Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $12.6 million in state funding has been awarded to projects in Brooklyn and Buffalo that will provide permanent supportive housing to New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
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Supported through New York State's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, these projects will provide an additional 73 units of permanent supportive housing to serve veterans, individuals with a history of substance use disorder and individuals with serious mental illness.
The projects approved include Manhattan Village, a $23.4 million development in Buffalo that will provide 66 units of affordable housing, including 33 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals with substance use disorder or a serious mental illness.
Developed by BestSelf Behavioral Health Inc., the project is receiving $6.1 million from the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program and operating expenses through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.
Also approved was a $39.6 million 66 unit development in Brooklyn that will provide 40 units of supportive housing for individuals with a serious mental illness and veterans.
Developed by Concern for Independent Living, Inc., the project includes 40 units of permanent supportive housing and will receive $6.4 million from the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program and Assistance Program and operating expenses through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.
Administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program made available $128 million in capital funding for projects proposing to build supportive housing units or to repair emergency shelters. So far this year, the program has allocated nearly $25 million to eight projects that will create or preserve 213 units of supportive housing and repair emergency shelters throughout the state. Last year, the program provided funding to 30 projects that will add 881 units of supportive housing and repair emergency shelters. ■