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Gov. Cuomo announces $5.5 million for supportive housing in Brooklyn

Cyril Josh Barker | 9/14/2017, 2:40 p.m.
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced allocation of $5.5 million in state funding for a supportive housing development in Brooklyn.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced allocation of $5.5 million in state funding for a supportive housing development in Brooklyn. The project will create or preserve units of housing for homeless New Yorkers supported by funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Homeless Housing and Assistance Program.

CAMBA Housing Ventures Inc. in Brooklyn will begin construction of an eight-story building that, when combined with other funding sources, will create 71 units of permanent housing, including 42 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals.

Housing will also be created in two new projects in Buffalo. In total, $11.4 million will be used for supportive housing.

“From Brooklyn to Buffalo, we are building new affordable and supportive housing to give the most vulnerable New Yorkers a place to call home,” Cuomo said. “These three projects will help to revitalize the neighborhoods where they are located, offering clean, safe and affordable housing and supporting the transformation and growth of the communities.”

Senator Jesse Hamilton said tackling the state’s housing crisis requires concerted action across government.

“We need to seek out opportunities to deliver assistance to the most vulnerable communities across Brooklyn, and across our state, attempting to overcome this housing crisis,” Hamilton said. “This investment represents an additional, important step in that direction.”