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NEW YORK STATE BLACK, PUERTO RICAN,

HISPANIC, AND ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS


LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ROOM 442-A, ALBANY, NY 12248
(518) 455-5347 BPHACAUCUS@ ASSEMBLY.STATE.NY. US

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Assemblyman N. Nick Perry
Chairman
Assemblyman Philip Ramos
First Vice-Chair
Assemblyman Michael A. Blake March 29, 2017
Second Vice-Chair Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Assemblywoman Michaelle C. New York State Capitol
Solages, Secretary
Albany, New York 12224
Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda
Treasurer
Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya Dear Governor Cuomo:
Parliamentarian
Assemblywoman Latrice M. Walker We, the Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative
Chaplain
Caucus, continue to be alarmed by the magnitude of homelessness in New York
ASSEMBLYMEMBERS
Carl Heastie, Speaker State, and the attendant human and financial costs to our communities. In order to
Carmen E. Arroyo more effectively tackle this issue, the Caucus urges your support in championing
Jeffrion L. Aubry
Charles Barron a new program designed to stem the tide of displacement that is driving large
Rodneyse Bichotte numbers of families and individuals into homelessness each and every day.
Vivian E. Cook
Marcos Crespo
Maritza Davila Specifically, we call on you to establish the Home Stability Support (HSS)
Carmen De La Rosa
Inez E. Dickens program. HSS will be a new statewide, State and Federal-funded rent supplement
Erik Martin Dilan program to bridge the difference between public assistance shelter allowances
Herman D. Farrell, Jr.
David F. Gantt and 85 percent of Federal Fair Market Rents. It will also address the high costs of
Pamela Harris heating when borne by families.
Earlene Hooper
Pamela J. Hunter
Alicia L. Hyndman HSS is designed to assist:
Kimberly Jean-Pierre
Latoya Joyner Each family or individual facing a loss of housing due to formal or
Ron Kim informal eviction, domestic violence, or hazardous conditions; and,
Peter Lopez
Walter Mosley Those who are already homeless and living doubled-up, in shelters, or
Yuh-Line Niou outside in places not meant for human habitation.
Felix Ortiz
Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes
Victor Pichardo This is by far the most cost-effective solution for preventing homelessness and it
J. Gary Pretlow
Diana C. Richardson requires Executive action to replace the current failing patchwork of local
Jose Rivera programs that reach only a small fraction of those in need.
Robert J. Rodriguez
Nily Rozic
Michele R. Titus The problem of homelessness has reached a critical juncture, and the costs to our
Clyde Vanel
Jaime Williams communities are unsustainable. It is time to boldly and adequately attack the
Tremaine Wright preventable causes of record homelessness. Please see detailed recommendations
SENATORS at HomeStabilitySupport.com.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Leader
Marisol Alcantara
Jamaal Bailey Thank you for your attention to this critical issue.
Leroy Comrie
Martin M. Dilan
Jesse Hamilton III Sincerely,
Velmanette Montgomery
Kevin S. Parker
Jose R. Peralta
Roxanne Persaud
Gustavo Rivera N. Nick Perry
James Sanders, Jr. Chairman
Jose M. Serrano
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kyle H. Ishmael, Esq.