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$30 million available for at least 1,200 supportive housing units in New York

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 17, 2019
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the fourth funding round of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, ESSHI.
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ESSHI will provide up to $30 million in service and operating funding for at least 1,200 units of supportive housing. Announced in 2016, ESSHI is one component of the Governor's historic $20 billion, five-year plan to create or preserve more than 100,000 affordable and 6,000 supportive housing units.

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"New York is making tremendous strides towards our goal of providing safe, affordable and stable housing for all New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "We will continue to develop affordable and supportive housing across the state to make sure more individuals and families have access to a home of their own."

"This investment will continue our efforts to provide affordable, supportive, and quality housing in communities across the state," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "We want to make sure that all New Yorkers have access to housing and services they need to live their best lives. The investment builds on our nation-leading, $20 billion plan to increase affordable housing stock and combat homelessness in New York."

Awards will provide the service and operating funding needed to operate permanent supportive housing units. Applicants are expected to secure separate capital funding to finance the development and construction of their housing project. Funding awarded under this RFP may be used to provide rental assistance and services to eligible target populations to ensure their housing stability.


 

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