Governor Releases SFY 2020 Executive Budget
On January 15th, Governor Cuomo released the SFY 2020 Executive Budget

The Network has analyzed the various budget areas important to the supportive housing community. 

Network Testifies at NYS Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on Human Services
On January 24th, Laura Mascuch provided testimony to the New York State Senate and Assembly at the SFY 2019-20 Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget’s proposal on human services. She emphasized the importance of both the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) and the New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) and the need to increase funding for both programs in this year’s final budget.

NYC HPD Announces $18.1 Million in LIHTC Awards
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has awarded $18.1M in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to 13 developments, including six supportive housing projects.

These 2018 awards will help create or preserve 1,000 affordable homes across the five boroughs; of those, over 300 will be supportive housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. 

HCR Announces Early Round LIHTC Awards
In December, New York State Homes and Community Renewal announced the early round Unified Funding Awards. Three of the four projects are shovel-ready supportive housing and will receive a total of $4.2 million in 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, generating about $40 million in capital investment. Additionally, the Supportive Housing Opportunity Program will provide $13.2 million in capital subsidy.All three projects below have services funded by the NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.
 
The three projects are:
 
  • DePaul’s La Rosa Village in LeRoy will create 60 units of housing, 50% of which will be supportive.
  • Rehabilitation and Support Services in Liberty, working with Kearney Development will build a new 72 unit project, with more than 50% of the units supportive.
  • CAMBA, working with Dunn Development will create an 80 unit residence in the Bronx , Austin/147 (rendering above) with 50% of units supportive.
 
Center for Urban Community Services Announces 2019 Trainings: Register Now!
CUCS Institute has tailored this year's trainings to the supportive housing community's needs. All trainings are available to Network members at discounted rates ($76 for full day trainings as opposed to $95).
   
NYC HPD Releases RFQ for Housing Retention and Stabilization Services RFQ
On January 14th, NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) released its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for housing retention and stabilization services providers due February 15th. Through this RFP, HPD seeks to establish a list of Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization Services providers that HPD designates as qualified to assist formerly homeless households moving into HPD-assisted New Construction projects.
  
Discretionary Capital Funding Available in NYC
Every year, Borough Presidents and City Council Members provide capital funding to nonprofits, schools, and other organizations for projects throughout each borough. This discretionary capital funding (formerly known as Reso A) is valuable subsidy for supportive and affordable housing development projects in NYC. This funding can be helpful to fill a gap in a development budget.

Kimberly LaBeach Joins the Network!
The Network is proud to announce a new member to our team!

Kimberly comes to the Network from The Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute where she worked in finance for more than two and a half years, most recently as the Deputy Director of Finance. At the Network, she will be the Network's new Director of Finance and Administration and handle the agency's finances, administration and human resources functions.

Kimberly is a Brooklyn native. You can reach her at klabeach@shnny.org .
  
Comings & Goings
Jennifer Kelly has been named Deputy Commissioner, Office of Supportive/Affordable Housing and Services at New York City's Human Resources Administration.

Cal Hedigan has been named the new CEO of Community Access, having most recently served as the organization's Deputy CEO. Cal takes the helm from long-time CEO and founder, Steve Coe.
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