Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

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: Click Here

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
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April 30, 2015


To Concerned New Yorkers:


Our community of Homeless Services United has experienced an unspeakable loss with the violent death of Ana Charle.  We grieve for her children, her family, her colleagues at Project Renewal, and the men at this shelter whom she served so well.  We are united in our grief.


This is a day to support, console and be in solidarity with those who have been directly affected by this tragedy.


This is not a day for politics; it is a day to give thanks for the life of Ana Charle and for the thousands of New Yorkers who work tirelessly every day in their commitment to end homelessness.


We pledge ourselves to find new ways to effectively help the most troubled New Yorkers so that Ana's death will not be in vain.


The Board of Directors

Homeless Services United

Christy Parque, Executive Director

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