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New York to create 15,000 units of supportive housing

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Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, has announced the formation of a Supportive Housing Task Force to help the city implement its plan to create 15,000 units of supportive housing. Supportive housing is affordable permanent housing with services, including case management, mental health and substance use disorder services, access to medical care, and other social and supportive services. “The creation of 15,000 supportive apartments means giving 15,000 individuals the best possible opportunity to overcome deep challenges like mental illness, homelessness and substance misuse,” said de Blasio. “It means thousands of people off the street, out of shelter, away from the revolving door of the criminal justice system and emergency rooms.”

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