New York/New York III: Pop A (Congregate Community Adult SPMI)
State, New York City
NYC DOHMH, NYS OMH
Total Annual Award
Varies depending on the number of units coming online.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Chronically homeless single adults who are diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) or as mentally ill and chemically addicted (MICA).
Permanent supportive housing projects or licensed CR-SROs in New York City.
Funding Award Details
New York/New York III is a City-State agreement to create 9,000 units of supportive housing in NYC by 2016. There are nine distinct populations to be served by this housing, including 3,950 units for "population A." OMH and DOHMH are awarding the units. Under the agreement, OMH has 750 scattered-site units and 425 congregate units. OMH is providing services and operating funds for 1,025 units that are being developed using capital funding from the New York State Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance (OTDA) or New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR). DOHMH has 1,750 units, all congregate. OMH issued requests for proposals (RFPs) for their units in the first few years of the Agreement; DOHMH had one rolling RFP for their share of the units.
In the case of congregate units, these awards are conferred as soft commitments until the building is in construction.
All of the units for this population have been awarded, and the RFP for the funding of these units is now closed
OMH provides operations and service funding at a gross program level of $21,030 per unit for Community Residence-Single Room Occupancy (CR-SRO) residences and $18,136 per unit for operating and service expenses for Supported Single Room Occupancy (SP-SRO) residences (amounts include client SSI contribution plus OMH funding). OMH funds scattered-site units for Population A at $14,197. The maximum annual per-unit amount that DOHMH provides for Pop A units is $14,888.
The OMH contract term is five years with an intial period of one year and four annual renewals. DOHMH anticipates that awarded contracts will be for an initial three-year period with two three-year options to renew.
Generally, providers have an option to develop a licensed CR-SRO or a SP-SRO for a minimum of 45 individuals and a maximum of 60. Most projects house 45-65 individuals, depending on the size of the site and other variables.
Applicants to DOHMH have no unit restrictions, but must be nonprofit corporations.
The NY/NY III awards are meant to cover operating and service expenses and, for the congregate units, they are being funded in coordination with the following four agencies: OMH, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). For the State share of units for individuals living with mental illness -- populations "A", "B" and "C" -- OMH is providing most of the capital funding.
In the 2011 Unified Funding Award, OMH and HCR partnered together to make operations and service funding for 200 NY/NY III units available in tandem with HCR capital funding. Look to additional HCR Unified Funding Rounds for similar opportunities in the future.
For More Information
For additional information on DOHMH's RFP, see here.
An OMH RFP is not currently available. Visit the aforementioned DOHMH website to access the current RFP.
Office of Housing Services
NYC Field Office
Last updated: 07/17/2018
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