Homeless Advocates Demand ‘Home Stability Support’ to Stem Crisis

A large coalition of community organizations and homeless advocates have renewed a push to enact Home Stability Support (HSS), a rent supplement for low-income New Yorkers at risk of being evicted or otherwise becoming homeless.

The HSS bill, first introduced by Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi in 2016, would create a rent supplement for New Yorkers who are eligible for public assistance benefits and who face eviction or loss of housing due to domestic violence or dangerous living conditions. New York State has 250,000 homeless residents, including 152,839 school-aged children, according to state data.

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