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OASAS Announces Fourth Round of Funding to Provide Housing for Homeless Families in NYC

OASAS has released an RFP for $2 million to establish up to 80 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families in NYC.

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Factors Leading to Success in Permanent Supportive Housing

In a series of Focus Groups, individuals and families living in OASAS permanent supportive housing apartments reported that the OASAS housing is a key factor in helping to maintain recovery and move toward self-sufficiency.

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OASAS Vision — OASAS believes that safe, affordable housing and stable living-wage employment are fundamental to successful long-term recovery. The vehicle to help individuals, families and communities facing addiction and homelessness is Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), nonprofit-operated affordable housing, supported by on-site services. PSH programs are the means by which New York State is able to give hope to individuals, families and communities in recovery.

Our Mission is to ensure successful long-term recovery by helping recovering homeless individuals and families gain access to both affordable permanent housing and stable living wage employment. This will be done by providing the support services necessary to assist participants in gaining both daily life skills and marketable work skills. Our housing programs make a direct contribution to a community’s economic strength and stability through the rental subsidies paid directly to private landlords.

Individuals and families who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness are in most need of PSH programs. Other types of housing that are available to those in need include Emergency Housing and Transitional Housing.

Are You Homeless or At-Risk of Homelessness?

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)Link to external site is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals, including supervising homeless housing and services programs.

If you are currently homeless or at-risk of homelessness, please contact your local Department of Social ServicesLink to external site.

If you are located in New York City, contact the NYC Department of Homeless ServicesLink to external site.

OASAS does not operate housing or provide services directly to individuals. To find a provider in your area, see our Housing Provider Directory. New Item