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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
Kindre Anderton (lead))
Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL)
418 Geyser Road,
Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
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Tel: 518-792-3537
Fax: 518-584-1195
North Country Center for Independence
 
80 Sharron Ave.,
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901
Email:
Tel: 518-564-0239

 

Albany South

Albany, Columbia, Greene, 
Rensselaer, Schenectady, 
Schoharie
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
Brenda White (Lead)
15-17 Third St.,
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: 518-274-0701
Fax: 518-274-7944
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Maritza Mendez
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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

Erika Dane McGriff Buffalo (Lead)

Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL)
3108 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY, 14214

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 (716) 836-0822, Ext. 185 

(716) 256-9064 (cell)

 

Justice Fryling

Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL)

Independent Living of Niagara County

746 Portage Road

Niagara Falls, NY 14301

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716-284-4131
David Marg
Southwestern Independent Living Center
843 North Main St.,
Jamestown, NY, 14701
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Tel: 716-661-3010

Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk

Taciana Cheriel (Lead)
Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
3253 Route 112,
Medford, NY, 11763
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Tel: 631-880-7929
Fax: 631-946-6377

Assistant Director
Toni De Sena   Ext 164
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Simone Kelly

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Gillean Gradney

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Alyssa Yuchowitz   

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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
Tanesha Skinner
727 Ulster Ave.,
Kingston, NY, 12401
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Tel: 845-331-0541


BRIDGES 

Ketrisha Leger     

873 NY 45, New City, NY 10956

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Tel: 845-624-1366 ext.121

Taconic Resources for Independence
Melissa Llauger
82 Washington St., Suite 214
 

Yael Kortsarz

Westchester Disabled on the Move,

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
Aba Egyin
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
80-02 Kew Gardens Suite 400
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415
Tel: (646) 442-4156 ext. 4183
Fax: 718-866-1069
Cell: (347) 335-2590
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Housing Specialists:
 
Ester Benjamin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 917-476-6836
 

Qiana Hankins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 917-443-7731

 
Marilu Amigon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (929)407-7163 
 
 
Angela Utsey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 929-330-1938

Soraya Burrell

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled,

25 Elm Pl., 5th Floor,

Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Tel: 718-998-3000 ext. 305

 

Irving McDonald and

Madeline Maldonado

Bronx Independent Living Services,

2330 Hoffman Street, Bronx, NY 10458

Tel:718-515-2800

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Shante Alexander

Staten Island Center for Independent Living

470 Castleton Ave.

Staten Island, NY, 10301

Tel: 718-720-9016 EXT 202

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Rochester

Genesee, Livingston, 
Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, 
Wayne, Yates
Sherita Traywick
Center for Disability Rights (CDR)
497 State Street
Rochester, NY, 14608 
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Tel: 585-546-7510
Fax: 585-546-7542
Housing Specialists:
 

Katina Simmons

497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608 

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Tel: 585-546-7510 EXT. 3219
Southern Tier

Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, 
Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, 
Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, 
Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins
Eileen O’Brien (lead)
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 East Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY, 13904
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Tel: 607-724-2111
Fax: 607-772-3606
 
 
 
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 East Frederick St.
Binghamton NY 13904
Email: 
Tel: 607-724-211
 
AIM Independent Living Center
LaTrisha Gaboriault
271 E. 1st St.,

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
6104 NY-23
Oneonta, NY, 13820
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Tel: 607-432-8000
Syracuse

Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, 
Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, 
St. Lawrence, Jefferson
ARISE Independent Living Center

Demetria Wynn(Lead)

ARISE Independent Living Center
635 James Street
Syracuse, NY, 13203

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Tel: 315-671-4643
Fax: 315-671-2977 

Cliff Franklin

ARISE Independent Living Center

635 James Street

Syracuse NY 13203

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Tel: 315-472-3171 ext. 2620

Fax: 315-671-2977

Heather Shaver

Maximizing Independent Living Center,

1033 Paterson Street

Ogdensburg, NY, 13669

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Tel: 315-764-9442 ext 401

 
Becky Vanderwood
Resource Center for Independent Living,
131 Genesee St.,
Utica, NY, 13501
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Tel: 315-797-4642 x 2929