Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that $11.2 million in state funding has been awarded to six projects that will provide supportive housing or emergency shelter to New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
Supported through New York State’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, these projects will create 127 units of permanent supportive housing and assist three emergency shelters in performing needed repairs.
Administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program will provide $6.9 million to The Bridge Inc. to construct Bishop House Apartments, a nine-story 88-unit building in Central Harlem that will offer 71 units of supportive housing to serve individuals with severe mental illness or who are reentering the community after incarceration. The Bridge will provide case management, daily living skill and vocational training, substance use treatment, and physical and mental health care services.
The program will provide $4 million to construct Jericho House, a 56-unit supportive housing development in New York City serving adults with substance use disorder who are experiencing homelessness. Services provided by the Jericho Project include case management, crisis intervention, relapse prevention, career counseling, job readiness and substance use treatment.
In addition, the approved funding will provide a total of $255,000 to four emergency shelters to conduct repairs. These shelters include Caring for the Hungry & Homeless in the Westchester County town of Peekskill; St. Catherine’s Center for Children’s Marillac Family Shelter in the city of Albany; and two awards to the Soul Savings Station for Every Nation’s Mother Anderson, one for their family shelter, and one for single individuals, both in the city of Saratoga Springs.