About House Our Future NY

New York City is in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression, with 63,000 people – including more than 23,000 children – sleeping in shelters each night. In order to match the unprecedented need, the City must employ every available affordable housing resource. Mayor de Blasio must align his historic Housing New York plan with the reality of record homelessness by immediately increasing the total number of housing units created for homeless households to 30,000 – 10 percent of his overall 300,000-unit plan.

House Our Future NY is an advocacy campaign formed by the Coalition for the Homeless and 56 partner organizations (and counting!), as well as homeless men, women, and children and other caring New Yorkers. We are asking Mayor de Blasio for 30,000 new units of affordable, permanent housing for homeless New Yorkers by 2026, with 24,000 of these units to be created through new construction.

Please sign our petition to Mayor de Blasio. Organizations can join the campaign here. Follow #HouseOurFuture on Twitter for the latest developments.

Upcoming Advocacy Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming Advocacy actions!

PAST EVENTS:

News

With Toy Houses in Hand, Children March and Call on Mayor to Build More Housing for Homeless Kids and Families

Thursday, June 7, 2018 By Press Release, Coalition for the Homeless

More than one hundred children, including dozens from New York City homeless shelters, joined the Coalition for the Homeless and other advocates in marching to City Hall today, using pictures of homes and Lego houses to demand that the City dedicate 30,000 units of its Housing New York 2.0 plan to homeless households, including 24,000 units created through new construction....Read more

The Latest from Human Services Council...NYC Contracts...Coalition for the Homeless

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 By Zach Williams, NYNMedia

The Coalition for the Homeless and more than 40 other groups have sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling on him to dedicate 30,000 units – some 10 percent – of his housing plan to homeless New Yorkers. ...Read more

Today's Read: Advocates Call for More Homeless Housing Units in de Blasio’s Housing Plan

Thursday, April 26, 2018 By Jacqueline Simone, Coalition for the Homeless

On Monday, the Coalition for the Homeless and a group of 43 organizations sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio calling on him to dedicate 30,000 units of his Housing New York 2.0 plan to homeless New Yorkers, or 10 percent of the total 300,000-unit plan....Read more

Broad Coalition Calls for 30,000 Homes for Homeless New Yorkers as Part of Mayor’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By Press Release, Coalition for the Homeless

In current plan, just 5% of housing units targeted to homeless, as shelter population remains near record highs...Read more

State of the Homeless 2018: Fate of a Generation

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 By Giselle Routhier, Coalition for the Homeless

How the City and State Can Tackle Homelessness by Bringing Housing Investment to Scale ...Read more

Max & Murphy: Top Homeless Advocate on Shelter Numbers, De Blasio’s Agenda, Cuomo’s Record

Monday, March 5, 2018 By Jarrett Murphy, CityLimits.org

Coalition for the Homeless Policy Director Giselle Routhier visited the Max & Murphy podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on the policies needed to effectively combat record homelessness....Read more

Moment of Truth: Bringing Production of Affordable Housing for Homeless Households in de Blasio’s Housing Plan to Scale

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 By Giselle Routhier, Coalition for the Homeless

Add Your Organization to the Campaign

The Coalition for the Homeless recently launched House Our Future NY to call on Mayor de Blasio to increase the number of permanent affordable housing units set aside for homeless New Yorkers, and we would like to invite your organization to join our campaign.

Currently, only 15,000 units of the Mayor’s 300,000-unit Housing NY 2.0 plan are set aside for homeless families and individuals, despite record homelessness in New York City. We are urging the Mayor to immediately direct his housing development agencies to increase the total number of housing units for homeless households to 30,000, with 24,000 of these units financed and created as new construction. We officially launched this campaign with the release of a policy brief in January, and reiterated the request in our annual State of the Homeless report in March.

In order to amplify this critical housing goal, we want to include our allies: organizations serving homeless families, single adults, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and runaway and homeless youth. We are soliciting organizational partners to sign on to the campaign and help with organizing grassroots support for our future multi-pronged advocacy efforts including rallies and other public actions.

ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION


Endorsing Organizations: 

The Ali Forney Center
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc.
Barrier Free Living
Broadway Housing Communities
Bronx Health & Housing Consortium
Care for the Homeless
Citizens’ Committee for Children
Coalition for Homeless Youth
Coalition for the Homeless
The Collegiate Churches of New York
Community Access
Community Service Society
Comunilife
Covenant House New York
Emergency Shelter Network
Encore Community Services
Gateway Housing
GEMS
Harm Reduction Coalition
Henry Street Settlement
Homeless Services United
Hope’s Door
Housing Conservation Coordinators
Housing Works
Hunger Action Network of NYS
Hunger Free America
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Kingdom Faith Developers
Lab/Shul
The Legal Aid Society
Mekong NYC
Midtown South Community Council
Mutual Housing Association of NY (MHANY)
My Dog is My Home
National Working Positive Coalition
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
Neighbors Together
New Destiny Housing
New York Communities for Change
New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York State Council of Churches
Picture the Homeless
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Safe Horizon
Services for the UnderServed
Sisters of Charity of New York
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
St Ann’s Church of Morrisania
Strong Families Deliverance Ministries Inc.
Tenants & Neighbors
Tenants Political Action Committee
University Settlement and The Door
Urban Pathways
VOCAL NY
WE ACT For Environmental Justice
Win

57 Endorsers as of May 15, 2018

Read Our April 23rd Letter to Mayor de Blasio

 

 

About

About House Our Future NY

New York City is in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression, with 63,000 people – including more than 23,000 children – sleeping in shelters each night. In order to match the unprecedented need, the City must employ every available affordable housing resource. Mayor de Blasio must align his historic Housing New York plan with the reality of record homelessness by immediately increasing the total number of housing units created for homeless households to 30,000 – 10 percent of his overall 300,000-unit plan.

