Important information on the Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) and coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available. Please visit: https://ilny.us/program-information-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19

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. 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 Skilled Nursing Facility settings.

Eligible participants of the program are those enrolled in Medicaid who are homeless, living in a Skilled Nursing Facility for at least 120 consecutive days, and 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. 

Olmstead Housing Program Brochure:

Olmstead Housing Database  (Authorized Users Only)


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)
Sharon Frederick (lead)
418 Geyser Rd.,
Ballston Spa, NY,  
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Tel: 518-584-8202
Fax: 518-584-1195
North Country Center for Independence
Karrie Pesko
80 Sharron Ave.,
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901
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Tel: 518-563-9058

 

Albany South

Albany, Columbia, Greene, 
Rensselaer, Schenectady, 
Schoharie
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
Hunter Share (lead)
15-17 Third St.,
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: 518-274-0701
Fax: 518-274-7944
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Capital District Center for Independence
Shannon DeMayo
1716 Central Ave.,
Albany, NY, 12205
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Tel: 518-459-6422
Buffalo

Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, 
Erie, Niagara, Orleans, 
Wyoming
Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL)
John Genesky (Lead)
3108 Main St.,
Buffalo, NY, 14214
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Housing Specialist:
Manuel Coye
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Tel: 716-284-4131
Fax: 716-835-3967
Southwestern Independent Living Center
David Marg
843 N. Main St.,
Jamestown, NY, 14701
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Tel: 716-661-3010
Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk
Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
Kelly-Rae Douglas (lead)
3253 Route 112
Medford, NY, 11763
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Tel: 631-880-7929
Fax: 631-946-6377

Assistant Director - Nicole Johnson
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OHS Housing Specialists at SILO

Amanda Romahn
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Josselyn Fuentes
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Maria Vanegas
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Lower Hudson Valley

Dutchess, Orange, 
Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, 
Ulster, Westchester
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC)
Don Wiggins (lead)
10 County Center Rd.,
2nd Floor,
White Plains, NY, 10607
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Tel: 914-682-3926

Resource Center for Accessible Living
Karen Winkle-Gorsline
727 Ulster Ave.,
Kingston, NY, 12401
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Tel: 845-331-0541


BRIDGES 
Marise Fede

2290 Palisades Center Dr.,
West Nyack, NY, 10994
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Tel: 845-624-1366


Taconic Resources for Independence
Melissa Llauger
82 Washington St., Suite 214
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
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Tel: 845-452-3913
 
Westchester Disabled on the Move
Shayna Brown  
984 N. Broadway, Suite 400,
Yonkers, NY, 10701
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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)

Kareem Martin (lead)
80-02 Kew Gardens Suite 400
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415
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Tel: 646-442-1520
Fax: 718-866-1069

 

Housing specialists:
Jorge Gomez

 

Ester Benjamin

 

Christina Mora
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Heiu Dang
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Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
Desimarie Wright
27 Smith St., Suite 200,
Brooklyn, NY,11201
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Tel: 718-998-3000

Bronx Independent Living Services
4419 3rd Ave., #2C,
Bronx, NY, 10457
 
Irving McDonald
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Tel: 718-515-2800

Kimberly Escolastico
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Tel: 718-515-2800

Staten Island Center for Independent Living
Michelle Sabatino
470 Castleton Ave.,
Staten Island, NY, 10301
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Tel: 718-720-9016
Rochester

Genesee, Livingston, 
Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, 
Wayne, Yates
Center for Disability Rights (CDR)
John Simaitis (lead)
497 State St.,
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
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
Sarah McChesney (lead)
135 East Fredrick St.,
Binghamton, NY, 13904
 
Tel: 607-724-2111
Fax: 607-772-3606
 
AIM Independent Living Center
LaTrisha Gaboriault
271 E. 1st St.,
Corning, NY, 14830
Tel: 607-962-8225 ex. 141
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Access to Independence
Terri Rigge
26 N. Main St.,
Cortland, NY, 13045
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Tel: 607-753-7363


Catskill Center for Independence
Heather Merrill
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Tel: 607-432-8000
Syracuse

Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, 
Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, 
St. Lawrence, Jefferson
ARISE Independent Living Center
Kate Haskins (lead)
635 James St.
Syracuse, NY, 13203
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Tel: 315-671-2992
Fax: 315-671-2977
 
Housing Specialist:
Cliff Franklin
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Massena Independent Living Center
Stephanie Quenneville
156 Center St.,
Massena, NY, 13820
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Tel: 315-764-9442

Resource Center for Independent Living
Gene Hughes
131 Genesee St.,
Utica, NY, 13501
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Tel: 315-797-4642