January 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $9 Million In Federal Funding For 33 Homeless Assistance Programs On Long Island

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

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,156,647 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 33 Long Island programs that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency.

 “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, 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 organizations in our community that are skilled at helping those that are most in need.”

“These federal funds will help ensure that Long Island families who are facing homelessness have access to the resources and support they need,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These 33 Long Island programs provide important assistance to many families who are looking to empower themselves and become more financially independent, and we need to ensure that these programs continue into the future."

HUD’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. Overall, New York State received $200,807,611 in these funds and 579 programs across the state received funding.

The Long Island organizations and programs receiving these funds is listed below:

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless / Coordinated Assessment/Entry 2017

$31,737

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless / LI Centralized Assessment 2017

$59,653

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless / LI HMIS 2017

$259,689

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless / COC Planning Project 2017

$306,742

South shore Association for Independent Living, Inc.  / SAIL Housing and Services II

$173,745

South shore Association for Independent Living, Inc.  / SAIL Housing and Services

$260,516

Suburban Housing Development & Research, Inc / W&H 4-30-19

$268,870

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. / SHP/Islip

$159,710

Allegany County Community Opportinities & Rural Development / FY2017 RRH Supportive Housing Project II

$40,144

Allegany County Community Opportinities & Rural Development / FY2017 RRH Supportive Housing Project I

$50,810

The Safe Center LI, INC. / Horizon

$382,215

Transitional Services of New York for Long Island, Inc.  / Summit Renewal 2017

$67,098

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre / Project Veterans' Independence

$290,957

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre / Project Independence

$906,070

Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. / AHAL II

$106,376

Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. / AHAL I

$208,063

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. / Ozanam

$125,967

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. / Heading Home

$1,115,925

Family Service League, Inc. / FSL RRH Renewal 2017

$567,430

Family Service League, Inc. / FSL RRH New Project 2017

$575,287

Circulo de la Hispanidad / Casa Salva RRH

$147,989

Circulo de la Hispanidad / Casa Serenidad FY 2017

$200,878

Concern for Independent Living, Inc. / Opportunities

$273,213

Concern for Independent Living, Inc. / Opportunities V

$390,579

Concern for Independent Living, Inc. / Project Homestart

$391,473

Concern for Independent Living, Inc. / Opportunities II

$715,565

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. / HUD-Coram 2017-18

$55,412

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. / HUD-Nassau 2017-18

$116,486

Association for Mental Health and Wellness  / Senior Quarters 2017

$86,313

Suffolk County Department of Social Services / Beacon House III

$178,436

Options for Community Living, Inc. / NCC 3

$557,890

Federation of Organizations for the New York State Mentally  / Bethpage SHP

$42,025

Federation of Organizations for the New York State Mentally  / Patchogue SHP

$43,384