From the Morning Memo:

With the legislative session entering its final three days, a coalition of more than 130 faith-based leaders on Tuesday is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the top lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly to sign a memorandum of understanding backing 6,000 units of supportive housing.

The groups plan to hold a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to push for the MOU, which was part of a broader budget agreement in April. The news conference is also scheduled to include Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, who chairs the chamber’s Social Services Committee.

At the same time, the groups are sending a letter to Cuomo, Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan urging them to sign the MOU before the session ends on Thursday.

“If you do, you will send a strong message to members of our congregations and the general public that New York State is serious about ending homelessness and providing all of our citizens the opportunity to live full, decent and productive lives,” the letter states. “All that stands in the way now is this MOU.”

The push comes amid a renewed awareness of a growing homelessness problem in cities in New York, especially in New York City.

Faith%20Leaders%20mou%20%20letter_June2016_FINAL.pdf by Nick Reisman