Coalition for the Homeless Statement In Response to City Council Introduction of Updated Homeless Housing Bill
NEW YORK, NY – The following statement is from Coalition for the Homeless, one of the leading organizations of the House Our Future NY campaign, in response to the City Council introducing an updated Intro. 1211, which would require developers who receive City financial assistance for housing development projects to set aside at least 15 percent of created apartments for homeless individuals and families.
“This is a hard-fought victory for homeless New Yorkers, many of whom were on the front lines of this campaign, alongside the advocates and Council Members who refused to take no for an answer. This unprecedented shift will mean thousands of new apartments for our homeless neighbors, at a time when such housing is desperately needed,”said Giselle Routhier, Policy Director at Coalition for the Homeless.