House Our Future NY is an advocacy campaign formed by the Coalition for the Homeless and 56 partner organizations (and counting!), as well as homeless men, women, and children and other caring New Yorkers. We are asking Mayor de Blasio for 30,000 new units of affordable, permanent housing for homeless New Yorkers by 2026, with 24,000 of these units to be created through new construction.

Please sign our petition to Mayor de Blasio. Organizations can join the campaign here. Follow #HouseOurFuture on Twitter for the latest developments.

Events

Upcoming Advocacy Events

Stay tuned for more upcoming Advocacy actions!

PAST EVENTS:

News

News

With Toy Houses in Hand, Children March and Call on Mayor to Build More Housing for Homeless Kids and Families

Thursday, June 7, 2018 By Press Release, Coalition for the Homeless

More than one hundred children, including dozens from New York City homeless shelters, joined the Coalition for the Homeless and other advocates in marching to City Hall today, using pictures of homes and Lego houses to demand that the City dedicate 30,000 units of its Housing New York 2.0 plan to homeless households, including 24,000 units created through new construction....Read more

The Latest from Human Services Council...NYC Contracts...Coalition for the Homeless

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 By Zach Williams, NYNMedia

The Coalition for the Homeless and more than 40 other groups have sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling on him to dedicate 30,000 units – some 10 percent – of his housing plan to homeless New Yorkers. ...Read more

Today's Read: Advocates Call for More Homeless Housing Units in de Blasio’s Housing Plan

Thursday, April 26, 2018 By Jacqueline Simone, Coalition for the Homeless

On Monday, the Coalition for the Homeless and a group of 43 organizations sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio calling on him to dedicate 30,000 units of his Housing New York 2.0 plan to homeless New Yorkers, or 10 percent of the total 300,000-unit plan....Read more

Broad Coalition Calls for 30,000 Homes for Homeless New Yorkers as Part of Mayor’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By Press Release, Coalition for the Homeless

In current plan, just 5% of housing units targeted to homeless, as shelter population remains near record highs...Read more

State of the Homeless 2018: Fate of a Generation

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 By Giselle Routhier, Coalition for the Homeless

How the City and State Can Tackle Homelessness by Bringing Housing Investment to Scale ...Read more

Max & Murphy: Top Homeless Advocate on Shelter Numbers, De Blasio’s Agenda, Cuomo’s Record

Monday, March 5, 2018 By Jarrett Murphy, CityLimits.org

Coalition for the Homeless Policy Director Giselle Routhier visited the Max & Murphy podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on the policies needed to effectively combat record homelessness....Read more

Moment of Truth: Bringing Production of Affordable Housing for Homeless Households in de Blasio’s Housing Plan to Scale

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 By Giselle Routhier, Coalition for the Homeless

Join the Campaign

Add Your Organization to the Campaign

The Coalition for the Homeless recently launched House Our Future NY to call on Mayor de Blasio to increase the number of permanent affordable housing units set aside for homeless New Yorkers, and we would like to invite your organization to join our campaign.

Currently, only 15,000 units of the Mayor’s 300,000-unit Housing NY 2.0 plan are set aside for homeless families and individuals, despite record homelessness in New York City. We are urging the Mayor to immediately direct his housing development agencies to increase the total number of housing units for homeless households to 30,000, with 24,000 of these units financed and created as new construction. We officially launched this campaign with the release of a policy brief in January, and reiterated the request in our annual State of the Homeless report in March.

In order to amplify this critical housing goal, we want to include our allies: organizations serving homeless families, single adults, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and runaway and homeless youth. We are soliciting organizational partners to sign on to the campaign and help with organizing grassroots support for our future multi-pronged advocacy efforts including rallies and other public actions.

ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION


Endorsing Organizations: 

The Ali Forney Center
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc.
Barrier Free Living
Broadway Housing Communities
Bronx Health & Housing Consortium
Care for the Homeless
Citizens’ Committee for Children
Coalition for Homeless Youth
Coalition for the Homeless
The Collegiate Churches of New York
Community Access
Community Service Society
Comunilife
Covenant House New York
Emergency Shelter Network
Encore Community Services
Gateway Housing
GEMS
Harm Reduction Coalition
Henry Street Settlement
Homeless Services United
Hope’s Door
Housing Conservation Coordinators
Housing Works
Hunger Action Network of NYS
Hunger Free America
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Kingdom Faith Developers
Lab/Shul
The Legal Aid Society
Mekong NYC
Midtown South Community Council
Mutual Housing Association of NY (MHANY)
My Dog is My Home
National Working Positive Coalition
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
Neighbors Together
New Destiny Housing
New York Communities for Change
New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York State Council of Churches
Picture the Homeless
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Safe Horizon
Services for the UnderServed
Sisters of Charity of New York
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
St Ann’s Church of Morrisania
Strong Families Deliverance Ministries Inc.
Tenants & Neighbors
Tenants Political Action Committee
University Settlement and The Door
Urban Pathways
VOCAL NY
WE ACT For Environmental Justice
Win

57 Endorsers as of May 15, 2018

Read Our April 23rd Letter to Mayor de Blasio

 

 

Sign the Petition

An advocacy campaign to call on Mayor de Blasio to increase the number of
permanent affordable housing units set aside for homeless New Yorkers