February 05, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $11 Million In Federal Funds For 24 Western New York Organizations Working To End Homelessness

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

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,455,427 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services in Western New York that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which 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 in Western New York and 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 organizations in our community that are skilled at helping those in need.”

“No family should ever be without a place to call home. This federal investment will support organizations throughout Western New York that provide critical services to New Yorkers who are facing homelessness,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Access to safe and reliable housing is absolutely essential for the health of our communities, and I will continue to fight to ensure communities have the resources they need to combat homelessness.” 

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. 

Below is a list of the Western New York organizations that will receive this funding:

 

Organization

Location

Award Amount ($)

Bestself Behavioral Health / BestSelf Harambee House

Buffalo

436,235

Cazenovia Recovery Systems, Inc. / Cazenovia Niagara County Shelter Plus Care

Buffalo

116,704

Cazenovia Recovery Systems, Inc. / Cazenovia Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless

Buffalo

454,768

EHS, Inc. / Evergreen PSH Consolidated

Buffalo

690,001

Erie County Department of Mental Health / ECDMH Chronic Homeless I

Buffalo

441,582

Erie County Department of Mental Health / ECDMH Continuum of Care I

Buffalo

2,038,985

Erie County Department of Mental Health / ECDMH Continuum of Care II

Buffalo

2,255,646

Erie County Department of Mental Health / ECDMH Continuum of Care III

Buffalo

218,519

Erie County Department of Mental Health / ECDMH Shelter Plus Care VI

Buffalo

335,952

Gerard Place Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. / Gerard Place PSH for Chronically Homeless Single Parent Families

Buffalo

259,041

Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo, Inc. / Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo RRH

Buffalo

200,346

Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Inc. / NY508 HMIS

Buffalo

210,255

Polish Community Center of Buffalo / Matt Urban Hope Gardens

Buffalo

447,896

Polish Community Center of Buffalo / Matt Urban Housing First

Buffalo

809,160

Polish Community Center of Buffalo / Matt Urban Rapid Rehousing

Buffalo

523,245

Restoration Society, Inc. / Restoration Society Coordinated Entry System-wide Project

Buffalo

192,458

Restoration Society, Inc. / Restoration Society Rapid Re-Housing for Singles

Buffalo

563,360

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. / Chautauqua HMIS 2018

Dunkirk

20,976

Dunkirk Housing Authority / Shelter Plus Care Project

Dunkirk

84,288

Housing Options Made Easy, Inc. / Catt. Permanent Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness 2018

Gowanda

152,720

Housing Options Made Easy, Inc. / Chaut. Permanent Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness 2018

Gowanda

94,210

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. / Community Missions COC RRH

Niagara Falls

297,241

Spectrum Human Services / Spectrum Chronic Homeless

Orchard Park

550,136

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.  / Empowering the Homeless Toward Permanent Housing Solutions

Salamanca

61,703