May 04, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $33 Million In Emergency Federal Funding For Housing Assistance In New York City And Long Island

CARES Act Funding Will Aid Those Seeking Housing During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $33,441,456 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding was secured under the CARES Act for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program supports activities that help or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families. Additionally, the program covers increased subsidy and administrative expenses incurred by public housing authorities (PHAs).  

“Every New Yorker deserves a safe and secure place to call home, and this federal investment, that I worked tirelessly to negotiate, gets us one step closer to that goal,” said Senator Schumer. “As New York still reels from the devastating effects of the ongoing pandemic, we need to do all we can to support affordable housing for our most vulnerable residents, including this funding, secured under the CARES Act for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program as well as public housing. I will always fight tooth and nail for resources that keep New Yorkers safe, especially during these challenging times.”

As public health officials continue to urge people across the country to stay home, we need to make sure that we provide the necessary support to vulnerable New Yorkers hit hardest by the economic impacts caused by COVID-19,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help provide New Yorkers with access to safe and affordable housing during these uncertain times. I am proud to have fought to secure this funding allocated in the CARES Act, and I will continue to advocate for New Yorkers during this pandemic.”

Funding recipients listed below by region:  

New York City

New York City Housing Authority

$15,843,840

NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Dev

$6,637,634

NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

$9,542,576

Long Island

Freeport Housing Authority

$34,612

Town of Huntington Housing Authority

$80,512

Housing Authority of Long Beach

$61,362

Town of Islip Housing Authority

$276,162

North Hempstead Housing Authority

$82,540

Village of Island Park HA

$908

Glen Cove Community Development Agency

$62,860

Riverhead Housing Development Corporation

$38,472

Village of Patchogue CDA

$35,452

Town of Babylon

$175,220

Town of Southampton

$43,792

Village of Greenport Housing Authority

$18,468

Inc. Village of Sea Cliff

$4,068

Town of Brookhaven, Dept. of Housing & Human

$206,532

Village of Farmingdale HA

$2,166

North Fork Housing Alliance Inc

$35,078

Town of East Hampton

$21,422

Village of Rockville Centre

$45,500

Mercy Haven Inc.

$16,848

Options for Community Living

$15,838

Town of Hempstead Dept. of Urban Renewal

$42,432

Community Development Corp of Long Island

$27,072

Village of Hempstead HA

$90,090