January 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $191 Million In Fed Funds For 680 New York State Organizations Working To End Homelessness

Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $191,794,858 in federal funding has been awarded to 680 different organizations in New York State working to end homelessness. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The CoC Program provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

“One homeless family is one too many, and we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need with a place to live,” said Senator Schumer. “By supporting affordable housing initiatives across New York State and helping organizations work with homeless families and individuals to get them back on their feet, we can make a real dent in homelessness across the state. This is a sound investment in those in our community who are most in need and in New York State’s future.”

“No family should ever be without a place to live and this critical funding will help New Yorkers in need get access to housing and help end homelessness across the state,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “We must support our local affordable housing initiatives and programs that encourage self-sufficiency. Access to housing is essential for the health of our families and the economic strength of our communities.”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Below is the list of the number of grants per region and the total federal funding amount. For a complete list of individual projects and grants, click here: https://www.hudexchange.info/onecpd/assets/File/2014-new-york-coc-grants.pdf

 NY-500 -  Rochester/Irondequoit/Greece/Monroe

Number of Organizations Assisted

Total Federal Funding

45

$11,102,896

NY-501 - Elmira/Steuben, Allegany, Livingston, Chemung, Schuyler

Number of Organizations Assisted

Total Federal Funding

15

$1,501,351

 

NY-502 - Auburn/Cayuga

Number of Organizations Assisted

Total Federal Funding

7

$293,804

NY-503 - Albany

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

33

$4,477,029

 NY-504 - Cattaraugus

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

5

$409,805

 NY-505 - Syracuse/Onondaga

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

38

$8,871,625

 NY-507 - Schenectady

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

22

$3,368,790

 NY-508 - Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Erie, Niagara

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

40

$9,759,592

NY-509 - Oswego

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

1

$4,881

 NY-510 - Ithaca/Tompkins

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

4

$236,206

 NY-511 - Binghamton/Union Town/Broome, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

13

$1,606,909

 NY-512 - Troy/Rensselaer

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

17

$3,078,905

 NY-513 - Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

3

$169,426

 NY-514 - Jamestown/Dunkirk/Chautauqua

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

3

$248,087

 NY-516 - Clinton

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

4

$101,145

 NY-517 - Orleans

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

1

$65,344

 NY-518 - Utica/Rome/Oneida, Madison

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

18

$3,430,960

 NY-519 - Columbia/Greene

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

13

$461,076

 NY-520 - Franklin

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

1

$51,601

 NY-522 - Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

10

$1,242,616

NY-523 - Glens Falls/Saratoga Springs/Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Hamilton

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

19

$1,322,666

 NY-600 - New York City

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

215

$104,945,359

 NY-601 - Poughkeepsie/Dutchess

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

17

$1,338,654

 NY-602 - Newburgh/Middletown/Orange

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

18

$2,718,779

 NY-603 - Nassau, Suffolk Counties/Babylon/Islip/Huntington

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

57

$11,905,928

 NY-604 - Yonkers/Mount Vernon/New Rochelle/Westchester

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

40

$16,663,642

NY-606 - Rockland

 Number of Organizations Assisted


Total Federal Funding

6

$677,789

 NY-607 - Sullivan

Number of Organizations Assisted

Total Federal Funding

3

$438,066

NY-608 - Kingston/Ulster

Number of Organizations Assisted

Total Federal Funding

12

$1,226,798

 New York Total: $191,794,858