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$21.6 million for supportive housing projects in New York

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced nearly $21.6 million has been awarded for eight supportive housing projects that will create a total of 265 units for homeless New Yorkers.

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The awards, made through the New York State's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will fund supportive housing projects in Suffolk and Oneida counties for homeless veterans and their families, as well as ones in New York City, Erie, Nassau and Oneida Counties for homeless individuals and families.

All eight projects are part of Governor Cuomo's historic $10 billion commitment to building affordable housing and combating homelessness.

Of the 265 supportive housing units being created, 141 will be permanent and transitional supportive housing in New York City, Erie, Nassau, Oneida and Suffolk Counties.

The units will serve vulnerable individuals with special needs, and will include a variety of supportive services tailored to their needs such as employment training, counseling, independent living skills training, benefits advocacy and assistance in obtaining and maintaining primary and mental healthcare.

Awardees include:

- Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center (Erie County) $3,112,670
- Utica Center for Development (Oneida County) $3,174,100
- Concern for Independent Living, Inc. (Suffolk County) $1,308,842
- Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Inc. (Suffolk County) $1,988,716
- Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. (Oneida County) $1,711,839
- United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. (Suffolk County) $1,547,164
- Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Inc. (Kings County, NYC) $2,993,268
- Concern for Independent Living, Inc. (Nassau County) $5,750,000.

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