NYC Mayor Launches Housing Plan at Breaking Ground's 90 Sands
On June 14th, Mayor Eric Adams joined his administration’s housing leaders and impacted experts to launch the City’s new housing plan: Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness. Read the Network’s overview and plan highlights here.  

NYC FY 2023 Adopted Budget and Housing Blueprint
On Monday, June 13th, the City Council voted to adopt the FY 2023 Budget, which will take effect on July 1st. The expense budget is $101.1 billion, which is a $1.4 billion increase over April’s executive budget proposal, and a $2.4 billion increase over the adopted FY 2022 budget.

On June 2nd over 1,300 members of the supportive housing community joined the Network for its 20th Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference. After a two year hiatus, the conference again featured 23 panels with experts sharing updates and best practices in policy, social services and development.

HSI Opens The Bedford
On June 22nd Housing and Services Inc. (HSI) joined government and project partners to open a new affordable/supportive housing residence, The Bedford, which is creating 108 new apartments, including 66 supportive housing units for families and seniors. HSI will provide on-site services funded by NYC 15/15.

Breaking Ground Opens Betances Residence
On June 16th Breaking Ground joined elected officials and project partners to celebrate the opening of their new affordable/supportive housing project, Betances Residence.

RiseBoro Community Partnership Opens 50 Penn
On June 9th, RiseBoro Community Partnership, joined project and government partners to celebrate the opening of new affordable/supportive housing development, 50 Penn. Located in Cypress Hills, the residence will create 218 new affordable apartments, including 42 supportive units for formerly homeless seniors. RiseBoro will provide on-site services funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI).

WellLife Network's Cypress Avenue Residence Opens
Friends and partners of WellLife Network’s Cypress Avenue Residence gathered June 9th to celebrate the opening of their 66-unit affordable/supportive building in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens. More than ten years in the creation, the project is the first supportive residence in the area and will provide homes to 40 formerly homeless individuals and families as well as 26 low-income households. 

On May 25th, the Network joined the Human Services Council (HSC) and human services workers from nonprofits across the City for a #JustPay rally to urge the Mayor and City Council to include $86 million for a 5.4% COLA for the human services sector in the final budget.

The Bridge Breaks Ground on Bridge Rockaway
On May 19th, The Bridge, together with Mega Contracting and Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center (GMDC) gathered to celebrate the literal groundbreaking for a groundbreaking new development -- Bridge Rockaway - that combines 174 affordable apartments including 87 supportive, with manufacturing space for up to 12 local nonprofit businesses. 

Institute for Community Living Opens 50 Nevins
On May 9th, partners and supporters from both the State and City, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams, gathered to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Community Living’s new 129-unit supportive/affordable residence, built in part on the grounds of ICL’s first residence, which opened 35 years ago. The new building will provide 129 new apartments including 78 units for a mix of formerly homeless veterans, young adults and individuals coping with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

Skyview Park Apartments Opens in Monroe County
On May 4th, PathStone joined government partners for an opening ceremony of Skyview Park Apartments, a new affordable/supportive housing residence for seniors at the site of the former Irondequoit Mall in Monroe County. Skyview Park Apartments features 157 homes for adults 55 and older, including 78 supportive housing apartments for those at risk of homelessness and in need of support services.

Eagle Star Housing Opens Liberty Square
On May 3rd, Eagle Star Housing joined project partners for an opening ceremony of a new affordable/supportive residence, Liberty Square. Located in city of Batavia, the new residence is creating 55 apartments, of which 28 are supportive, set-aside for veterans experiencing homelessness. Six of the new residence’s units are accessible for people with mobility impairments and three for people with hearing or vision impairments.

The Network Testifies at New York City Council Hearing
On May 3rd, the Network’s Associate Director of Advocacy and Outreach Tierra Labrada delivered testimony to the City Council’s General Welfare Committee about inordinately high vacancy rates in the City’s 25,000-unit supportive housing portfolio and proposed measures to address the situation. 

May/June Community Corner
Happy Pride Month! The Network is continually inspired by the work of our community members who uplift and serve the LGBTQ+ community in supportive housing and beyond. As you all know, supportive housing was partially borne out of the AIDS epidemic in NYC, which disproportionately impacted the gay community, and the stigma attached to people who had been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease. It was through the fierce advocacy of ACT UP that our proud member Housing Works was created. Check out this informative and interactive history of Housing Works, including the documentary United in Anger: A History of Act UP.

Comings & Goings
  • Hadaryah Morgan is the new COO of CUCS, replacing Doug James
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