Thank You for Attending Our Conference!
The 18th Annual Supportive Housing Conference was a celebration of New York’s unique leadership in development, finance and social services in supportive housing. With over 1,700 registrants, 22 workshops and a keynote by acclaimed author and poet, Jacqueline Woodson, it was our most successful conference yet!

A special thank you to all our panelists, moderators, sponsors and volunteers!

Council Members Voice Their Support for Supportive Housing
Thank you to Council Members Rafael Salamanca and Stephen Levin, moderators at our Annual Conference this year, for discussing the critical role of supportive in combating the homelessness crisis in an op-ed published in the Gotham Gazette.

Policy Updates
City Approves $100 Million To Accelerate Supportive Housing Production
The FY 2019 adopted budget accelerates $100 million in capital funding for supportive housing to increase the annual production by 40 percent, from 500 newly constructed units per year to 700.

We would like to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for this increase in funds, and we look forward to our continued partnership with them!

State Releases new RFPs: Changes to SHOP & ESSHI
NYS has released two capital RFPs and made some significant programmatic changes to SHOP and ESSHI. 

The two RFPs include:

  • HCR's 2018-19 Multifamily Open Window RFP

  • OTDA HHAP RFP (Opens June 28th!)

The Damage is in the Details of HUD’s Proposed Rent Policy Changes
Laura Mascuch, the Network's Executive Director co-authored with CEO of Breaking Ground, Brenda Rosen, an op-ed on the impact of HUD's new rent increase proposal. 

Win Opens Doors to Largest Family Supportive Housing Development in New York
On Thursday June 14, Win celebrated the opening of Stone House, the largest supportive housing development for families in New York State. Named after Win’s former president, Bonnie Stone, Stone House will bring 160 units of affordable and supportive housing to the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Webster Residence Brings More Supportive Housing to the Bronx
State and city officials, partners and friends gathered on May 11 to celebrate the opening of Breaking Ground's Webster Residence, an eight story supportive housing building in the Bronx. The building features 170 studio apartments, which will be home to low-income and formerly homeless and disabled individuals.

Where Has Your Network Bag Been?
Has your Network bag been touring the country and the globe with you? If yes, we would love a picture of you with it!

Email Maliha with your picture and where it was taken and we will be sure to post to our social media! You could also tweet it out and tag @theNetworkNY .  

Check out Cynthia Stuart (the Network's COO) with her Network bag in Seattle!
Comings and Goings
  • West End Residence Names Jeannette K. Ruffins as their new Executive Director/CEO

  • BCS Announces Appointment of Janelle Farris as their new President/Executive Director

  • HPD welcomes Brendan McBride as their new Associate Commissioner for New Construction

  • Win welcomes Darlene Williams as their new Chief Program Officer
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