Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 192 conditional awards totaling $35 million to housing agencies in every region across New York to provide support services and operating funding for at least 1,400 units of supportive housing for homeless persons with special needs, conditions or other challenges.
This is the sixth funding round of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) which brings together eight state agencies to help provide funding for supportive housing for vulnerable populations, including veterans, victims of domestic violence, frail or disabled senior citizens, young adults with histories of incarceration, homelessness or foster care, chronically homeless individuals and families, as well as individuals with health, mental health and/or substance use disorders.
“The continued spread of housing insecurity has been one of the pandemic’s most damaging impacts and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure we provide the resources vulnerable New Yorkers need to not only get through these difficult times, but also build a fulfilling life.” stated Governor Hochel.
These awards will be used for rental assistance to ensure housing stability including:
Child care assistance, Counseling and crisis intervention, primary and behavioral health services, parenting skills development and support, services or staff to identify and locate eligible individuals that need housing, and employment and vocational training assistance.
Cortland County agencies include:
-Elmcrest Children’s Center, Inc.
-The Salvation Army
-Liberty Resources, Inc.
Further information on awardees can be seen HERE.