Building Futures: Creating More Family Supportive Housing in New York City
Posted under Resources on September 21, 2012
A new paper, Building Futures:
Creating More Family Supportive Housing in New York City, co-authored by Enterprise, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the Supportive Housing Network of New York proposes solutions for overcoming barriers to development to make more supportive housing in New York City.
From Building Futures
Family homelessness in New York City is predominantly an economic phenomenon—an increase in household income and/or a rent subsidy is enough to keep most homeless families stably housed. But a significant subset of homeless families—those experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, chronic medical conditions or other barriers to independence—would greatly increase their chances for success if provided the on-site services and supports offered in supportive housing.
With this in mind, the City and State agreed in 2005 to develop 1,150 new units of supportive housing for chronically homeless families over ten years, as part of the New York/New York III Agreement (NY/NY III). Despite this commitment, a number of factors have conspired to limit development to 279 units at the seven-year mark of the agreement.
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