Call Governor Cuomo This Thursday

Call Governor Cuomo and Tell Him to Sign the MOU

Supportive housing breaks the cycle of homelessness by pairing the stability of a permanent home with on-site services for people with mental illness, addiction, HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, disability or other special needs. Gov. Cuomo committed to develop 20,000 units of supportive housing over 15 years at last year’s State of the State Address. His 2016 executive budget included a 5-year $2 billion housing and homelessness plan that included the first 6,000 supportive housing units. But at the end of the last legislative session in June, the Governor and Legislative leaders only signed off on a $150 million Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 1,200 units of supportive housing. The rest of the $1.82 billion has been the subject of a still-unresolved MOU. There is nothing preventing this MOU from being signed now or any time before a new budget is enacted in April.

Join us in calling Governor Cuomo this Thursday, February 16th, to tell him it’s time to fulfill his promise to more than 80,000 homeless New Yorkers across the State.

Call Governor Cuomo

How to take action:

  1. On Thursday, February 16th, call 518-474-1041.
  1. Press “1” immediately and leave a message. Otherwise, you will have to listen to the menu of options.
  1. Read this message: “We urge Governor Cuomo to get the housing MOU done now. He made this promise more than a year ago. Over 80,000 people are homeless across the state. Every day that passes without an MOU is another day that people live on the streets and in shelters. We need the Governor to fulfill his promise and get the MOU signed now.”