Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900K In Tenant Protection Vouchers For Hud Assisted Families In New York City

Mar 23, 2021

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $909,293 in federal funding for Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for HUD assisted families in New York City. This federal funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HVCs) and would help the nearly 600,000 individuals living in NYCHA buildings. These vouchers help ensure the continuity of housing assistance for families facing housing insecurity and will help ensure individuals living in Section 8 housing are protected from displacement due to repairs of housing units. Additionally, this funding will provide support for individuals with disabilities living in independent housing and resources for federally owned property in need of vital maintenance and service repairs to prevent potential safety and health risks for tenants.

“Investing in NYCHA and public housing across New York City is critical to providing a safe and affordable home for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors,” said Senator Schumer. “That is why I am proud we fought for and delivered this critical investment, which will help many New Yorkers have an affordable place to call home and will also increase health and safety measures for residents, and make critical updates and repairs.”

“The economic setbacks caused by the ongoing pandemic have made safe living options even more uncertain for many low-income families,” said Senator Gillibrand. This federal funding is a tool to empower HUD-assisted families and ensure NYCHA assistance is safe, non-toxic, and structurally sound. During this health and economic crisis, I will continue to fight for improved public accommodations in New York City because income barriers should never prevent New Yorkers from secure, safe living conditions.”