"It can’t be said enough that New York’s homelessness crisis is complicated. In a city where people are squeezed beyond their means by rising rents, just one of any number of additional stresses — a lost job, sickness, addiction, domestic violence — can propel a family into the shelter system or the street." - This lead is a summary.
As you may know, homelessness is a big issue everywhere, mostly in city's, such as New York. Many issues can lead to not having a stable living environment, causing families to take their homes to the street. Rent can be very tough to pay, especially in a city like New York. Which is why we are trying to help this out. - This lead is creative.
Who- Andrew Hevisi- Home Stability Support
Where- New York City
What- Andrew Hevisi is proposing a plan to create a state wide rental subsidy to help families on public assistance stay in their homes. This would help bridge the gap between the shelter allowance for public assistance recipipants and market rents. This proposal would use state and federal funds to supplement a family's shelter allowance up to 85% of fair market rent, and would help pay for heat, if its not included in rent. The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasios, is working on building and preserving affordable units on a pace not seen since Ed Koch oversaw the rebuilding of a city awash in blighted property
Why- Because families who face eviction are forced to move because of domestic violence or hazardous living conditions need a sturdy bridge to permanent housing. New Yorkers in the neighborhoods like Maspath, Queens, have stridently done, demanding that these families go suffer someplace else. They think poor people can be harangued into making the rent. They now have no place to stay. About 80,000 families in New York are at risk of homelessness each year.
How- State and Federal funds would supplement a family's shelter allowance up to 85% of fair market rent and would help pay for heat if not included in rent. It would help bridge the gap between the shelter allowance for public assistsnce recipipents and market rents. And the Coalition for the Homeless said in a report this month that the de Blasio administration is moving more homeless families into permanent housing than at any time since 2004, but more and more families are still becoming homeless.
"About 80,000 families in New York are at risk of homelessness each year. A serious effort by the Legislature this year to protect them would be better than the inadequate existing rental assistance programs, and better for protecting stable neighborhoods in New York City and communities across the state."
So many families and people become homeless each year, helping them out by providing them stable housing, that is covered until the get back on their feet is a great idea. Imagine feeling alone, unwanted and hopeless, its nt a good feeling, which is why we should make this organization bigger and more heard of to help and lower the percentage of homelessness.