Nearly $200 million in emergency funding heads toward NYC, Long Island housing authorities

The largest amount of the $177,904,896 in funding went to the New York City Housing Authority.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 4:41 PM

Updated 1,031 days ago

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Nearly $200 million in emergency funding heads toward NYC, Long Island housing authorities
Nearly $200 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan is headed toward public housing in New York City and on Long Island, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say.
According to a release from Sen. Gillibrand, “the funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will support tenant-based rental assistance for individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness, or who are fleeing from domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault.”
The largest amount of the $177,904,896 in funding went to the New York City Housing Authority. A total of 21 public housing authorities throughout New York state were awarded a total of 9,925 emergency housing vouchers.
Here’s how it broke down in New York City and Long Island:
NYC:
  • NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation - $26,676,936
  • New York City Housing Authority - $111,621,768
  • NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development - $38,664,312
Long Island:
  • Town of Brookhaven, Department of Housing & Human Services - $556,752
  • Village of Hempstead Housing Authority - $385,128
“Every New Yorker deserves a safe and secure place to call home, and this federal investment helps public housing authorities address the scourge of housing insecurity in communities across New York,” said Sen. Schumer, in prepared remarks.
“In addition to helping to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan is a significant piece of poverty-reducing legislation and I’m proud to help deliver these vital resources to help ensure every New Yorker has stable, long-term housing,” said Sen. Gillibrand.


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