More help for Homeless Says Cuomo

May 15, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a file photo May 2012 (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

NEW YORK—Housing projects for the homeless across the state of New York will receive additional funding of almost $20 million to help in the creation of more than 160 units, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.

“All New Yorkers should have access to safe, stable, and adequate housing,” the governor said in a statement. “These new housing units will help break the cycle of chronic homelessness and allow individuals and families here in New York build a foundation for a better future.”

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance through its Homeless Housing and Assistance Program will provide grants in the sum of $19.6 million in support of five projects in four counties.

The goal of the projects is to build 163 housing units to help families and individuals to move out of homelessness, while paying attention to their special needs, like mental illness or chemical dependency.

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