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Interfaith Assembly on Homeless and Housing: Supportive Housing Wins!

(IAHH) Marc Greenberg, April 9, 2017 — We are so excited and pleased to announce that, after over 2 years of advocacy, the Budget finally agreed to by New York State includes 2.5 billion dollars for housing including 1 billion for supportive housing for 6,000 units for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Our hard work has paid off!

To the over 300 faith leaders, the 350 organizations, the nearly 150 state legislators, the tens of thousand who wrote and called the Governor – the thousands who have rallied — and the hundreds who have joined us one or more of our 35 Wednesdays in front of the Governor’s NYC office — THANK YOU!!  WE DID IT!

Subject:  GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON FY 2018 STATE BUDGET

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO For Immediate Release:  4/7/2017

 

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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON FY 2018 STATE BUDGET

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on the FY 2018 State Budget. The agreement continues the state’s record of fiscal responsibility, holding spending growth to 2 percent while reducing taxes, making smart investments in education, enacting comprehensive criminal justice reforms, creating good-paying jobs, and rebuilding New York’s infrastructure.

Delivering $2.5 Billion in Funding to Combat Homelessness and Increase Access to Affordable Housing

The FY 2018 Budget continues funding for the state’s $20 billion comprehensive, five-year plan for affordable and supportive housing to ensure New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness have safe and secure housing. The Budget includes $2.5 billion in funding to advance the creation of 100,000 new affordable and 6,000 supportive housing units.

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We want to acknowledge the hard work of Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, Majority Leader Flanagan, IDC Leader Jeff Klein — and especially State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi — for listening to the call of New Yorkers across the state and doing the right thing. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SAVES LIVES and Saves Money. This is victory for all of us!!

Our colleagues with the Campaign 4 New York/New York Housing will continue to make sure these funds are dedicated to those most in need and I encourage you to visit the website for updates.

Together we ARE making a difference in the lives of those in our city who are homeless and at risk of homelessness as we seek justice and fairness for those most in need.