$10 Million in Emergency Funding Released for Homeless Adults in NYC

Mayor de Blasio yesterday announced an emergency $10 million initiative that will provide rental assistance to adults who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Modeled after a rental assistance program instated for families with children this spring, the Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS) will provide rental assistance for up to 1,000 New Yorkers seeking permanent housing. According to the mayor’s office, the goal is to help hundreds of adults recently displaced from decrepit, dangerous, and often illegally subdivided three-quarter houses, as well as survivors of domestic violence, tenants on the brink of foreclosure, homeless veterans and recovering addicts.

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