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OMH Supported Housing




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Total Annual Award

Total annual amount varies. The most recent request for proposals (RFP) issued in November 2017 was for 70 units in NYC and 30 units on Long Island. Units are targeted to individuals exiting institutions or higher levels of OMH residential care.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Must have a major mental health diagnosis. The most recent RFP prioritizes people discharged from state psychiatric facilities, chronically homeless single adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and chronically homeless single adults diagnosed as mentally ill who may also have chemical addictions (MICA). 

Eligible Applicants

Permanent scattered-site supportive housing. Units may be clustered in a single location.

Funding Award Details

OMH Supported Housing funds over 19,000 units across New York and provides a per-unit rate for each tenant, which covers rent and supportive services. Funding announcements are irregular and are typically made on a local or regional basis.

Amount Details

Current rates vary by area, from $8,844 in Upstate New York to $16,884 in Westchester.


Projects are expected to remain in service for a minimum of 25 years.

Network Notes

Tenants pay 30% of their income toward rent. Funds are flexible and can be used for start-up costs, including furnishings and security deposits. However, the funding rate provides only for minimal services, often as little as one staff/tenant contact per month. Therefore, tenants must be very stable or have access to other services.

OMH favors agencies that have licensed OMH housing, including community residences, to free up bed capacity and create placement opportunities for people being discharged from psychiatric hospitals.

For More Information

To view the most recent RFP, please click here.

Supported Housing Guidelines are available on OMH's website.

Central New York Field Office
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse NY 13210-2319
(315) 426-3930
Fax: (315) 426-3950
Contact: Sharon Frisbee

Hudson River Field Office
4 Jefferson Plaza, 3rd Floor
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
(845) 454-8229
Fax: (845) 454-8218
Contact: Frank Barr

Long Island Field Office
Pilgrim PC, Building 45-3 998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood NY 11717-1087
(631) 761-2508
Fax: (631) 761-2820
Contact:  Jaime Pita

Western New York Field Office
737 Delaware Ave, Suite 200
Buffalo NY 14209
(716) 885-4219
Fax: (716) 885-4096
Contact: Jerry Scott

New York City Field Office
330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001-3101
(212) 330-1650
Fax: (212) 330-6359
Contact: Caren Abate

Last updated: 11/30/2017

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