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OCTOBER 11, 2017 | Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Round of Awards for Development of Supportive Housing Units Across New York State

Governor's Sweeping $2.6 Billion, 5-Year Plan to Develop 6,000 Units of Supportive Housing Moves Forward

169 Community Providers in 47 Counties Competing to Receive up to $30 Million Annually for Services Under these Conditional Awards

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 169 conditional awards to agencies in 47 counties across New York that will provide support services and operating funding for at least 1,200 units of supportive housing for homeless persons with special needs, conditions or other challenges. The awards, totaling up to $30 million, are part of the Governor's $2.6 Billion, 5-Year plan to develop 6,000 units of Supportive Housing.

"These awards will further strengthen our efforts to fight homelessness and give vulnerable New Yorkers in every corner of this state access to safe, affordable housing with the supportive services they need," Governor Cuomo said. "With the second round of awards, we help to ensure that all New Yorkers have stable housing and an opportunity to lead fulfilling and productive lives."

Applicants were instructed to demonstrate how their proposals would help specific populations targeted for support, including veterans, victims of domestic violence, frail or disabled senior citizens, young adults with histories of incarceration, homelessness or foster care, chronically homeless individuals and families, as well as individuals with health, mental health and/or substance use disorders.

The conditional awards are for service and operating funding needed to operate permanent supportive housing units. The awards will allow applicants to secure separate capital funding to finance the development and construction of their housing project.

The awards announced today may be used to provide rental assistance and services to eligible target populations to ensure their housing stability, including but not limited to:

  • Primary and behavioral health services;
  • Employment and vocational training and/or assistance;
  • Educational assistance, including GED support;
  • Parenting skills development and support;
  • Child care assistance;
  • Counseling and crisis intervention;
  • Children's services, including educational advocacy, support and counseling; and
  • Services or staff to identify and locate eligible individuals that need housing.

Senator Betty Little, Chair, Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development said, "Having safe, decent and affordable housing is fundamental to self-sufficiency. However, for our most vulnerable populations, supportive services are often key to maintaining that housing. These awards prioritize coordinated services as part of the affordable housing solution, by helping residents manage chronic physical and mental health issues. This is a victory for affordable housing, health care and most importantly, New Yorkers who will have a place to call home."

Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, Chair of the Assembly Housing Committee, said, "These awards are central to our State's commitment to provide housing to our most vulnerable residents who might otherwise be living on the streets. These supportive housing units will help combat homelessness and stabilize the lives of people who are in critical need of our support."

Senator Robert G. Ortt, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities said, "Stable housing is a major step toward independence for the most vulnerable in our community. Providing support for veterans, individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, and victims of abuse is an important effort, and making housing more accessible will enable thousands of New Yorkers to contribute more to their communities and build toward a brighter future."

Assemblymember Michael G. DenDekker, Chair, Assembly Committee on Veterans' Affairs said, "Governor Cuomo's plan for supportive housing is exactly what New York State needs. Having direct services incorporated into housing units is the best fit for seniors, veterans, residents with substance abuse and various mental health issues as well as vulnerable and homeless New Yorkers"

Senator George Amedore, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse said, "Supportive housing has proven successful for many individuals who have overcome addiction. This funding will ensure our most vulnerable members of society in communities throughout the state have access to the support and services they need to keep them on the path to recovery."

The awards will address the needs of all the populations served by the agencies in the ESSHI Interagency Workgroup, which include:

  • Office of Mental Health
  • Department of Health including the AIDS Institute;
  • New York State Homes and Community Renewal;
  • Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services;
  • Office of Children and Family Services;
  • Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence;
  • Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; and
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The following providers received conditional awards:

Capital Region

  • DePaul Community Services, Inc. - Albany County
  • Rehabilitation Support Services - Albany County
  • Unity House of Troy Inc. - Albany County
  • St. Catherine's Center for Children- Albany County
  • Equinox, Inc. - Albany County
  • Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless - Albany County
  • Alternative Living Group - Albany County
  • Albany Housing Coalition - Albany County
  • Catholic Charities Housing Office - Albany County
  • Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. - Greene County
  • St. Pauls Center, Inc. - (Two awards) - Rensselaer County
  • Unity House of Troy Inc. - Rensselaer County
  • Vanderhyden Hall - Rensselaer County
  • CAPTAIN - Saratoga County
  • Bethesda House of Schenectady - Schenectady County
  • The Community Builders - Schenectady County
  • Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc. - Washington County

Central New York

  • Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc. - Cayuga County
  • YWCA Cortland - Cortland County
  • Salvation Army Syracuse - Onondaga County
  • Catholic Charities of Onondaga County - Onondaga County
  • The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, NY - Onondaga County
  • AccessCNY, INC. - Onondaga County
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Syracuse & Onondaga County, Inc. - Onondaga County
  • YMCA Greater Syracuse - Onondaga County
  • Oswego County Opportunities Inc. - Oswego County

Finger Lakes

  • DePaul - Genesee County
  • Eagle Star Housing - Genesee County
  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Genesee County
  • Catholic Charities Community Services - Monroe County
  • Sojourner House at Pathstone, Inc. - Monroe County
  • Veterans Outreach Ctr - Monroe County
  • Spiritus Christi - Monroe County
  • Person Centered Housing Options, Inc. - Monroe County
  • VOA of Western NY - Monroe County
  • Dimitri House, Inc. - Monroe County
  • East House Corporation - Monroe County
  • Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. - Monroe County
  • Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy Inc. - Ontario County
  • FLACRA - Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency- (Two awards) - Ontario County
  • DePaul - Orleans County
  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Orleans County
  • NYSARC, INC, Wayne County Chapter - Wayne County
  • FLACRA - Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency - Wayne County
  • DePaul - Wyoming County
  • Keuka Housing Council, Inc. - Yates County

