Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million for Summer Youth Employment

Summer Youth Employment

Summer Jobs Help Teens Gain Skills and Experience in the Workforce – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $30 million in funding for the Summer Youth Employment program which supports communities across the state in creating summer jobs for youth from low-income families. With this funding, approximately 18,000 young New Yorkers will gain new skills this summer, resulting in improved academic performance and increasing future job prospects. Read more…

Creston Avenue Residence Opens in the Bronx with $4.6 million from OTDA’s Homeless Housing Assistance Program

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New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) joined with Volunteers of America–Greater NY and The Housing Collaborative LLC to announce the completion of Creston Avenue Residence at 2388 Creston Avenue, in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the first supportive housing residence in New York City funded with the State’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) savings. The building, developed by Volunteers of America–Greater NY and the Housing Collaborative provides 66 affordable homes for low–income tenants and residents with special needs including veterans, who will benefit from on–site support services. Read more…


Statement from OTDA Executive Deputy Commissioner Sharon Devine on New York City Homeless Shelters

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"Throughout this process, OTDA's ultimate goal was not to withhold funding, but rather to ensure that ‎egregious issues at City homeless shelters that put the health and safety of New York's most vulnerable citizens at risk are resolved. Talks have been successful and the City of New York has agreed to develop and, by Tuesday, present a comprehensive plan to do just that. In the interim, the State will continue to provide funding to the City." Read more…