Inspired, strengthened and sustained by faith, the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing is committed to confronting the unconscionable and unacceptable reality of homelessness in New York City. Recognizing society's shared responsibility and working as partners with those who have experienced homelessness, the Assembly will mobilize communities of faith to empower all people, to advocate public policies to eliminate homelessness, and strive for the transformation of society.

Faith Leaders Stand with Homeless New Yorkers

Join Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing and our allies as we gather every Wednesday at 9 am at Governor Andrew Cuomo's New York City offices, 633 3rd Avenue, to let him know New York's faith community stands with the 80,000 homeless New Yorkers and call on Cuomo to sign the Memo of Understanding to release 1.9 billion dollars for supportive housing for our most vulnerable.


Late in 2015over 280 faith leaders sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio urging them to commit to producing 35,000 units of supportive housing for New York’s most vulnerable. In January, Governor Cuomo committed to producing 20,000 units, adding to the 15,000 committed by Mayor de Blasio in November 2015.

All that is preventing the State from making the first real down payment on this 35,000 commitment and building the first 6,000 new units of this supportive housing is a signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Governor and the State Leadership to release the full funding for the first 6,000 units.

Faith leader sign-on letter for NYNY4 - housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers

Faith leaders, join the Interfaith Assembly, and a growing list of over 200 faith community leaders in urging Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to provide 30,000 units of supporting housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers over the next ten years. All clergy and leaders of houses of worship and faith-based organizations are encouraged to join in endorsing this important effort.


Faith Leaders for the Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of the State of New York
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Honorable Bill de Blasio
Mayor of City of New York
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Dear Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio:

We write to you to express our support for strengthening and extending the supportive housing plan known as New York/New York and join the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing and more than 200 state and local organizations to call for a new City-State supportive housing agreement – New York/New York 4 - that aims to provide 30,000 new units of supportive housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers including the new construction of 15,000 units over the next 10 years. As you are both aware, the city is at a crossroads in dealing with its large homeless population. Permanent supportive housing is needed in particular for these individuals and families who face an uphill battle to find permanent, affordable housing and get off the streets.

Embracing Our Enemies and Our Suffering

From the public Radio Show On Being...

Two legendary Buddhist teachers shine a light on the lofty ideal of loving your enemies and bring it down to Earth. How can that be realistic, and what do we have to do inside ourselves to make it more possible? In a conversation filled with laughter and friendship, Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman share much practical wisdom on how we relate to that which makes us feel embattled from without, and from within.

2013 Race for Mayor: What's in it for low-income New Yorkers? (Community Service Society)


The 2013 mayoral election will mark a new chapter for New York, as voters make a critical decision about our city's future direction. Will the next mayor take action to address the concerns of low-income New Yorkers?

Join us at our upcoming mayoral forum to learn where the candidates stand.

Moderated by Brian Lehrer, WNYC

Got a question you'd like to see asked? Tweet #race4mayor



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