A message from our Executive Director:
FY14 has been an incredibly productive and busy year for Homeless Services United, and we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our amazing member organizations, who everyday help to address the growing need for emergency shelter and services for New York City's most vulnerable. It is with your boundless enthusiasm, as well as the support of our funders and allies, that Homeless Services United is able to affect the conversation around realistic solutions to the rising crisis of homelessness in New York City.
With the change in City administration, there are tremendous opportunities for strengthening your programs and supporting your staff. HSU will continue working with our partners and allies within the government on City and State level to ensure that those who are currently homeless have access to vital homeless services. We must ensure that providers can continue to offer high-end quality programs and retain and recruit the dedicated and valuable workforce necessary to run these programs.
We look forward to working closely with you in the coming months, as we continue efforts to meet the most immediate needs of New York City's homeless populations while working for a future in which fewer households experience the crisis on homelessness.
Christy Parque, MSW
HSU Policy Update- Governor's Executive Budget
On Sunday January 18, 2015, HSU Executive Director Christy Parque, was asked to attend Governor Cuomo's press conference announcing his 2015 Opportunity Agenda's ten point plan to combat poverty and fight inequality.
Watch Governor Cuomo as he unveils the full 2015 Opportunity Agenda online, January 21st at 1:30PM
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Homeless Services United’s statement of support for the 2015 Opportunity Agenda“We applaud the Governor on his far reaching Opportunity Agenda that not only addresses the immediate crisis of homelessness but seeks to addresses the underlying causes of poverty. Increasing wages, addressing food insecurity, and funding for homeless prevention will have a dramatic impact on the thousands of households experiencing homelessness today or those at risk of housing instability. The expansion of supportive housing and other affordable housing efforts literally cements the state's commitment to some of the most vulnerable in our state. The Opportunity Agenda will reinforce New York's legacy as a leader in sound, compassionate and effective public and social policy.”
Christy Parque, Executive Director
Homeless Services United