From the Morning Memo:

Advocates pushing for $2 billion in supportive housing funding feel like they’re in the movie Groundhog Day: The same promise keeps getting proposed, but nothing changes.

The coalition of groups pushing for the funding on Thursday, the Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing, are releasing a Groundhog Day-themed ad highlighting the issue.

“Like Bill Murray’s character in the movie Groundhog Day, homeless people in New York have been hearing the same thing over and over again. As our State’s homelessness crisis has reached historic levels, the Governor keeps making the same promises, and keeps failing to deliver,” the group said in a statement.

“Despite all the pledges and PowerPoints, we have a record number of homeless people, but no MOU, no long-term funding commitment and the prospect of another year of finger-pointing and self-imposed obstacles.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has insisted the ball is actually in the Legislature’s court to take up approval of his version of the memorandum of understanding on the housing funds.

The money would be used to build 6,000 units of supportive housing within the first five years, with the ultimate goal of 20,000 units. Cuomo included the money in his $152 billion budget proposal this year, which the campaign points out he did last year as well.

Groundhog Day from Campaign 4 NYNY Housing on Vimeo.