Press Release

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

May 4, 2020

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


NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Dev


NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation


Long Island

Freeport Housing Authority


Town of Huntington Housing Authority


Housing Authority of Long Beach


Town of Islip Housing Authority


North Hempstead Housing Authority


Village of Island Park HA


Glen Cove Community Development Agency


Riverhead Housing Development Corporation


Village of Patchogue CDA


Town of Babylon


Town of Southampton


Village of Greenport Housing Authority


Inc. Village of Sea Cliff


Town of Brookhaven, Dept. of Housing & Human


Village of Farmingdale HA


North Fork Housing Alliance Inc


Town of East Hampton


Village of Rockville Centre


Mercy Haven Inc.


Options for Community Living


Town of Hempstead Dept. of Urban Renewal


Community Development Corp of Long Island


Village of Hempstead HA