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Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.1M In Federal Funding For Residents In Public Housing

February 28, 2020

This Funding Will Support Public Housing Residents Move Towards Economic Self-Sufficiency

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,111,518 in federal funding for six Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across New York State. This funding was allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. This funding will be used to hire a service coordinator in each community, who will be responsible for assessing residential needs. The service coordinator will then work with the local PHA, community stakeholders and individual residents to provide recommendations and coordination for achieving self-sufficiency.

“It is critical that we help provide safe, clean and affordable housing for our most vulnerable and economically-challenged families and seniors. Part of that effort is to have the supportive services that keep public housing communities working in an efficient and effective way and that delivers services to the people that need them in a timely fashion,” said Senator Schumer.

“Everyone should have access to the resources they need to lead a successful life. This funding is great news for our communities and will help connect residents with supportive services,” said Senator Gillibrand. “There are too many barriers preventing families from reaching economic independence, and I will continue to fight for New Yorkers as they pursue financial stability.”

A list of organizations awarded the FY19 funding for New York State can be found below listed by region:









Organization

City

Funding Amount

Ithaca Housing Authority

Ithaca

$239,250

Syracuse Housing Authority

Syracuse

$478,500

Binghamton Housing Authority

Binghamton

$237,000

Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York

Utica

$239,250

Akwesasne Housing Authority

Hogansburg

$199,768

New York City Housing Authority

New York

$717,750

New York State Total


$2,111,518



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