Two area agencies receive almost $800,000 in state funding for supportive housing


ALBANY – Access: Supports for Living and Hudson River Housing have been awarded a total of $785,000 to provide supportive housing for homeless individuals.

Access: Supports for Living received $685,000 for units in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan counties.

Hudson River Housing received $100,000 for units in Dutchess County.

The funding comes from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.

“Housing is critical for the success of any individual making the transition from incarceration back to the community,” said Anthony Annucci, acting commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. “This transition is especially difficult for individuals with mental illness. They must reside in appropriate locations with access to nearby available support and treatment.”

Acting commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Michael Hein, said the funding “is critical to ensuring that individuals suffering from mental illness not only have a safe place to live when they are released from incarceration, but access to supportive services needed to help achieve stability.”

Popular Stories