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Funding Guide

Funding Guide Relaunched April 2015

A typical supportive housing residence receives funding from a patchwork of city, state, federal and private sources. Keeping tabs on these funding programs -- their guidelines, deadlines and fine print -- can be a cumbersome task. The Network's Funding Guide is a one-stop resource for anyone looking to find funds for supportive housing.

Our Funding Guide offers up-to-date information and analysis on 58 New York supportive housing funding streams. Each profile contains the basic facts and figures for its given program. These include rules on how to apply, details on which populations are eligible and links for more info. Users can search through profiles using the tools on the left-hand side of the page. These filters allow you to search for entries by funding Type (capital, operating, etc.) and Source (New York City, federal, etc.), among other variables. Our profiles are updated regularly to maintain the most current information possible.

The status bar divides entries into the following four categories:

  • Available – These funding programs are currently accepting applications or have a rolling RFP. For example, 4% Low Income Tax Credits accepts applications on an ongoing basis.
  • Open Soon – These funding programs are currently NOT accepting applications, but funding will resume once funding is available or a new RFP is issued. For example, HHAP has not yet issued an RFP for 2015.  As soon as they do, we will update the status to ‘Available.’
  • Not Available – These funding programs still exist, but are no longer accepting applications and will not be issuing any more RFP’s for the foreseeable future. For example, many providers are operating under contracts for NY/NY III Population A, though no more funding is available for this.
  • Archived – These programs are no longer active. For example, HUD’s Shelter Plus Care program has been archived.  All new awards are made under ‘Continuum of Care.’
Program Status Procurement Agency
4% As of Right Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) Available HCR
501(c)(3) Bond Financing Program Available HCR
9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (HPD) Available HPD
Con Edison Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program Available Private
Extremely Low and Low Income Affordability (ELLA) - HDC Available HDC
Extremely Low and Low Income Affordability (ELLA) - HPD Available HPD
Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Available Private
Historic Tax Credits Available SHPO
LIHTC Preservation (Year 15) – Repositioning Available HPD
Mixed-Income Program (Mix and Match) Available HPD
Multifamily Building Performance Program Available NYSERDA
Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation Program (HRP) Available HPD
New York City Acquisition Fund Available Private
New York/New York III: Pop D (Family SPMI) Available DOHMH
New York/New York III: Pop F (Substance Abuse Recovery) Available DOHMH, OASAS
New York/New York III: Pop H (HIV/AIDS) Available HASA
Section 8 Project-Based Housing Assistance Available HUD
Section 8 Tenant-Based (a.k.a. Housing Choice Vouchers) Available Housing Authority
Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) Program Available HPD
Supportive Housing Loan Program (SHLP) Available HPD
Veterans Affairs Supported Housing Program (VASH) Available Housing Authority
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Available HCR
9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (NYS HCR) Open Soon HCR
Continuum of Care (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program) Open Soon HUD
Deutsche Bank Supportive Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Effort (DB SHARE) Open Soon Private
Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals Open Soon HHS
HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) Open Soon HASA
HOME Investment Partnership Program (New York Localities) Open Soon Local Government
HOME Investment Partnership Program (New York State) Open Soon HCR
Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) Open Soon OTDA
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Formula Grants Open Soon DOHMH, OTDA
Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Open Soon HCR
MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM (MRT) HOUSING CAPITAL PROGRAM – HCR Open Soon HCR
New York City Council and Borough President Member Items Open Soon Borough President, City Council
New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (SLIHC) Open Soon HCR
New York/New York III: Pop G (Family Disability) Open Soon DOHMH, OASAS
NYS Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) Open Soon OTDA, DHS
OMH SP/SRO Open Soon OMH
OMH Supported Housing Open Soon OMH
Rural Area Revitalization Projects (RARP) Open Soon HCR
Section 202: Supportive Housing for the Elderly Open Soon HUD
Urban Initiatives Program (UI) Open Soon HCR
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Competitive Grants Not Available HUD
Low Income Program (LIP) Not Available HPD
Low-Income Affordable Marketplace Program (LAMP) Not Available HDC
MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM SUPPORTIVE HOUSING HEALTH HOME PILOT Not Available DOHMH
New York/New York III: Pop A (Congregate Community Adult SPMI) Not Available OMH, DOHMH
New York/New York III: Pop B (Congregate State Psychiatric Adult SPMI) Not Available OMH
New York/New York III: Pop C (Youth SPMI) Not Available OMH
New York/New York III: Pop E (Substance Abuse Active) Not Available DOHMH
New York/New York III: Pop I (Young Adults Aging out of Foster Care) Not Available DOHMH
OMH CR/SRO Not Available OMH
Operational Support for AIDS Housing (OSAH) Not Available OTDA
Section 811: Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Not Available HUD
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals Archived HHS
Shelter Plus Care Program Archived HUD
SRO Program Archived HUD
Supportive Housing Program Archived HUD