[Hpn] Send New York Mayor Bloomberg a Valentine - Ask Mayor to Build Supportive Housing this year

HC Covington HC Covington <hccjr@bellsouth.net>
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:29:26 -0600

The Partnership for the Homeless -- Legislative Alerts and Updates
Send New York Mayor Bloomberg a Valentine!

Ask Mayor Bloomberg to Build Supportive Housing

Mayor Bloomberg should Negotiate a New York/New York III
Agreement to Build Supportive Housing for Homeless New Yorkers

On May 1, 2002 shelter providers, advocates, supportive housing
developers, consumers and concerned New Yorkers launched a
Campaign for a New York/New York III Agreement.

Since 1998 the New York City homeless population has increased by
nearly 81 percent, from 21,000 people in shelters each night to
over 38,000 people per night.

The first New York/New York Agreement, a City and State
initiative that created supportive housing for homeless people
with mental illness, helped to significantly reduce the number of
homeless adults in New York City shelters.

Compared to the exorbitant cost of shelters ($36,000 per year for
a homeless family, $23,000 per year for a single adult)
supportive housing has been shown to cost as little as $12,500
per person per year.

Call Mayor Bloomberg TODAY!!!

Telephone 212-788-3000

The Message:
"Mayor Bloomberg have a heart this Valentine's Day  invest in
NY/NY III supportive housing for homeless New Yorkers!"

Thank you for taking action!

The Partnership for the Homeless is committed to partnering with
the faith community, neighborhood-based organizations, business
and government to attack the root causes of homelessness and
empower homeless people to leave the city's streets and shelters
for lives of independence and financial stability.

There is strength in numbers. Please forward this alert to your
friends, family and colleagues.

The Partnership for the Homeless
305 Seventh Avenue Thirteenth Floor
(212) 645-3444 (212) 477-4663 - Fax
source page:   www.partnershipforthehomeless.org