The Network's federal advocacy efforts focus on the budget and policy priorities critical to supportive housing in New York State. Our overall goal is to increase supportive housing production and improve the legislative and regulatory environment for our members to do their best work in service of the homeless and formerly homeless.

Federal Advocacy and Policy Priorities

The Network places special emphasis on programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), particularly the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program. In support of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, the Network also advocates for programs in other federal agencies.

The Network also organizes several legislative advocacy days in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with our national partners, which include the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

The Network has been selected by National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) as a New York State partner for their national HoUSed campaign, which aims to end the housing crisis by advancing anti-racist policies and bold proposals to ensure people with the lowest incomes and those who are the most marginalized have stable, affordable homes. Read more about the Network's involvement in the campaign here

Our federal policy priorities are driven by our members. Reach out to us!