2023-24 State Budget Passes
The New York State FY 2024 budget passed May 3rd, one month past the deadline of April 1st. It continues the state's full commitment to the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, a 15-year plan to develop 20,000 units of supportive housing. The budget also continues funding for year two of the five-year affordable housing plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes – including funds to preserve supportive housing.

The Network's Statement in Response to Mayor Adams's FY 24 Executive Budget
On Wednesday, April 26th, Mayor Eric Adams released his FY24 Executive Budget, a $106 billion dollar spending plan. 

The Network's Statement on City Council's Mental Health Roadmap
The Network applauds Speaker Adrienne Adams, Mental Health Committee Chair Linda Lee, Majority Leader Keith Powers, and the entire City Council for putting forward a holistic Mental Health Roadmap that calls for targeted investments in the historically underfunded mental health infrastructure and addresses the workforce crisis.

Comunilife Breaks Ground on the Comunilife Throop Residence
On April 27th, Comunilife joined Health and Hospitals (NYC H+H) and other project partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of new affordable and supportive housing residence, The Comunilife Throop Residence. Located in Brooklyn, the Residence will create 93 affordable apartments, including 56 supportive for NYC Health + Hospitals patients, and 21 units for very low-income seniors. On-site service are provided by Comunilife funded through NYC 15/15 administered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

The Network's Statement in Response to Mayor Adams' PEG Directive
The Supportive Housing Network of NY (the Network) issued the following statement on Mayor Adams’ directive that all city agencies cut their budgets by 4 percent for the coming fiscal year:

Governor Hochul Announces More Than $20 Million For Supportive Housing Projects
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance approved over $20 million in Homeless Housing Assistance Program for housing projects in the New York City region to four permanent supportive housing projects.

The Network Hosts a Reasonable Accommodations in Supportive Housing NetWorkshop
On Thursday, April 20th the Network was joined by The Legal Aid Society and Mobilization for Justice for a NetWorkshop on reasonable accommodations in supportive housing.

April Community Corner
April 22nd was Earth Day and serves as an important reminder of the environmental challenges we face, including climate change and pollution. It’s also important to recognize that these issues do not affect everyone equally. Environmental racism is a form of systemic discrimination through which marginalized communities, especially communities of color, are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards and pollution.

Network 2023 Conference Online Registration Now Live
Join us Thursday June 29th for the 21st Annual New York State Supportive Housing Conference, the largest supportive housing conference in the nation.

Emergency Rental Assistance
A request for emergency assistance to meet an urgent need of low-income New Yorkers. This assistance can be used to cover a number of situations. One of the most common uses of the one-shot deal is for rental assistance to prevent or forestall an eviction.

Comings & Goings
  • Jennifer Mitchell is the new CEO and President of The Doe Fund
  • Roberta Solomon is the new Chief Operating Officer at Lantern Community Services
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