Joint Venture Workshop Brings Together Nonprofits and For-profit Developers to Discuss Deal-Making
Building on years of joint venture research and events, the Network hosted its first ever hands-on workshop on negotiating joint venture partnerships in supportive housing development. The workshop focused on nonprofit developers working through a mock negotiation in small groups to create a joint venture (JV) agreement.

NYC HPD New Construction Down Payment RFQ
We are pleased to announce that NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) released the New Construction Down Payment Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on December 5, 2018.

Through this RFQ, HPD seeks to establish a list of nonprofit organizations as Qualified Applicants to apply for down payment assistance to support the acquisition of privately-owned land or vacant properties in NYC. Proposal deadline is January 11, 2019.

The Bridge Opens Doors to Maple Residence in Brooklyn
Some 60 friends, funders, tenants and partners gathered on a crisp December morning to celebrate the opening of The Maple Residence, a 66 unit supportive/affordable building in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Developed by The Bridge, Maple/East NY Residence will bring 50 units of supportive housing to vulnerable New Yorkers suffering from mental illnesses, and 16 units of affordable housing to low-income families in the community.
   
First Phase of Vital Brooklyn Winners Announced; Second RFP Released
On November 29th, Governor Cuomo announced the winners for the first phase of the Vital Brooklyn RFP. They also released the second phase of its Vital Brooklyn RFP, due February 28th (Sites E, F, G, H & I) and April 30th, 2019 (Site J, K & L).

The Network congratulates the winners, including Network members Services for the UnderServed (SUS), RiseBoro, CAMBA, Federation of Organizations, Apex Building Company, and MDG Design + Construction.
  
Network Submits Comments on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
The Network’s comments focused on ensuring that the CRA will continue to be an incentive to banks to dedicate resources to supportive housing residences and nonprofit organizations as part of a larger community development strategy.

Meet Tierra Labrada, Our New Policy Analyst
The Network is proud to announce a new member to our team!

Tierra is coming to the Network after most recently serving as the Continuum of Care coordinator for the Tompkins County Human Services Coalition in Ithaca. At the Network she will be working with our members and city agencies on policy issues that impact social services in supportive housing.

Tierra is originally from Long Island and is excited to be back in New York City. You can reach her at tlabrada@shnny.org .
  
Sign-up for New Professional Development Opportunities
The Network’s collaboration with the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Institute continues this year with an exciting roster of upcoming trainings.

January 9: Cultural Competency.
Sign up here and use the code Jan09CC as the coupon code for your membership discount.

January 29: Allyship for LGBTQ Communities.
Sign up here and use the code Jan29-LGBTQ as the coupon code for your membership discount.

Both trainings are accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Course.

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