Press Release: Governor Cuomo announced $29.6 million in state funding has been awarded to eight projects that will provide homeless veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and individuals with mental illness with permanent housing and support services. The grants, awarded through the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing Assistance Program, will create 215 supportive housing unites in seven counties and fund necessary repairs at three emergency shelter in Suffolk County.
“These projects will provide much-needed housing and critical services to vulnerable New Yorkers helping them achieve stability and giving them a chance at a better life,” Governor Cuomo said. “Across the state, we are investing in supportive housing projects to help revitalize communities and end homeless crisis once and for all.”
The projects located in Oneida, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Broome, Bronx, Warren, and Livingston counties are also supported through other funding sources. In total, they represent a $198 million investment that will add a total of 472 units of affordable and supportive housing throughout the state.
Organizations receiving Homeless Housing and Assistance Program funding include:
Concern for Independent Living, Bronx County – $4.9 million Combined with additional funding sources, this project will develop 42 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Concern for Independent Living will provide support services including case management, goal planning, benefits assistance, crisis intervention, life-skills training, parenting skills training, job placement and supportive employment, linkages to other necessary services, and more.
Breaking Ground, Bronx County – $2.7 million Combined with other funding sources, this project will develop 47 units of supportive housing in the Bronx for single adults with a severe mental illness, and it will include space for a Universal Pre-K program operated by Dream Yard Project. Support services will be provided by Center for Urban Community Services and will include, substance use disorder services, Tobacco cessation, wellness management, employment and education services, and long-term planning. There will also be free onsite primary medical and psychiatric services provided by Janian Medical Services.
Family Enrichment Network, Inc., Broome County – $4.1 million Combined with other funding sources, this project will develop 19 units to be used as permanent supportive housing in Binghamton for homeless families and individuals, including young adults between the ages of 18-25, and individuals with an intellectual/ developmental disability. Family Enrichment Network will provide support services, including case management, rental assistance, adult literacy courses, financial literacy classes, legal advocacy, transportation, and parenting education classes.
CDS Monarch, Livingston County – $1.3 million Combined with additional funding sources, this project will develop eight units of permanent supportive housing in Geneseo for homeless single veterans. The Warrior Salute Veteran Services organization will be providing supportive services, including care management, access to medical and psychiatric care, substance use disorder services, benefits assistance, nutrition counseling, financial counseling, and job training services.
DePaul Inc., Oneida County – $4.6 million Combined with additional funding sources, this project will develop 30 units of supportive housing in Utica for single homeless adults living with mental illness. Support services will be provided by DePaul and include case management, independent living skills training, crisis intervention, and recreational services.
St. Paul’s Center, Rensselaer County – $2.4 million Combined with other funding sources, this project will develop nine units of supportive housing in the city of Rensselaer that will provide 43 beds for homeless families with minor children. St. Paul’s will provide support services including case management, benefits assistance, trauma informed assessment and services, counseling and crisis intervention, parenting skills development, life skills training, referrals to educational and employment programs, health and treatment services, and children/ teen services.
The Community Builders, Inc., Schenectady County – $3.3 million Combined with other sources of funding, this project will develop 26 units of supportive housing in Schenectady for homeless individuals or families with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Support services will be provided by Schenectady Community Action Program and include, case management, referrals, preventative medical and dental care, substance use treatment, crisis intervention, legal assistance, and employment and educational services.
Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc and A.M.H Resources Corp, Warren County – $5.8 million Combined with additional funding sources, this project will develop 28 units of permanent supportive housing and six units of transitional housing in the city of Glens Falls for homeless individuals with a mental illness, chronically homeless individuals, and households headed by homeless youth. Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health will provide support services, including case management, legal assistance and advocacy, benefit assistance, counseling and crisis intervention, trauma informed assessment and care/ services, and risk reduction/ safety planning.
The Family Service League of Suffolk County will be recieing $300,000 in funding to repair emergency shelters in Huntington, Brentwood, and Port Jefferson Station.
Source: Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $29 Million for Supportive Housing and Emergency Shelter Repairs, the Office of Governor Andrew M Cuomo – December 7, 2018