protect supportive housing as the most humane and cost-effective solution to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

New York City

The Network advocates for funding, policies, and programs to ensure existing supportive housing is sustained and new supportive housing created.

New York State

New York State

The Network and its members advocate to preserve and increase capital funding, as well as operating and service funding for supportive housing.


The Network's federal advocacy efforts focus on the budget and policy priorities critical to supportive housing in New York State.


In 2015-16, the Mayor of New York City and Governor of New York State committed to creating 35,000 new units of supportive housing over the next 15 years. The Network initiated a comprehensive advocacy, training and technical assistance initiative, Getting to 35K to help our community realize these historic commitments.