Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) is a statewide 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 initiative to help address the needs of eligible Medicaid participants in transitioning from nursing home settings or preventing nursing home placement.

Eligible participants of the program are those enrolled in Medicaid who are in need of nursing home level of care, 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 is required to pay 30% of their monthly income, less allowances. There will also be 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 to, and assist eligible individuals with OHS program enrollment.

Olmstead Housing Subsidy Referral Form.

List of Regional Contacts.

OHS informational brochure for participants and social workers.

OHS informational brochure for existing landlords and tenants.

Olmstead Housing Database

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Brennan
Director of Housing Programs
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
Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL)
418 geyser Road
Ballston Spa, NY 

Rodney Dukes

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Tel: 518-584-8202
Fax: 518-584-1195
North Country Center for Independence, Plattsburgh
Tel: 518-563-9058
Christina Walton
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Albany South

Albany, Columbia, Greene, 
Rensselaer, Schenectady, 
Schoharie

Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
15-17 3rd St,
Troy, NY 12180

Nyisha Brown

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Tel: 518-274-0701
Fax: 518-274-7944

Capital District Center for Independence, Albany
Jim Buzon
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Tel: 518-459-6422

Buffalo

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

Lynette Torgalski
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Tel: 716-836-0822

Southwestern Independent Living Center, Jamestown
Nicole Gustafson
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Tel: 716-661-3010
Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk
Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
755 Waverly Ave
Holtsville, NY 11742

Lori Corrar 

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Tel: 631 880-7929 x 105
Fax: 631 946-6377
Angelica Licciardi
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Tynesha Everette
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Lower Hudson Valley

Dutchess, Orange, 
Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, 
Ulster, Westchester
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC)
White Plains, NY

Jay Stevens

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Tel: 914- 682-3926
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Kingston
Tom Caplan
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Tel: 845-331-0541

Rockland Independent Living Center, New City 
Brittany Weiner
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Tel: 845-624-1366

Taconic Resources for Independence, Poughkeepsie
Kyle Stevens
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Tel: 845-452-3913

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

New York City

Bronx, Kings, New York, 
Queens, Richmond
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
80-02 Kew Gardens Suite 400
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Dheki Dolma Lama
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Tel: 646-442-1520
Fax: 347-561-4883

Zola MendozaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Brooklyn
27 Smith St # 200
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-998-3000
Desimarie Wright
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Tel: 718-998-3000
 
Bronx Independent Living Services, Bronx
4419 Third Avenue, Suite 2C
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: 718-515-2800
Annette Smith
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Tel: 718-515-2800
Rochester

Genesee, Livingston, 
Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, 
Wayne, Yates
Center for Disability Rights (CDR)
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608

John Simaitis
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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
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
Binghamton, NY 
Joanne Carlyle
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Tel: 607-724-2111
Fax: 607-772-3606
AIM Independent Living Center, Corning
Jessica Harshberger
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Tel: 607-962-8225
 
Access to Independence
Cortland, NY 
Todd Simmons
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Tel: 607-753-7363
 
Catskill Center for Independence
Oneonta, NY
Tel: 607-432-8000 
Syracuse

Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, 
Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, 
St. Lawrence, Jefferson
ARISE Independent Living Center
635 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Kate Haskins
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Tel: 315-671-2948
Fax: 315-671-2977
Massena Independent Living Center, Massena
Tina Laflesh
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Tel: 315-764-9442

Resource Center for Independent Living, Utica
Cliff Franklin
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Tel: 315-797-4642