Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the first conditional awards that will support the development of supportive housing for vulnerable New Yorkers who are at risk of homelessness on Tuesday.
Governor Cuomo announced the first conditional awards that will go towards building 1,200 units for New Yorkers who are at risk of becoming homeless.
The awards were announced following a Request for Proposals issued in June. The money will support the development of 1,200 supportive housing units this year.
The funding will be made available to supportive housing providers under five-year contracts which are renewable at the end of their term. New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will work with supportive housing providers who have received these conditional contract awards to secure the capital funding needed to complete supportive housing projects.
HCR and OTDA will select projects that meet the greatest need for supportive housing. A total of 84 community-based providers have received these conditional awards for a total of 121 projects.
The awards include 42 projects in New York City and 79 projects throughout upstate New York. Officials expect approximately 80 percent of the units in the supportive housing projects that become fully funded will be located across the five boroughs, which is consistent with the distribution of the homeless population in New York State.
The awards are a major step in Cuomo’s five-year, $2.6 billion plan to build 6,000 additional supportive housing units in New York.
“The state is taking aggressive action to end chronic homelessness and help move thousands of New Yorkers into permanent housing,” Governor Cuomo said.
“These awards will not only help ensure New York’s families and children have a safe, comfortable place to call home, but provide them with the resources they need to change their lives,” Cuomo said. “With the development of these vital units, we are swiftly moving forward on the state’s transformational blueprint to tackle this crisis and bringing hope and opportunity to our most vulnerable New Yorkers.”