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Progressive group backs Queens pol’s statewide rent subsidy plan

(DAILY NEWS) , January 28, 2017 — A Queens assemblyman’s plan to crack down on the city homeless crisis has won the backing of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus.

A Queens assemblyman’s plan to crack down on the city homeless crisis has won the backing of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus.

The caucus is supporting a plan by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) called the Home Stability Support program that is intended to reduce reliance on homeless shelters by creating a new statewide rent subsidy to keep people in their homes.

“It’s a smart solution, and we encourage our state Legislature to implement it quickly,” said Councilman Antonio Reynoso, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus.

Councilman Ben Kallos, the caucus’ vice chair for policy, called the proposed program “a much needed lifeline” for families on the brink of losing their homes.

Source: Progressive group backs Queens pol’s statewide rent subsidy plan – NY Daily News