More than $3.4M announced in housing, urban Development Funding for NYC
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday announced $3,410,944 in federal funding for New York City. The funding was allocated through two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. $1,980,377 was allocated through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and $1,430,567 was allocated through HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program.
Both the New York City Housing Authority and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development will receive funding from both programs to carryout services and provide housing vouchers for citizens in need.
“This federal funding will help homeless veterans and their families find affordable housing in New York’s expensive housing market and meaningful employment,” said Schumer.
“This funding will help our veterans and homeless families get the resources and assistance they need so they can have a safe place to call home and are able to gain additional skills so they can find good-paying jobs,” said Gillibrand.
Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked Schumer and Gillibrand for their efforts. “With these funding, we will be better able to meet the goals of our Housing New York Plan and improve the quality of life of two vulnerable populations with supportive services essential to their well-being so they can develop their full potential to care for their families and contribute to the growth of our city,” de Blasio said.
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