The New York Association of Independent Living administers several statewide and regional programs in collaboration with its member ILCs, all of which are focused on helping people with disabilities live independently in the community. To learn more about NYAIL’s diverse programs, click the links below:


The Statewide Systems Advocacy Network (SSAN) was developed to support the Independent Living movement in the development of local partnerships and coalitions to engage in community education about issues impacting people with disabilities.

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In 2014, NYAIL was selected by the Department of Health to coordinate the Open Doors Transition Center Project and Peer Outreach and Referral Program as part of State's Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. The programs are funded through the MFP Federal Rebalancing Demonstration Grant.

Peer Outreach
Transition Center

Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) is a statewide rental subsidy and transitional housing support service program for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. NYAIL administers the program and partners with member ILCs to staff housing specialists across the state to provide outreach to and assist eligible individuals with OHS program enrollment.

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NYAIL is partnering with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to expand the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to New Yorkers with disabilities. NACDD is one of 10 national organizations that has received funding from the Center for Disease Control to expand the DPP program to underserved areas and priority populations.

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The Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP) is a rental subsidy and support services program for homeless, high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. NYAIL administers the Rapid Transition Housing Program in collaboration with its member ILCs in four areas of the state: Long Island, Syracuse, New York City and Rochester.


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