Westchester/Hudson Valley Location
190 East Post Road, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 683-1010
Fax: (914) 683-6158
55 Medford Avenue, Suite B
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 475-6390
Fax: (631) 475-6393
175 Fulton Avenue, Suite 211B
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 280-3243
Town Targets CHI’s Hidden Cove
On January 29, Newsday ran this story regarding Southampton Town’s effort to close CHI’s Supervised Family Residence (SFR) in the Town, know as Hidden Cove, which formerly operated as a motel. The Town is arguing that Hidden Cove is improperly operating on the basis of the site’s zoning.
By taking this action, the town seems to closing its eyes to the growing problem of homelessness in its jurisdiction without providing any solutions. CHI has been in regular contact with the Department of Social Services and the County Executive’s office on the matter. A Newsday editorial on February 7 expressed its support for the facility and how it is helping families in need.
Outgoing Suffolk County Social Services Commissioner Cites Local Zoning Laws as Cause for Homelessness
Outgoing Suffolk County Social Services Commissioner Gregory Blass wrote anopinion piece for Newsday on January 30 related to the growing homeless problem and the impediments to fix the problem as the result of the towns’ zoning laws.
CHI Offers Plan for WestH.E.L.P.
Responding to a request for proposals from Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Community Housing Innovations, Inc. offered its plan for the homeless shelter facility formerly operated by WestH.E.L.P. CHI’s plan would invest $3 million in private financing to rehabilitate the 108 apartments into affordable rental housing for seniors. Rents are projected at $895 per month, including heat.
CHI Executive Director Alexander Roberts said, “Since more than half of Greenburgh’s seniors are ‘cost-burdened’, according to HUD, it is important to maintain the WestH.E.L.P. apartments as affordable rental housing.”
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Student Nursing Program
From February through May, the Port Jefferson Station shelter will be hosting 3 sets of students from the Stony Brook Nursing Program. The students will be assisting CHI clients in the areas of budgeting, health, hygiene and parenting. In the past, similar groups have provided information about healthy eating, including food pyramids and creating a 30 day menu with a food stamp budget. Past student groups have also provided presentations on proper hand washing and how to care for basic illnesses.
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