NYAPRS Note: supportive housing expansion has long been a top NYAPRS priority, especially at our last 2 legislative days in Albany. The Governor and Assembly leader have offered support but neither they nor the Senate leader have acted to sign the Memorandum of Understanding that commits them to fully funding the first 6,000 supportive housing beds. Please act today!
We need your help! Help us send 20,000 messages to Albany – one for every supportive housing unit promised – to urge Governor Cuomoand Legislature to Sign the MOU TODAY and fulfill the supportive housing promise made last year! Just click the link below and tell them to SIGN THE MOU!
Last year we fought for a historic commitment from the State to fund 20,000 units of supportive housing over the next 15 years. As you know, we were able to get Governor Cuomo to make an appropriation of $2 billion to fund, among other things, the first 6,000 units of supportive housing over the next 5 years.
However, the State has only released funding for the first 1,200 units. In order to release the remaining funding, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) is required to be signed by the Governor, Senate and Assembly.
The Governor sent out a unilateral MOU, but that can not release the money. We need the Governor, the leader of the Senate and the leader of the Assembly to all agree on one MOU.
The good news is our supportive housing campaign, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO YOU, was the only program that had funding released last year!!! So, thank you!!!
With that in mind, we ask for you to again click the link to show the Governor and Legislature that we remain vigilant as ever in our quest to release the remaining funds for the 4,800 initial units of supportive housing both the Governor and Legislature agreed to fund. Please participate and encourage others to do so as well.
Our battle is not over. Every email counts. Please forward this message to anyone you think would be supportive and ask them to also participate.
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