The Network would like to thank Governor Cuomo and the NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA) for their commitment to the NYS Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) and for restoring all of the NYSSHP programs that had received a 10% cut in 2016 due to budget restrictions. This will go a long way to making sure the nearly 5,000 formerly homeless adults and families currently living in supportive housing receive the services they need to remain stably housed.
We are grateful for the leadership of Commissioner Sam Roberts, Executive Deputy Commissioner Barbara Guinn, Deputy Commissioner Linda Glassman, Director Rick Umholtz and the entire Bureau of Housing and Support Services staff that made this happen.
Thank you to all of the Network members who advocated for this program during last year’s budget process. Your advocacy on this issue was critical to seeing this funding restored! For more information, please contact the Network’s Albany office.