New York/New York III: Pop C (Youth SPMI)
Total Annual Award
Varies depending on the number of units coming online.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Young adults ages 18-24 who are either 1) diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and receiving treatment in state-licensed Residential Treatment Facilities or State-operated psychiatric facilities or 2) leaving or have recently left foster care. All young adults must be at risk of homelessness and able to live independently in the community if provided with supportive housing.
Permanent supportive housing 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 200 units for "population C". All 200 of these units are congregate and allocated by OMH. OMH funds the operating and services for these units. Agencies must apply to the Housing Finance Agency (HFA) for 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) or 9% LIHTCs in conjunction with OMH's capital financing program, to finance the development of the housing project.
These awards are made as soft commitments until the building is in construction. OMH issued specific RFPs for these units in the first few years of the Agreement.
All of the units for this population have been awarded, and the RFP for the funding of these units is now closed
OMH will provide operations and service funding at a gross program level of $18,136 per unit for Supported Single Room Occupancy (SP-SRO) programs and $21,030 for Community Residence SRO (CR-SRO) programs. These amounts include client income plus OMH funding. Scattered-site programs will receive $14,654 per unit. This amount does not include resident rent contribution. OMH offers an additional $22,975 per young adult for additional services to providers awarded Youth SPMI units.
Five years, with an initial period of one year and four annual renewals.
Maximum of 25 units, which may be a distinct part of a larger housing project serving adults or a mixed-use/mixed-income supportive housing project. Units may be developed in a single-site for young adults, a mixed-use supportive housing project or a cluster of scattered-site rental apartments. OMH young adult housing is transitional; providers must engage tenants in a process toward independence.
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.
Population C funding is a rare source of funding to create supportive housing for youth. Along with Population I (youth aging out of foster care), the NY/NY III program is creating at least 400 units of supportive housing for youth. The transitional nature of the youth SPMI units will require providers to provide additional services to prepare young people for independent living, but OMH offers a large amount of additional service funding to make this viable. OMH has awarded Population C units to providers with mixed-use projects, but the other population in these projects is SPMI adults. OMH is the primary funding agency, though all projects have HFA 4% tax credits.
For More Information
Visit OMH's RFP page here.
NYC Field Office
Last updated: 07/17/2018
Did you know…
Homeless people given supportive housing saved NYS taxpayers an average of $10,100 per person per year.