June 28, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $200 Million In Emergency Funding For NYC And Long Island Public Housing Authorities, Including NYCHA

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $177,904,896 in funding allocated in the American Rescue Plan for five Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in New York City and Long Island. 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. EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance found under section 8(o) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Twenty-one Public Housing Authorities throughout New York State were awarded a total of 9,925 EHVs.

“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 Senator Schumer. “When I led the American Rescue Plan to passage in the Senate, I specifically added provisions to address housing issues that have been amplified as a result of the COVID pandemic that will support affordable housing, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Access to safe and reliable housing is a fundamental right and I will not stop fighting and delivering for New Yorkers experiencing housing insecurity.”

“We have seen housing insecurity threaten the health and well-being of our communities. Access to safe and affordable housing is essential now more than ever,” said Senator Gillibrand. “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. We must continue to support individuals and families as we recover from this economic crisis, and I will keep fighting to provide protection and assistance to New Yorkers who need it most.”

Senator Gillibrand has fought for funding to support housing assistance for New Yorkers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and helped secure $45 billion for homelessness prevention and housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan. Of this funding, $5 billion was allocated for emergency housing vouchers. She also co-sponsored the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020 to help families and individuals pay their rent and back rent and the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act to respond to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Recipients Listed Below:

New York City:

Organization

City

County

Amount

NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

New York

New York

$26,676,936

New York City Housing Authority

New York

New York

$111,621,768

NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Dev

New York

New York

$38,664,312

 

Total: $176,963,016

Long Island:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Town of Brookhaven, Dept. of Housing & Human

Farmingville

Suffolk

$556,752

Village of Hempstead HA

Hempstead

Nassau

$385,128

 

Total: $941,880