jump to content
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Link to NYS Home Page in new browser window Link to New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Home Page

Featured Items

OASAS Releases Second Round RFP for Homeless Families

OASAS released an RFP for $1.5 million to support at least 60 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families in NYC.

read more

OASAS Awards $1.875 million for Permanent Supportive Housing for Families

OASAS awarded $1.875 million to five voluntary agencies to establish 75 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families in NYC.

read more

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.

read more

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.