Policy Priorities

The Network advocates for public policy positions that advance the growth and effectiveness of supportive housing. State advocacy efforts are aimed at affecting policy and budget decisions that promote and protect supportive housing in New York State.

The Network works full-time to achieve the following policy outcomes in Albany:

Secure commitments from NYS to create 35,000 units of supportive housing over the next 15 years

New York State and New York City have historically entered into joint long-term agreements to support the creation of supportive housing in New York State. At the conclusion of the last NY/NY III agreement in 2016, the Governor and the NYC Mayor decided to not enter into a joint agreement, but rather commit to developing their own city and state programs. The Governor committed to create 20,000 units of supportive housing statewide in15 years and Mayor de Blasio committed to creating 15,000 units of supportive housing in NYC over the next 15 years.   The Network is dedicated to work with state government partners to ensure this commitment is realized over the next 15 years via budget and legislative advocacy efforts.

Preserve and protect supportive housing operations and service funds

In order to ensure tenants continue to receive the services they need to remain stably housed, the Network works with executive and state agency staff and elected officials to maintain and expand operation and service funding levels.

Increase capital commitments to meet the supportive housing need in New York State

The Network works with state officials to increase the number of supportive housing units to a level that meets the need in New York State.