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Short title: policy and purposes of title
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 5-A
§ 410-d. Short title: policy and purposes of title. This title shall
be known, and may be cited and referred to, as the "Youth Facilities
Improvement Act".

There is a serious shortage throughout the state of facilities
suitable for use for the care of children especially those of pre-school
age and primary school age whose parents are unable to provide such care
for all or a substantial part of the day or post-school day. A similar
shortage of residential child care facilities also exists. Existing day
care and residential child care facilities are overcrowded with long
waiting lists. Many such facilities are so located that they are not
accessible to families in need of such services. The absence of
adequate day care and residential child care facilities is contrary to
the interest of the people of the state, is detrimental to the health
and welfare of the child and his parents and prevents the gainful
employment of persons, who are otherwise qualified, because of the need
to provide such care in their home.

It is the purpose of this article to encourage the timely construction
and equipment of such facilities with mortgage loan participation by the
New York state housing finance agency. The provision of such facilities
is hereby declared to be a public purpose which it is the policy of the
state to encourage.