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NEW YORK (77WABC) — Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that $12.6 million in state funding is being awarded to projects in Brooklyn and Buffalo that will give permanent housing to New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
Supported through New York State’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, the 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.
“All New Yorkers deserve the dignity and security of a good home—especially the vulnerable and those who have served our nation honorably,” Hochul said in a press release. “These projects, like many others supported by this program, will provide critical services that individuals who have experienced homelessness can use to break patterns of housing insecurity. Here in New York, we take care of one another and these projects are a manifestation of that commitment.”
One project included is 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. The project will receive $6.1 million from the 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, which will receive $6.4 million.
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.