VOA-Greater New York Urges Governor Hochul to Fund Housing

Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Housing Committees, were joined by colleagues in the Legislature, advocates—including VOA-Greater New York—and New Yorkers who have experienced homelessness to call for the State budget to include $250 million in funding for the Housing Access Voucher Program (HAVP). The new program would be a major new statewide initiative toward ending the crisis of homelessness and evictions.

“As one of the largest human services organizations in the region, our staff and clients know too well the challenges and limitations of existing voucher programs,” said Myung Lee, President and CEO of VOA-Greater New York. “The Housing Access Voucher Program would be one more weapon in the arsenal in combating homelessness, and its flexibility would allow us to place more of our clients in safe, permanent housing. We strongly encourage funding for this vital program in the final budget.”

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