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STATEMENT BY THE FAMILY HOMELESSNESS COALITION RE: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO STATE OF THE STATE


January 15, 2019

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – NEW YORK< NY – The Family Homelessness Coalition, a coalition representing service providers, housing providers, children’s organizations, and advocacy organizations, released the following statement following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address:

 

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State address yesterday and last week we heard from Mayor Bill de Blasio. While their agendas seem impressive, neither spoke at length or offered a robust agenda to address the record number of homeless families in New York. We look forward to working with Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, the NYS Legislature, and City Council to secure the new investments needed to combat this ongoing crisis.”

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The Family Homelessness Coalition, a coalition representing service providers, housing providers, children’s organizations, and advocacy organizations, urges New York City to launch a coordinated, multi-agency, collaborative effort focused on the needs of homeless children and their families to prevent homelessness where possible, improve the well-being of children and families in shelter, and support the long-term stability of children and families who leave shelter.

 

The Family Homelessness Coalition is:

 

Advocates for Children of New York

Barrier Free Living

CAMBA

Citizens Committee for Children

Coalition for the Homeless

Enterprise Community Partners

Gateway Housing

Henry Street Settlement

Homeless Services United

Monadnock Development

New Destiny Housing Corporation

RiseBoro Community Partnership

Safe Horizon

Settlement Housing Fund

The Floating Hospital

Women in Need

 

 

Media Contact:

Lupe Todd-Medina

347.560.9141

Lupe@EffectiveMediaStrategies.com

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