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Governor Cuomo announces $63 million to build homeless housing units


ALBANY, N.Y.--Governor Cuomo highlighted the additional capital funding in the 2014-15 Executive Budget to make communities across the State more progressive.

The proposal increases funding from the $30 million in 2013 to $63 million in 2014 for the creation of supportive housing for public assistance recipients and low-income households.

The funding is expected to support the creation of approximately 1,030 new units of housing for homeless families and individuals, with a focus on permanent housing for those who are currently living in shelters.

"My administration is actively working to expand the State's capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable population and support these essential housing projects. More than doubling the amount of HHAP funding is just one way in which we are improving struggling communities and helping to break the cycle of homelessness in New York," said Governor Cuomo.

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