The House and Senate have agreed on across-the-board funding increases for the HUD programs that are key to supportive housing. It is expected that the President will sign the bill, avoiding a government shutdown. This represents an incremental increase keeping the programs whole, not a major new investment.

As we have shared previously, human services nonprofits are now able to begin the process of claiming their true indirect cost rates (ICR) on their NYC contracts.

W esthab Breaks Ground On Dayspring Commons in Yonkers
On December 11th members of the Yonkers and Westchester community gathered next to a dilapidated church for Westhab’s Dayspring Commons groundbreaking.

2 019 Tenant of the Year Breakfast
Tenants who’d been nominated as 2019 Supportive Housing Tenants of the Year gathered with the caseworkers who’d nominated them for the Network’s annual Award Breakfast December 3rd, which was held at HELP USA’s Genesis Residence.

Moira McComas Joins Network as Policy Analyst
The Network is proud to announce a new member to our team!
As a member of the policy team, Moira will be working with our members and city agencies on policy issues that impact supportive housing development.
Moira most recently worked at Neighborhood Restore. She is originally from Minnesota and worked as a supportive housing case manager and family advocate with People Serving People in Minneapolis. You can reach her at
Joelle Ballam-Schwan New Engagement and Communications Manager
Joelle Ballam-Schwan -- who has been the Network's Events and Member Services Coordinator since February -- has been promoted and will be the organization's Engagement and Communications Manager. In addition to running the Network's signature events -- the Conference, Annual Meeting and Awards Gala -- as well as interacting with member agencies and co-facilitating our provider meetings, Joelle will be responsible for the organization's communications.

As before, you can reach Joelle at
HPD's Resources for Lead Paint Remediation
HPD has resources for property owners regarding lead. Click here for more on compliance, documentation, and resources for lead paint repairs.

CUCS Institute has tailored this year's trainings to the supportive housing community's needs. All are available to Network members at discounted   rates ($80 for full-day trainings as opposed to $100).

  • January 15th: Wellness & Aging in Supportive Housing

Comings & Goings
  • Patrick Haley is the new Executive Director of Fairview Recovery Services.

If your organization has an open job listing, don't forget you can post on the Network's publicly visible Job Board ! Only nonprofit members can post, after registering for online login information .
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