In 1999, after years of advocacy and in the wake of several high-profile tragedies involving homeless mentally ill New Yorkers, Governor George Pataki and Mayor Rudy Giuliani signed a second New York/New York Agreement -- NY/NY II. The initiative created 1,500 units of housing for mentally ill homeless New Yorkers and was intended to do so within five years. The Agreement resulted in $45.7 million and $85 million in State and City capital funding for supportive housing, respectively.

Click here to read the NY/NY II Agreement.

Click here to read coverage of the agreement from the New York Times.