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About House Our Future NY


New York City is in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression, with 61,000 people – including more than 21,000 children – sleeping in shelters each night. In order to match the unprecedented need, the City must employ every available affordable housing resource. Mayor de Blasio must align his historic Housing New York plan with the reality of record homelessness by immediately increasing the total number of housing units created for homeless households to 30,000 – 10 percent of his overall 300,000-unit plan.

House Our Future NY is an advocacy campaign formed by the Coalition for the Homeless and 66 partner organizations (and counting!), as well as homeless men, women, and children and other caring New Yorkers. We are asking Mayor de Blasio for 30,000 new units of affordable, permanent housing for homeless New Yorkers by 2026, with 24,000 of these units to be created through new construction.

Please sign our petition to Mayor de Blasio. Organizations can join the campaign here.

Download the report: “Moment of Truth: Bringing Production of Affordable Housing for Homeless Households in de Blasio’s Housing Plan to Scale.”

Follow @HouseOurFuture on Twitter for the latest developments.

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Poster for the March to Gracie Mansion on October 24th

Flyer of NY Kids Need Housing March on June 7th

Add Your Organization to the Campaign


The Coalition for the Homeless recently launched House Our Future NY to call on Mayor de Blasio to increase the number of permanent affordable housing units set aside for homeless New Yorkers, and we would like to invite your organization to join our campaign.

Currently, only 15,000 units of the Mayor’s 300,000-unit Housing NY 2.0 plan are set aside for homeless families and individuals, despite record homelessness in New York City. We are urging the Mayor to immediately direct his housing development agencies to increase the total number of housing units for homeless households to 30,000, with 24,000 of these units financed and created as new construction. We officially launched this campaign with the release of a policy brief in January 2018, and reiterated the request in our annual State of the Homeless report in March 2018 and in April 2019.

In order to amplify this critical housing goal, we want to include our allies: organizations serving homeless families, single adults, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and runaway and homeless youth. We are soliciting organizational partners to sign on to the campaign and help with organizing grassroots support for our future multi-pronged advocacy efforts including rallies and other public actions.


Endorsing Organizations: 

The Ali Forney Center
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Bailey House
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc.
Barrier Free Living
Broadway Housing Communities
Bronx Health & Housing Consortium
Care for the Homeless
The Church of the Village (NYC)
CitiLeaf Housing
Citizens’ Committee for Children
Coalition for Homeless Youth
Coalition for the Homeless
College and Community Fellowship
The Collegiate Churches of New York
Community Access
Community Service Society
Covenant House New York
Emergency Shelter Network
Encore Community Services
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Gateway Housing
Harm Reduction Coalition
Henry Street Settlement
Homeless Services United
Hope’s Door
Housing Conservation Coordinators
Housing Works
Hunger Action Network of NYS
Hunger Free America
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Kingdom Faith Developers
The Legal Aid Society
Mekong NYC
Midtown South Community Council
Mutual Housing Association of NY (MHANY)
My Dog is My Home
National Working Positive Coalition
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
Neighbors Together
New Destiny Housing
New York Communities for Change
New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York State Council of Churches
Partnership for the Homeless
Pax Christi Metro New York
Picture the Homeless
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Safe Horizon
Services for the UnderServed
Sisters of Charity of New York
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
St Ann’s Church of Morrisania
Strong Families Deliverance Ministries Inc.
Tenants & Neighbors
Tenants Political Action Committee
University Settlement and The Door
Urban Justice Center
Urban Pathways
WE ACT For Environmental Justice

67 Endorsers as of September 19, 2019

Read Our April 23, 2018 Letter to Mayor de Blasio

Endorsing Elected Officials: 

Council Member Stephen Levin (Chair, Committee on General Welfare)
Public Advocate and former Council Member Jumaane Williams
Former Public Advocate Letitia James
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Council Member Ben Kallos (Co-Chair, Progressive Caucus)
Council Member Keith Powers (Vice Co-Chair, Progressive Caucus)
Council Member Carlos Menchaca (Vice Co-Chair, Progressive Caucus)
Council Member Adrienne Adams
Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Diana Ayala
Council Member Inez Barron
Council Member Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Andrew Cohen
Council Member Costa Constantinides
Council Member Robert Cornegy
Council Member Rafael Espinal
Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Vanessa Gibson
Council Member Barry Grodenchik
Council Member Robert Holden
Council Member Peter Koo
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Mark Levine
Council Member I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Francisco Moya
Council Member Bill Perkins
Council Member Antonio Reynoso
Council Member Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Carlina Rivera
Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Council Member Rafael Salamanca
Council Member Ritchie Torres
Council Member Mark Treyger
Council Member James Van Bramer

39 Endorsers as of March 4, 2019

Read Their June 21, 2018 Letter to Mayor de Blasio