Entries by brendan


A Missed Opportunity for Homeless New Yorkers

This month, the City Council and the House Our Future NY campaign convinced Mayor de Blasio and his administration to build significantly more permanent affordable housing for homeless New Yorkers. But even as we celebrate this new commitment, another council vote just two weeks before demonstrated that the mayor and the city council still have […]

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HELP USA’s Blake Avenue project is good for East New York and good for New York City

Gateway Housing is excited to support HELP USA’s transformative redevelopment of the 515 Blake Avenue block in East New York, which was presented last week to the New York City Council for approval under the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The redevelopment has already been approved by the Brooklyn Borough President and the City […]


Mayor Announces Major Expansion of Efforts to Improve Homeless Children’s School Attendance

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced five new multi-agency anti-poverty initiatives, including a new program that builds on the work of Gateway Housing’s Improving School Attendance for Homeless Children (ISAHC) pilot. Led by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the new city program will consolidate and streamline access to attendance data and other information to help […]


Gateway Housing Residences Update: Valley Lodge/WSFSSH at West 108

The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) is well on its way to building the first residence of the Gateway Housing Development Initiative, the transformation of the 30-year-old Valley Lodge shelter into “WSFSSH at West 108,” a model mixed-use development that integrates transitional shelter, permanent affordable housing and community amenities on the […]