NYAIL

The Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) program is a two-year statewide pilot program to establish a rental subsidy and transitional housing support service program for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. The funding was made available as part of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s Supportive Housing Workgroup 2014-15 allocation plan to help address the needs of eligible Medicaid participants in transitioning from nursing home settings or preventing nursing home placement.

Eligible participants of the pilot program are those enrolled in Medicaid who are in need of nursing home level of care as determined by the Uniform Assessment System (UAS), who are homeless or unstably housed, and who have spent at least one hundred and twenty (120) consecutive days in a nursing home over the most recent two-year period and who have the ability to live safely in the community.

The OHS subsidy is modeled after the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) waiver subsidy programs in that the individual will be required to pay 30% of their monthly income, less allowances. There is also funding available for “community transition services” which includes security deposits, moving expenses, utility payments and household establishment purchases.

NYAIL is partnering with member ILCs to staff housing specialists across the state to provide outreach, and assist eligible individuals with OHS program enrollment. The Olmstead Housing Subsidy program contract start date was August 1, 2016 and we have begun processing subsidies.

Click below for an Olmstead Housing Subsidy Referral Form.

Click below to download a list of Regional Contacts.

Click below to download the OHS informational brochure for participants and social workers.

Click below to download the OHS informational brochure for existing landlords and tenants.

 

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Brennan,
Program Manager
Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program
155 Washington Ave, Suite 208
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-465-4650 x110
Fax 518-465-4625
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Olmstead Housing Subsidy

Regional Contacts


Regional Counties

Contact Information  Auxiliary Independent Living Centers
Albany North

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, 

Fulton, Hamilton,
Montgomery, Saratoga,
Warren, Washington
Helen Kalinkewicz
Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL)
71 Glenwood Ave
Queensbury, NY 12804
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Tel: 518-338-2216
Fax: 518-792-0979
North Country Center for Independence, Plattsburgh
Tel: 518-563-9058
Elizabeth Davis
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Albany South

Albany, Columbia, Greene, 

Rensselaer, Schenectady, 
Schoharie
Nyisha Brown
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
15-17 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
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Tel: 518-274-0701
Fax: 518-274-7944
Capital District Center for Independence, Albany
Laurie Milward
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Tel: 518-459-6422
Buffalo

Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, 

Erie, Niagara, Orleans, 
Wyoming
Desiree Wlodarek
Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL)
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Tel: 716-284-4131 x 205
Fax: 716-835-3967

Southwestern Independent Living Center, Jamestown
Kevin Bimber
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Tel: 716-661-3010

 

Batavia WNYIL

Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk
Lori Corrar
Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
755 Waverly Ave.
Holtsville, NY 11742
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Tel: 631 880-7929 x 105
Fax: 631 946-6377

Angelica Licciardi
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Lower Hudson Valley

Dutchess, Orange, 

Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, 
Ulster, Westchester
Jay Stevens
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC)
White Plains, NY
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Tel: 914- 682-3926

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Kingston-
Brenda Debaun
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Tel: (845) 331-0541 ext 30

Rockland Independent Living Center, New City –
Darnell Pierre
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Tel: (845) 624-1366

Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie
Hilda Lausell
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Tel: 845-452-3913

Westchester Disabled on the Move, Yonkers
Melissa Robles-Samuels
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Tel: 914-968-4717

New York City

Bronx, Kings, New York, 

Queens, Richmond
Nelina Bowan
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
841 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY 10003
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Tel: 212-674-2300
ax: 212-254-5953

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Brooklyn
Nelina Bowan
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Tel: 212-674-2300

Bronx Independent Living Services, Bronx
718-515-2800
Luz Cantres This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rochester

Genesee, Livingston, 

Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, 
Wayne, Yates

Diane Dennie
Center for Disability Rights (CDR)
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
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Tel: 585-546-7510
Fax: 585-546-7542

Southern Tier

Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, 

Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, 
Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, 
Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins
Joanne Carlyle
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 East Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY 13904
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Tel: 607-724-2111
Fax: 607-772-3606

AIM Independent Living Center, Corning
Jessica Harshberger
607-962-8225 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access to Independence, Cortland Maria Mucaria
607-753-7363
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Catskill Center for Independence, Oneonta
Jade Pendolf 607-432-8000
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Syracuse

Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, 

Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, 
St. Lawrence, Jefferson
Jason Mcdowell
ARISE Independent Living Center
635 James Street
Syracuse,NY13203
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Tel: 315-671-2948
Fax: 315-671-2977
Massena Independent Living Center, Massena
Tina Laflesh
315-764-9442
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Resource Center for Independent Living, Utica
Cliff Franklin
315-797-4642
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