NYAPRS Note: The following comes from Maclain Berhaupt of the Supportive Housing Network of NY detailing our need to press Governor Cuomo to sign a MOU with state Legislators to release the $2 billion for he proposed in the approved NYS budget. Please act this morning!
The Daily News ran an article yesterday: “Campaign launched pushing Gov. Cuomo to dole out promised $2 billion for affordable housing” calling on the Governor and the Legislature to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for a statewide supportive and affordable housing plan.
Please join the Network in tweeting this out over the next 24 hours to help spread the word and urge the Governor and Legislature to sign the MOU! Please consider using the sample tweets below – and don’t forget to use the following hashtags @NYGovCuomo @4NYNYHousing.
- #SupportiveHousing saves lives & money. #SignTheMOU so 6000 new units can be built ASAP. @NYGovCuomo http://nydn.us/1s3KBAZ
- Pairing housing w/ medical, employment and counseling services is the key to combating homelessness. @NYGovCuomo http://nydn.us/1s3KBAZ
- Let’s build on a universally accepted public policy success. #SignTheMOU so we can build more #SupportiveHousing http://nydn.us/1s3KBAZ
- What’s blocking the
#SupportiveHousing thousands of vulnerable NYers need? A piece of paper. http://nydn.us/1s3KBAZ #SignTheMOU @NYGovCuomo
- 130 days after
@NYGovCuomo promised to create 20,000 supportive housing units, not one penny has been spent. #SignTheMOU
- Promises don’t build housing. 80,000 homeless New Yorkers wait for @NYGovCuomo to keep his promise. http://nydn.us/1s3KBAZ
With only 12 more days of the legislative session left, it’s critical Albany hears our collective voice today!