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Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP)







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HHAP provides capital subsidy for development of permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and shelter in NYS. 

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who are unable to secure housing without special assistance.

Populations include: veterans, people living with HIV/AIDS, people struggling with substance abuse, with mental illness, ex-offenders, the chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence and youth, including young adults aging out of foster care.

Eligible Applicants

Only nonprofit organizations and municipalitites are eligible to apply. 

Amount Details

total of $64 million is available in 2019. 

Maximum of $10 million per award.


The project must remain in service for a term of at least 25 years.

Network Notes

  • Priority will be given to ESSHI projects and supportive housing for single homeless veterans or homeless veterans and their families.
  • HHAP can fund 100% of the capital cost, though this is more typical of projects outside New York City. In New York City, HHAP funding is often viewed as critical seed money to secure capital financing for projects.
  • At least $5 million must be awarded each year for HIV/AIDS housing. Additionally, up to $1 million may be used for emergency shelter repairs. 
  • HHAP funds can only be awarded for units in a building that house homeless or formerly homeless households.
  • Applicants should not apply if the project is not ready to begin development activities.
  • No single sponsoring organization can receive more than 25% of the funds available in a fiscal year.
  • No single geographic region can receive more than 60% of the funds. For these purposes, HHAC divides New York State into three separate regions: New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Richmond), suburbs (Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk) and the rest of the state.

For More Information

Read the grant application here. Written questions on the RFP will be accepted on an ongoing basis and can be directed to the contact below.

Dana Greenberg
tel : 518-473-2587
fax: 518-486-7068

Last updated: 06/06/2019

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