New York/New York III: Pop I (Young Adults Aging out of Foster Care)
State, New York City
Total Annual Award
Varies depending on the number of units coming online.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Young adults ages 18-25 years who are at risk of homelessness and have either 1) recently left or are leaving foster care or 2) been in foster care for more than a year after their 16th birthday.
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 200 units for "population I." The units are split 50/50 between congregate and scattered-site. All 200 units are being awarded under a rolling request for proposals (RFP) from DOHMH. The NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) 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.
$22,000 is the maximum annual per-unit amount.
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, see here. Applicants must mail or hand-deliver one original and four duplicates of the completed RFP to DOHMH.
Office of Housing Services
Last updated: 04/30/2015
Did you know…
For tenants coming from State-operated psychiatric facilities, supportive housing saves an impressive $77,425 per tenant/year.