HOUSING FUNDING IN THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT IS AT RISK!
Write/call/email today and tell your representative that Congress needs to substantially invest in supportive and affordable housing by funding the National Housing Trust Fund and rental assistance!
Take action RIGHT NOW:
Ask your member of Congress to weigh in with the White House, Schumer and Pelosi to urge that any cuts to Build Back Better aren’t made at the expense of getting and keeping people housed.
Send them this letter with nearly 1,800 organizations urging that our priorities be funded.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Here is some of the NYS supportive housing the National Housing Trust Fund built:
Dayspring Commons, Yonkers: opening this fall, Dayspring Commons will create homes for 63 families and individuals including 37 who had been homeless. The Commons is part of Dayspring Campus which includes a Community Center with education programs, after school programming, educational counseling and vocational training and a food pantry. $2.5 million in Housing Trust Fund capital leveraged $40 million for the Campus.
Arthur Avenue Apartments, Bronx: opening this fall, the complex will provide homes to 177 low income and formerly homeless seniors. In addition to on-site support services Metro Community Health Clinic will be providing onsite primary care as well. The National Housing Trust Fund’s $2.2 million helped leverage $91 million in city, state, federal and private development funding.
Starting Line Apartments, Utica: opened in October 2020 this affordable/supportive residence is home to 60 individuals and families at what is traditionally the starting point for Utica’s famed Boilermaker footrace. The $27 million complex utilized $900,000 in National Housing Trust Fund capital.
School Street Apartments, Yonkers: opening in 2022, the affordable/supportive School Street Apartments will provide homes to 80 low-income and formerly homeless households. The complex provides a library, an exercise room and landscaped outdoor space. $3.9 million from the National Housing Trust Fund leveraged a total of nearly $50 million total project cost.
Lock 7 Apartments, Oswego County: opening in 2022, half of the building’s 80 apartments will provide homes to homeless adults and families including those with mental illness as well as frail seniors. The building features a community room, lounges, and a computer lab. $3.3 million from The National Housing Trust Fund leveraged a total of nearly $74 million total project cost.
Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto, Brooklyn: opening in the fall, the Pope Francis Apartments will provide 135 homes to formerly homeless and low-income seniors. The new apartment complex, built on the grounds of the former Our Lady of Loreto Church used $4.2 million in National Housing Trust Fund monies as part of a total development cost of $42.8 million.
To read the HoUSed Campaign’s asks in New York State more broadly, see:
- New York Federal Rental Assistance Fact Sheet (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
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