Over $86 million in funding announced for housing projects across New York State

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New York Construction Report staff writer

More than $86 million has been awarded to 11 projects across New York State that will create 479 units and 665 beds of permanent supportive housing and 34 units and 130 beds of emergency and transitional housing for families and individuals who have experienced homelessness.

Projects awarded funding will create or preserve housing in Chenango, Cortland, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, Oneida, Orange, Ulster, and Bronx Counties.

“When completed, these diverse projects across New York State will provide vulnerable New Yorkers, including homeless veterans and survivors of domestic violence, with safe, stable homes and the services and support necessary to help them overcome their circumstances and break the cycle of homelessness,” said Governor Kathy Hochul.

Grants awarded through a competitive process by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program are included in the $25 billion comprehensive Housing Plan to create or preserve 100,000 affordable homes across New York State, including 10,000 with support services for vulnerable populations.

“We are grateful for Governor Hochul’s longstanding commitment to increasing the supply of much-needed permanent supportive housing across New York State and for recognizing the power of supportive housing to transform the lives of families and individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness,” said New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Acting Commissioner Barbara C. Guinn.When completed, this group of projects, funded through OTDA’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will provide housing security and targeted on-site support services to hundreds of vulnerable New Yorkers.”

Including the latest awards, HHAP has awarded $128 million in funding provided in the FY 2024 Budget and more than $50 million of the $128 million in funding included in the FY Enacted 2025 Budget.

Organization County Amount
Catholic Charities of Chenango Chenango County $2 million
Dutchess County Department of Social Services Dutchess County $13 million
Cortland Housing Assistance Council Cortland County $2 million
Rochester Housing Authority Monroe County $4.5 million
WellLife Network, Inc. Bronx County $9.9 million
Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc. Orange County $4.9 million
Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc. Bronx County $15 million
Unique People Services, Inc. Bronx County $10 million
The Utica Center for Development, Inc. Oneida County $10 million
RUPCO, Inc. Ulster County $15 million
Friends of Little Portion Friary Erie County $150,000*

*Emergency shelter repairs

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