06.22.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,369,148 in funding allocated in the American Rescue Plan for sixteen Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across Upstate New York. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will support tenant-based rental assistance for individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness, or who are fleeing from domestic violence, human trafficking, or sexual assault. EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance found under section 8(o) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Twenty-one Public Housing Authorities throughout New York State were awarded a total of 9,925 EHVs.

“Every New Yorker deserves a safe and secure place to call home, and this federal investment helps public housing authorities address the scourge of housing insecurity in communities across Upstate,” said Senator Schumer. “When I led the American Rescue Plan to passage in the Senate, I specifically added provisions to address housing issues that have been amplified as a result of the COVID pandemic that will support affordable housing, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Access to safe and reliable housing is a fundamental right and I will not stop fighting and delivering for New Yorkers experiencing housing insecurity.”

“We have seen housing insecurity threaten the health and well-being of our communities. Access to safe and affordable housing is essential now more than ever,” said Senator Gillibrand. “In addition to helping to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan is a significant piece of poverty-reducing legislation and I’m proud to help deliver these vital resources to help ensure every New Yorker has stable, long-term housing. We must continue to support individuals and families as we recover from this economic crisis, and I will keep fighting to provide protection and assistance to New Yorkers who need it most.”

Senator Gillibrand has fought for funding to support housing assistance for New Yorkers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and helped secure $45 billion for homelessness prevention and housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan. Of this funding, $5 billion was allocated for emergency housing vouchers. She also co-sponsored the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020 to help families and individuals pay their rent and back rent and the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act to respond to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Recipients Listed Below:

Capital:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Albany Housing Authority

Albany

Albany

$380,916

Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority

Schenectady

Schenectady

$266,856

Troy Housing Authority

Troy

Rensselaer

$234,516

Amsterdam Housing Authority

Amsterdam

Montgomery

$159,456

Total: $1,041,744

Central:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Syracuse Housing Authority

Syracuse

Onondaga

$623,280

City of Utica

Utica

Oneida

$156,024

City of Fulton

Fulton

Oswego

$151,416

Total: $930,720

Rochester:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Rochester Housing Authority

Rochester

Monroe

$1,357,608

Total: $1,357,608

Southern Tier:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Binghamton Housing Authority

Binghamton

Broome

$251,352

Ithaca Housing Authority

Ithaca

Tompkins

$210,672

Total: $462,024

Western:

Organization

City

County

Amount

City of Buffalo

Buffalo

Erie

$800,256

Jamestown Housing Authority

Jamestown

Chautauqua

$133,440

Total: $933,696

Hudson Valley:

Organization

City

County

Amount

Ellenville Housing Authority

Ellenville

Ulster

$207,264

City of Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie

Dutchess

$195,480

Village of Kiryas Joel HA

Monroe

Orange

$240,612

Total: $643,356

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