New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that seven non-profit organizations received $982,000 in funding to support New Yorkers with AIDS/HIV.
On Monday, Cuomo said the funding is necessary to provide “critical support” for those affected by AIDS/HIV. His administration aims to ensure that these New Yorkers will “live full, active lives with a safe place to call home.”
“This administration will continue the fight not only to ensure the most vulnerable among use have access to decent and affordable housing, but to end the AIDS epidemic in New York once and for all,” said the governor.
On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, said, “We are working to address the issue of homelessness across the State.” She explained that the funding will “help ensure housing options” for people with AIDS/HIV.
“The nearly $1 million in funding will provide support and services to make sure individuals and families with HIV/AIDS have the resources they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives,” said Hochul.
Additionally, the lieutenant governor said the state of New York is also investing in research and programs to fight the AIDS epidemic.
Recipients of the funding
The State of New York granted the funding to the following non-profit organizations:
- The Support Ministries, Inc. in Saratoga County received $294,000. The organization has 17 permanent supportive housing units for single adults in the county. It will use the funding for case management, personal care aids, nutritional services, gas and electric and property/liability insurance.
- The Faces NY in New York County received $222,987. The organization has 31 permanent supportive housing units for single adults in the county. It will use the fund for building security, wellness programming, LPN services, mental health services, building maintenance, gas and electric, and program supplies.
- The Corporation for AIDS Research, Education, and Services in Albany County received $151,456. The organization operates 10 single units and 14 family units across the county. It will use the funding for case management, staff development, client events, and office supplies.
- The Liberty Resources, Inc. in Onandaga County received $109,602. The organization operates six permanent supportive housing units for families. It will use the funding for case management, lawn and building maintenance, trash removal, alarm services, telephone, extermination services, property insurance, and liability insurance.
- The SUS-Mental Health Programs, Inc. in Bronx County received $86,075. The funding will support its 17 permanent supportive housing units for families in the county including case management, social activities and staff training.
- The Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc. in New York County received $76,873 for its 25 permanent supportive housing units for single adults. It will use the funding for building security, educational/wellness counseling.
- The Haven House/Bridges, Inc. (HHB) in Suffolk County received $41,007. The organization has four permanent supportive housing units for single adults and five units for families. It will use the funding for utilities, lawn maintenance, refuse collection, and property insurance.