Long Island

  • Federation of Organizations for the NYS Mentally Disabled, Inc. - Nassau County
  • United Veterans Beacon House - Nassau County
  • SELFHELP Community Services - Nassau County
  • Concern for Independent Living - Nassau County
  • Options for Community Living - Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Mercy Haven - Suffolk County
  • Federation of Organizations for the NYS Mentally Disabled, Inc. - Suffolk County
  • Transitional Services NY Long Island - Suffolk County
  • Family Service League, INC - Suffolk County
  • Concern for Independent Living - (Two awards) - Suffolk County
  • New Hope Rising - Suffolk County


  • Hudson River Housing, Inc. - Dutchess County
  • Regional Economic Community Action Program - Orange County
  • Community Housing Innovations Inc. - Orange County
  • Access Supports for Living - (Three awards) - Sullivan County
  • RUPCO, Inc. - (Three awards) - Ulster County
  • Community Housing Innovations Inc. - (Two awards) - Westchester County
  • Westhab, Inc. - Westchester County
  • Guidance Center Westchester - Westchester County
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers - Westchester County
  • Search for Change, Inc. - Westchester County
  • Washingtonville Housing Alliance Inc. - Westchester County

Mohawk Valley Region

  • Alcoholism and Substance Council of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties, Inc. (Two awards)
  • Prevention Council - (Two awards) - Fulton County
  • Fulton Friendship House Inc. - Fulton County
  • YWCA of the Mohawk Valley - Oneida County
  • Resource Center for Independent Living - Oneida County
  • DePaul - (Two awards) - Oneida County
  • Catholic Charities Oneida/Madison County - Oneida County
  • ElderLife Inc. - Oneida County
  • Catholic Charities Housing Office - Otsego County
  • Catholic Charities Housing Office - Schoharie County

New York City

  • Doe Fund - (Two awards) - Bronx County
  • Postgraduate Center for Mental Health - Bronx County
  • Odyssey House - Bronx County
  • AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan - Bronx County
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers - Bronx County
  • Federation of Organizations for the NYS Mentally Disabled, Inc. - Bronx County
  • New Desinty - Bronx County
  • Comunilife Inc. - Bronx County
  • Bronxworks - Bronx County
  • Concern for Independent Living - Bronx County
  • SUS-Mental Health Programs, Inc. - Bronx County
  • AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan - Bronx County
  • Unique People Services Inc. - Bronx County
  • ArchCare Community Services - Bronx County
  • SUS-Mental Health Programs, Inc. - (Two awards) - Bronx County
  • Project Renewal - Bronx County
  • Concern for Independent Living - Brooklyn
  • Institute for Community Living, Inc. - Brooklyn
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Brooklyn - Brooklyn
  • Doe Fund - Brooklyn
  • Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. - (Two awards) - Brooklyn
  • ACMH, Inc. - Brooklyn
  • Housing Plus Solutions, Inc. - Brooklyn
  • New Destiny Housing Corp - Brooklyn
  • Housing Works Inc. - Brooklyn
  • PSCH, Inc. - Brooklyn
  • Jewish Board Family & Children's Services - Brooklyn
  • ELFHELP Community Services - Brooklyn
  • CREATE, Inc. - Manhattan
  • Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. - Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service - Manhattan
  • The Bridge, Inc. - (Two awards) - Manhattan
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Yonkers - Manhattan
  • Urban Pathways - Manhattan
  • West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. - Manhattan
  • Lantern Community Services, INC - Manhattan
  • Barrier Free Living Inc. - Manhattan
  • Hour Children - Queens
  • Breaking Ground - Queens
  • Transitional Services for New York, Inc. - Queens
  • PSCH, Inc. - (Two awards) - Queens
  • Federation of Organizations for the NYS Mentally Disabled, Inc. - Staten Island
  • CAMBA Inc. - multi-borough
  • Volunteers of America - Greater New York, Inc. - multi-borough
  • Promesa - multi-borough

North Country

  • Champlain Valley Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services - Clinton County
  • ETC Housing Corporation - Clinton County
  • Behavioral Health Services North - Clinton County
  • St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center - Essex County
  • Akwesasne Housing Authority - Franklin County
  • St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center - Franklin County
  • Citizen Advocates - Franklin County
  • Standing Together Effectively for People - St. Lawrence County
  • St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center - St. Lawrence County

Southern Tier

  • YWCA Binghamton - Broome County
  • Family Enrichment Network Inc. - Broome County
  • Catholic Charities Chemung/ Schuyler (Diocese of Rochester) - Chemung County
  • EOP of Chemung County - Chemung County
  • Catholic Charities of Chenango County - Chenango County
  • FLACRA -- Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency - Schuyler County
  • Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty (Arbor Development) - Steuben County
  • Corning Council for Assistance & Information to the Disabled - Steuben County
  • Lakeview Health Services, Inc. - Tompkins County

Western New York

  • DePaul - Cattaraugus County
  • Southern Tier Environments for Living - (Two awards) - Chautauqua County
  • My Place Home for the Homeless, INC. - Erie County
  • HELP Social Service Corporation - Erie County
  • Western NY Veterans Housing Coalition - Erie County
  • Cazenovia Recovery Systems - Erie County
  • Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc. - Erie County
  • Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo, Inc. - Erie County
  • Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc. - Erie County
  • ASPIRE OF WNY, INC. - Erie County
  • Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc. - Erie County
  • YWCA Niagara - Niagara County

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