FY 2023 NYC Executive Budget
On April 26, Mayor Eric Adams released his FY 2023 Executive Budget. The expense budget totals $99.7 billion, a $1.2 billion increase over February’s Preliminary Budget. The Network has done a preliminary review of the budget and will be following up if more details emerge.

Laura Mascuch Leaves the Network to Join NYS Department of Health
After more than seven years at the helm of the Supportive Housing Network of New York, Laura Mascuch will be joining NYS Department of Health as Chief of Staff to Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett.

City Council Response to Mayor's FY23 Preliminary Budget
The NYC Council recently released its response to Mayor Adams’ FY 23 Preliminary Budget. The Network is heartened to see the Council’s commitment to investing in the well-being of all New Yorkers, by heeding the housing communities’ call for an increase in affordable housing production, including the expansion of NYC 15/15 beyond its current target, and instituting a cost of living increase for human service workers.

Supportive Housing Bill of Rights NetWorkshop
On Wednesday, April 27th, the Network was joined New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) to host a NetWorkshop, providing an introduction to Local Law 15 (LL15), also known as the Supportive Housing Tenant’s Bill of Rights (BoR). The webinar provided clarification on the Bill of Rights, information on interviewing protocols as well as what DOHMH expects from providers.

HHAP Awards - 5 Projects
At its April 20th meeting, the Homeless Housing Assistance Corporation approved almost $19 million in Homeless Housing Assistance Program capital funding for five new supportive housing projects totaling 166 units. 

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Opens Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto
On April 28th, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens joined government and project partners for an opening ceremony of a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Pope Francis Apartments at Loreto. 

Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Breaks Ground on New Affordable/Supportive Residence
On April 14th, Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc (Elmcor) joined government and project partners to break ground on a new affordable and supportive housing residence. Elmcor will provide services funded by NYC 15/15. 

Bethesda House Breaks Ground on Cara House
On April 12th, Bethesda House joined government partners to break ground on Cara House, permanent supportive and emergency housing for formerly homeless individuals. Located in Schenectady, Cara House will include 26 units of permanent supportive housing and 11 affordable units, with 16 emergency beds for adults experiencing homelessness and those re-entering the community from incarceration.

S:US Tops Off Melrose North
On April 5th, Services for the UnderServed (S:US) and Bronx Pro Group gathered elected officials and community partners for a virtual topping off ceremony of a new affordable/supportive housing residence, Melrose North.

April Community Corner
In April 1968, the Fair Housing Act was passed into law, and to commemorate this historic legislation, April has been designated FAIR HOUSING MONTH. The Fair Housing Act -- which promised to end housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex or familial status -- would probably never have been made it into law had it not been for Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. 

Join us Thursday June 2nd for the 20th Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference, the largest supportive housing conference in the nation. After a two year hiatus, the conference will again be held at the New York Marriott Marquis, in the heart of New York City.

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