Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for Property Owners Impacted by...

City legislation provides long-term financial relief for property owners who experienced significant increases in property taxes, part of de Blasio Administration’s Sandy recovery overhaul


Last night the New York State Legislature voted to include $4.5 million for homeless youth shelters in the 2015-16 budget, $2.1 million more than previous years and the first appreciable increase in funding for such shelters since 2008.

State of the Homeless 2015

The Coalition for the Homeless released today its annual State of the Homeless report, showing that while New York City has taken encouraging initial steps to begin to reduce the record number of New Yorkers currently in shelter, both the Governor and the Mayor must do more to combat this crisis. The report outlined key policy recommendations for both city and state leaders to dramatically reduce homelessness from today’s record heights

State Leaders Decide Budget Package for Homeless Relief

The budget 'will prevent thousands of individuals and children from entering the homeless shelter system,' said Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, the Queens Democrat who chairs the chamber's Social Services committee

Assembly’s Families First Budget Proposal Provides Crucial Funding to Housing Programs

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Housing Committee Chair Keith L.T. Wright and Social Services Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi today announced the Assembly's Families First budget proposal commits more than $645 million for housing rehabilitation and community development programs, as well as services to prevent homelessness to ensure that all New Yorkers have a place to call home.

Mangano To Assist With Affordable Rental Opportunities

With more than 1,000 new rental residences currently under construction throughout Nassau.

Lowey Announces $1 Million to Create New Community Living Program for Westchester Adults with...

Individuals will have the opportunity to live in an apartment alone, with a roommate, or with a trained family. Apartments will be equipped with remote technology tailored to the medical needs of each person.

Rise to the challenge and fight street homelessness

As a leading provider of supportive housing services in New York City, CUCS strongly supports a New York/New York IV agreement to create 30,000 units of supportive housing over the next ten years. We urge Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to partner and make this a reality for New York and you can too by pledging to stand against homelessness. In a great op-ed in the Daily News, our colleague at the National Coalition for the Homeless advocates for more

Rose Associates Receives REBNY Award for RoseCares

Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, was recognized today with a REBNY Award for its RoseCares program. The award for community service was presented to Rose at REBNY’s annual Residential Management Leadership breakfast.

CUCS Institute Presents at National Conference

CUCS Institute Presents at National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness. The CUCS Institute’s Aaron Levitt and Martha Kenton presented at the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH). Held in San Diego, CA, February 18-20, 2015, the conference focused on strategies to end family and youth homelessness, including rapid re-housing and family intervention, and included a series of workshops on developing systems for oversight of housing assistance.

With Gillibrand’s Push, Ithaca Homeless Youth Center Awarded Nearly $200,000 HHS Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $184,010 grant for The Learning Web, a youth development agency in Ithaca. This federal funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children & Families’ Transitional Living Program through the Family and Youth Service Bureau and will be used to expand housing and support services to accommodate more homeless youth. In February, Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, urging for swift approval of this funding request.

Congressman Engel announces over $3 million HUD award for homeless services

Washington, D.C. - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $3 million in grants to non-profits and governmental agencies in his Congressional District, which will provide social services and housing assistance to homeless individuals and families

Mangano Reminds Residents Of Warmbed Emergency Winter Shelter Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- With snow and frigid temperatures affecting Long Island, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that WARMBED,Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2014. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31st, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives

Governor Cuomo Announces $1.75 Million Awarded to Fight Chronic Homelessness for Families Dealing With...

New York, NY - February 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $1.75 million in grants awarded to provide permanent supportive housing in New York City for homeless families struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. This announcement builds on the Governor’s commitment to support community treatment opportunities, including supportive housing units for homeless families with members suffering from a chemical dependency. These funds are available through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Crowley Joins An Angel in Queens Founder Jorge Muñoz to Distribute Meals for the...

Queens, NY - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, January 30th, U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) joined An Angel in Queens Founder Jorge Muñoz to distribute meals to homeless and unemployed New Yorkers on Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street in Jackson Heights. Muñoz, a community leader in the battle against hunger, has served over 225,000 home-cooked meals since 2004. Just two days prior, Crowley hosted Muñoz at President Obama’s State of the Union address and recognized him for his commitment to helping communities in need.

Governor Cuomo Announces $63 Million to Build Homeless Housing Units and Create More Progressive...

Albany, NY - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted the additional capital funding in the 2014-15 Executive Budget to make communities across the State more progressive by encouraging the creation of supportive housing for public assistance recipients and low-income households. The Executive Budget Proposal increases funding from the $30 million that was enacted in the 2013-14 Executive Budget to $63 million for the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP), which is administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Mangano Reminds Residents Of Warmbed Emergency Winter Shelter Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- With snow and frigid temperatures approaching Long Island, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that WARMBED,Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2014. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31st, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives

Maloney Urges Neighbors to Take Precautions Against Extreme Cold

Newburgh, NY - January 27, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Sean Patrick Maloney urged folks in the Hudson Valley to take precautions, and check on those who are most vulnerable during the recent dangerously cold temperatures. With freezing temperatures and winds plummeting temperatures to below zero for the next week, Rep. Maloney encouraged folks to be careful and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our children, the elderly, and the homeless in need of emergency shelter

President Obama Signs Maloney’s Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act into Law

Washington, D.C. - December 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The President signed into law today the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act, which included a bill authored by Rep. Maloney to help address the Veterans Administration (VA)’s backlog of disability claims. Earlier this year, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced the Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act, HR 1521, to allow veterans to have their medical examinations done by physicians outside the VA system to help process veterans’ disability claims faster.

Meng Sends Letter Opposing Proposed Homeless Shelter in Glendale

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today reaffirmed her opposition to the planned homeless shelter in Glendale, Queens.

Mangano Announces Warmbed Emergency Winter Shelter Program

New York, NY - November 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With colder than expected weather approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, will be activated tomorrow evening, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m


WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Eliot Engel’s office at 3655 Johnson Avenue will collect toys for the homeless boys and girls as part of a drive by the Coalition for the Homeless to get toys to children in the City’s homeless shelters for the holidays

A.G. Schneiderman Announces First Round Of Awards For $20 Million Program To Rebuild And...

BUFFALO - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced more than $12.4 million in grant funding for land banks in Erie County/Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Chautauqua County, Newburgh, and Suffolk County. The grants represent the first round of competitive funding awards under the Attorney General’s Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative. This two-year, $20 million program provides funds from last year’s National Mortgage Settlement with the nation’s largest banks to help communities rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis

U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Janet Yellen as...

New York, NY - October 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Excerpt: During the financial crisis, Ms. Yellen was a strong advocate for urgent financial reforms to address the systemic weaknesses and reckless practices that devastated our financial markets and lead to 10 million Americans losing their homes

Congresswoman Lowey Announces $360,000 Grant to Prevent Youth Homelessness in Westchester County

WHITE PLAINS, NY - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, today announced a $360,000 federal grant for Westchester County’s “Westchester Building Futures: Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative,” which will help identify the best strategies for fighting homelessness.




Standing with Saratoga County homeowners and amidst rising local anxiety, today U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a push to preserve popular, but increasingly at-risk tax deductions Saratoga homeowners and taxpayers depend upon to keep the Capital Region’s cost of living in-check. Whether new Saratoga homeowners, longtime owners, or those looking to buy right now, Schumer said locals are in tax jeopardy as newly-confirmed U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has suggested threats to mortgage, state and local property tax deductions.