NYS OTDA Homeless Housing and Assistance Program RFP Released

On May 29th, the NYS Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation (HHAC) and the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) released the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP) Request for Proposals (RFP). HHAC will accept applications for funding beginning on June 28, 2018. 

Under HHAP, grants and loans are provided to acquire, construct and rehabilitate housing for persons who are or would otherwise be homeless. Eligible projects may provide permanent supportive housing, transitional housing or emergency shelter to homeless single individuals or families. Not-for-profit corporations and their subsidiaries, charitable organizations, municipalities, public corporations, public housing authorities, and certain joint-ventures are eligible to apply for HHAP funding.

Priority points will be given to:

  • Applications that propose supportive housing developed utilizing services and operating funding obtained or to be obtained through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI); or

  • Applications that propose supportive housing projects targeted to veterans or that give priority to veterans by planning them ahead of other homeless populations on the project waiting list.

A total of $64 million is available, of which $5 million may be reserved for the development of projects serving homeless persons with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, up to $1 million may be used for emergency shelter repairs in local social service districts with a population of less than five million. 

This RFP is an open-ended RFP, meaning proposals will be accepted for consideration on a continuous basis until it is determined funds are no longer available for award or this methodology no longer serves a purpose for HHAC. 

To view the RFP on the OTDA website, click here. To view the entry for HHAP in our Funding Guide, which outlines the RFP in more detail, please click here.

Important Dates:

RFP Released

May 29, 2018


June 8, 2018 at 10:00am

Questions Due

Continually (written only)

Applications Accepted

Beginning June 28th until all funds are allocated

Proposals Due

Open Window (until all funds are allocated)

Questions may be submitted via mail, fax or email to:

Ms. Dana Greenberg
NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
40 North Pearl Street, 10-B
Albany, NY 12243
Fax: (518) 486-7068