Kathy Hochul Surprises New Yorkers With Positive News

Matt Lillywhite

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced positive news by saying more than $38 million has been allocated for housing projects in New York...

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced more than $38.6 million in funding for housing projects in New York City, Long Island, and other regions of New York State that will provide permanent housing for people who have been homeless.

"Permanent, supportive housing can have a transformational impact on the lives of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness,” said Governor Hochul. "By funding these projects, we are able to provide the services and support necessary to help New Yorkers break the cycle of homelessness and provide them with a safe and stable place to call home.”

The New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation awarded the grants recently announced by Governor Hochul. According to a press release, New York State has appropriated more than $1.6 billion for the development of supportive housing, resulting in the creation of more than 26,000 units of housing to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

"Welcoming, safe, and supportive housing is critical for the recovery of individuals living with mental illness," said New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan. "It gives a solid foundation upon which to build their lives. The projects announced by Governor Hochul today will benefit these individuals, their families, and their entire communities."

"The projects funded through the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program will aid in our efforts to meaningfully address homelessness throughout our state," said New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Acting Commissioner Barbara Guinn. By expanding supportive housing options, we can help a greater number of New Yorkers break cycles of homelessness and bring lasting stability to their lives. I applaud Governor Hochul's continued support for this program and her commitment to ensuring all New Yorkers have access to safe, affordable housing."

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