The New York Association on 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:
Statewide Systems Advocacy Network (SSAN)
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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Open Doors (MFP)
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.
Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS)
Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) is a rental housing subsidy program that provides transitional housing support to Medicaid beneficiaries with a disability that have lived, or currently live in a nursing home. 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.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
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.
Rapid Transition Housing
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.
The Good Neighbor Program
The Good Neighbor Program (GNP) assists people in nursing homes who wish to return to the community. Individuals that live in nursing homes may find they no longer have connections to their community and informal supports that might have existed prior to admission. The Good Neighbor Program is designed to fill gaps in the informal support network by enlisting Neighbors to support transition to community living.