Joint Venture Guidebook Released
The Supportive Housing Network of New York and Enterprise Community Partners Inc. have developed a  Joint Venture Guidebook   as a resource for organizations interested in developing supportive and affordable housing to better understand joint venture options. The Guidebook is sponsored by Capital One. 

The Guidebook provides tools to help our partners navigate challenges and maximize capacity.  Read more.
Win Opens West 118th Street Residence
Families, funders, city officials and friends gathered February 8th to celebrate the opening of Win’s West 118th Street residence, providing supportive housing to 34 formerly homeless single mothers and their children. The new residence is Win’s first single-site supportive housing in 20 years, adding to their portfolio of transitional and permanent supportive housing options serving over 4,000 people – the majority of them children.  Read more.
Supportive Housing Community Rallies for More Funding on Lobby Day!
March 6 th marked the Annual Lobby Day for the supportive housing community. Over 120 supportive housing staff and tenants from 38 organizations made their way to the state capital to push lawmakers for more supportive housing funding in the state of New York.

Our legislative agenda was centered on the need to support adequate funding for new and existing supportive housing programs, and we are proud to say it was widely welcomed by the legislators who committed to moving the ball forward on our collective agenda.

A big thank you to all our members who made this such a successful and impactful day and to all the legislators who continue to champion supportive housing across the state of New York! Read more .
Managing Conflicts and Challenging Behaviors: Resources from MH Mediate’s Dan Berstein
Dan Berstein, Founder of MH Mediate, details some excellent tools and techniques to help housing providers manage conflict in our latest blog post.

"The most important first step is clearly defining the behavior at issue. That term I used before –“aggressive act” – is too vague. Ambiguous terms like “aggression” or “violence” can mean different things to different people so we have to specify the concrete behaviors involved, like “destruction of property,” “verbal threats,” “physical intimidation,” or “physical altercation.” Then we can draw clear lines of when to act and how to act in each situation," Berstein writes. Read more.
Federal Executive Budget For FY 2019 Released
Congress is beginning to work on the FY 2019 budget now, while they wrap up FY 2018. This week the House members are sending their budget priorities to the Appropriations Committee. Below is a chart that shows how the FY 2019 executive budget compares to the enacted 2017 budget, as well as the Network’s recommendations for FY 2018 funding levels.  
Take Action :

The Network has identified three top HUD budget priorities, which are essential to creating and sustaining supportive housing and ending homelessness. Please contact your representatives and ask that they sign on to the “Dear Colleague” letters that are circulating in Congress, calling for increases to these critical programs.

Rep. Gwen Moore has sponsored a Dear Colleague letter to fund the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant at $2.8 billion. The deadline is March 16 th . House Members my sign on by contacting: Read more.
Apply Now For The Nonprofit Excellence Awards
The Nonprofit Excellence Awards is a unique opportunity for New York City area nonprofits to receive a full 360-degree assessment of their management practices along with insightful feedback from a knowledgeable team of experts. The Awards give all nonprofits the ability to build capacity to further their missions!
Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018. Attend an upcoming application clinic by clicking here and for more information and to apply select this link
Network/CUCS Training on Hoarding in Brooklyn
Understanding Compulsive Hoarding
 This training is presented as part of Buried in Treasures: A Curriculum to Address Hoarding Disorder, and is targeted to both support services and property management staff working with persons who are compulsive hoarders. The training focuses on how these teams can work collaboratively with a tenant to help him/her stay housed. It also offers an overview of hoarding, identifies the populations at highest risk, and distinguishes hoarding from collecting.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Location: Center for Urban Community Services BROOKLYN TRAINING SITE , 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn (*between Hoyt and Smith Streets, Take the A, C, or G train to the Hoyt/Schermerhorn station, or F to Bergen Street or Jay Street/Metro Tech
You can register for this training here , and use the code SHNNY-Hoarding-03-15-18  as the coupon code for your membership discount.

Jessica Katz was named Executive Director of the Citizens Housing Planning Council (CHPC). Ms. Katz most recently served as the Associate Commissioner for New Construction at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In that role she oversaw the creation of affordable and special needs housing—serving everyone from the formerly homeless to middle-income New Yorkers.

Maliha Sadiq joined The Supportive Housing Network of New York as their Senior Communications Associate. Ms. Sadiq brings more than five years of communications and journalism experience to the organization and most recently served as the Communications Director at Mikva Challenge.
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