New York/New York III: Pop E (Substance Abuse Active)
State, New York City
Total Annual Award
Varies depending on the number of units coming online.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Single adults who have been homeless for at least 6 months of the last year and who have a substance abuse disorder that is a primary barrier to independent living. Up to 50 units will be targeted to young adults (aged 18-25 years old).
Permanent supportive housing 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 750 units for "population E." DOHMH is overseeing the request for proposal (RFP) process for all 750 units, of which 250 are congregate and 500 are scattered-site. DOHMH and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) will fund the ongoing operations and support services for these contracts.
In the case of congregate units, these awards are made as soft commitments until the building is in construction. DOHMH has one rolling RFP for the units.
$18,000 is the maximum annual amount per unit.
DOHMH anticipates that awarded contracts will be for an initial three-year period with two three-year options to renew.
No unit restrictions. Applicants 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: NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), NYS Housing 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).
Given the high cost of housing in New York City, DOHMH encourages providers to leverage another rental subsidy source such as Section 8 or Shelter Plus Care. If providers can obtain this funding, DOHMH will reduce its overall contribution but allow for greater funding available for services. This leveraging gives providers a viable project, and the City can then use the money saved to reinvest in more units.
For More Information
For additional information on DOHMH's RFP, visit here and here. PLEASE NOTE: This RFP was issued in February 2007 and all RFPs prior to January 2011 have been archived and are no longer available to view on DOHMH’s website.
Office of Housing Services
Last updated: 12/28/2017
Did you know…
Homeless people given supportive housing saved NYS taxpayers an average of $10,100 per person per year.