NYSSHP is a source of service and operating funding for permanent supportive housing throughout NYS.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
- Adults: homeless individuals who need services to live independently.
- Young adults: aged 18-25, including youth aging out of foster care, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
- Families: families homeless or at risk and whose head of household needs services to maintain stable housing.
Eligible applicants are social service districts and nonprofit agencies including faith-based and charitable organizations.
OTDA may negotiate a reimbursement rate with each provider. Maximum Rate per Unit:
- Projects with <50 units: $200/month
- Projects with ≥50 units: $180/month
- Projects with <50 units: $275/month
- Projects with ≥50 units: $250/month
If a tenant's income exceeds 150% of the federal poverty level, however, he or she may be charged a service fee of no more than 50% of his or her service cost.
The contract term is 3 years, with a two-year extension possible, subject to annual appropriations.
- At least 80% of the funding must go to staffing, and there is a maximum of 10% available for administration. The agency must own or directly lease the property.
- Eligible services include: case management, counseling and crisis intervention, employment and vocational assistance, educational assistance, parenting skills development, pregnancy prevention (including counseling), family reunification and stability, life skills training and building security services.
- The SFY 2016 appropriation was approximately $30 million, providing support to 140 contracts. A new RFP was released in September 2017 for an additional $600,000 in new appropriations; this RFP was closed in October.
- In NYC, most of the funding for single adults goes through NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS). See our entry on DHS SRO Support Services.
- Organizations in NYC may apply directly to OTDA for families, young adults, seniors and housing for people living with HIV/AIDS.
- All other programs must apply through DHS. NYC pays the match for these programs.
For More Information
The 2017 RFP can be found here.
Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance
40 N. Pearl St. Suite 10B Albany, NY 12243-0001
New York City applies as a social services district for its single adult population. NYC programs interested in this funding, known as SRO Support Services Program, should contact DSS:
Patricia Dawson, Assistant Deputy Commissioner
Office of Supportive/Affordable Housing & Services
150 Greenwich St (4WTC)- 39th Floor – New York, NY 10007
Last updated: 08/30/2019