More than $40 million is being set aside this fiscal year to help the homeless and those with low incomes with housing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
The governor said 11 grants are being given out by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, and are expected to fund 276 housing units for the homeless, as well as veterans, the disabled and survivors of domestic violence.
And additional $10 million in state money has been allocated to develop housing programs for homeless people on Medicaid, according to the governor’s office.
Two organizations in Brooklyn, CAMBA (Van Dyke) and Women in Need will receive more than $11 million in grants, and two Bronx organizations, Jericho Project and Common Ground Community, will receive more than $5 million. Project Hospitality on Staten Island will receive more than $3 million in grants. Organizations in Westchester County also received grants, as did counties in upstate and western New York.
“These organizations provide a vital public service and these grants will help them fulfill their incredibly important mission of helping homeless New Yorkers rebuild their lives,” Cuomo said in a media release. “The supportive housing programs offered by these groups are a proven way to bring stability and security to some of our most vulnerable residents and families and help to build stronger communities all across New York.”