Are NY's mental health housing programs at risk?
Lawmakers pass bill to study chronic funding, staffing shortfalls
By Bethany Bump Updated 8:21 pm EDT, Wednesday, June 26, 2019
ALBANY — New York lawmakers unanimously passed a bill last week that would force a commission to investigate what advocates say are "ongoing, debilitating" funding shortfalls across the state's mental health housing programs.
The bill, sponsored by Democrats Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, would establish a temporary commission to assess the issue, and make funding recommendations that could be considered in the context of next year's state budget…