NY to Build More Homeless Housing

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/04 2014 02:34PM

Updated 02/04 2014 06:21PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York is increasing funding to help build additional homeless housing in the state.

A press release says the additional funding will make encourage the creation of supportive housing for public assistance recipients and low-income households.

“Providing New York’s homeless population with a stable place to live and the tools to meet basic needs is vital in helping to fundamentally transform their lives for the better,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “My administration is actively working to expand the State’s capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable population and support these essential housing projects."

The $63 million in funding is expected to create approximately 1,030 new housing units for homeless families and individuals. The goal is to create permanent housing for those who are currently living in shelters in the state.

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