Build Back Better Moves Forward
On November 19th the House approved President Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, which would amount to the largest single investment in affordable housing in 75 years, $150 billion. The Network has been a state partner of the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s HoUSed Campaign, a national campaign advocating for significant federal investments in affordable and supportive housing. The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.

The Network and HSC Host #JustPay Rally for Human Services 3% COLA
The Network and the Human Service Coalition (HSC) gathered with human services workers from supportive housing and other nonprofit organizations alongside elected officials to urge the City to include a 3% COLA for the workforce in the November budget modification. 

John Oliver Spotlights Supportive Housing
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled the homelessness crisis and spotlighted supportive housing as a solution. Watch a clip or the full segment below.

New Destiny Opens The Corden
On November 17th, New Destiny joined elected officials, including Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, and project partners to celebrate the opening of a new supportive housing residence, The Corden. Named in honor of former New Destiny Executive Director Carol Corden, the new residence is creating 62 units of affordable and supportive housing - 37 supportive for formerly homeless families headed by domestic violence survivors. New Destiny will provide services funded by NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) through New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).  

CAMBA and Trinity Financial Open Van Dyke III
On the beautiful fall day of November 10th, CAMBA and Trinity Financial joined development partners, elected officials, Van Dyke Houses residents and Brownsville community members to celebrate the opening of a new affordable and supportive residence Van Dyke III. This 179 unit building includes 54 supportive housing apartments. Services are provided by CAMBA funded by NYC 15/15. 

Homeward NYC Breaks Ground on Central Harlem Apartments
On November 4, Homeward NYC joined co-developers Azimuth Development Group and Type A Projects along with partners and elected officials to break ground on Homeward Central Harlem, a new supportive housing residence providing homes to 50 formerly homeless LGBTQ young adults. The nine-story building with 50 fully-furnished studio apartments will be located on W. 118th Street.

The Bridge Officially Opens 3500 Park Avenue Apartments
On November 3rd, government and project partners joined The Bridge and tenants to formally celebrate the opening of 3500 Park Avenue Apartments, a new affordable and supportive housing residence in the Bronx. With 115 units of which 69 are supportive, this new residence will serve individuals experiencing homelessness, including adults with mental illness, veterans with disabilities and the elderly. Supportive services are provided by The Bridge and funded through the NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI).

The Community Builders and BronxWorks open Park Haven Apartments
On the first day of November, The Community Builders (TCB) and BronxWorks joined with project partners to celebrate the opening of Park Haven Apartments, a new affordable and supportive residence in the Bronx providing homes to 178 families and individuals, including 50 formerly homeless households.

New York City Accelerator NetWorkshops
In October the Network hosted NetWorkshops with New York City Accelerator on topics that will affect the supportive housing community as the City and State move ahead with their initiatives to decarbonize buildings. See presentations below. The NYC Accelerator provides free, personalized guidance to make cost-saving, energy-efficiency upgrades and reduce carbon emissions in New York City. Reach out to Moira McComas for more information or to connect with the NYC Accelerator team.

November Community Corner
The urgent need to create initiatives to combat climate change has highlighted the complex and interconnected issue of environmental racism and injustice. As Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment explains, “Environmental justice is really concerned with documenting and understanding the disproportionate and unequal environmental burdens that certain communities face. In the United States and around the world, low-income, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian people tend to be living in spaces where environmental hazards, extreme natural and human-made disasters, and environmental degradation occur more rampantly.” 

Comings & Goings
  • Jenna Breines is the new Director of Real Estate Development at WSFSSH 
  • Roberta Solomon is the new Deputy Vice President of Programs at Breaking Ground
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