Press Release

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

Feb 28, 2020

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:



Funding Amount

Ithaca Housing Authority



Syracuse Housing Authority



Binghamton Housing Authority



Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York



Akwesasne Housing Authority



New York City Housing Authority

New York


New York State Total