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The Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP) provides a rental subsidy and supportive housing services for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. RTHP, previously known as Nursing Home to Independent Living (NHIL), is a Medicaid Redesign Team initiative funded by the Department of Health and administered by the New York Association on Independent Living. The program started in four areas of the state: Long Island, Syracuse, New York City and Rochester. The program is currently expanding to cover all of New York State.
Eligible participants of the program are those individuals who are either currently enrolled in the program or are individuals with one or more documented chronic physical disabilities and have two or more chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes, substance abuse disorder (SUD)). Participants in the program must be on Medicaid and referred as homeless high-utilizers by a hospital, Managed Care Organization (MCO), medical respite, Performing Provider System (PPS), or skilled nursing facility (SNF).

The RTHP subsidy will be modeled after the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Olmstead Housing Subsidy program in that the lease will be in the individual’s name and he/she will be 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 and Independent Living Specialists in the areas being served to provide outreach and assist eligible individuals with RTHP enrollment, unit selection, service planning and linkage to providers as needed.

 

Click below for a Rapid Transition Housing Program Referral Form.

Click below for a listing of Rapid Transition Housing Program Housing Specialists

Click below to download our brochure

 

RTHP 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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Rapid Housing Transition

Regional Contacts


Regions

Regional Lead Contact Information  Auxiliary Independent Living Centers

  Albany North

  Clinton, Essex,
  Franklin,
  Fulton, Hamilton,
  Montgomery,
  Saratoga,
  Warren,
  Washington

  Suffolk Adirondack Independent
  Living Center (SAIL)
  418 Geyser Rd.,
  Ballston Spa, NY
 Tel: 518-584-8202
  Fax: 518-584-1195


  SAIL Housing Specialist/
  Independent Living Specialist:
  Anthony Lemise
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  Albany South

  Albany, Columbia,
  Greene,
  Rensselaer,
  Schenectady,
  Schoharie

  Independent Living Center of the
  Hudson Valley (ILCHV)

  15-17 Third St.,
  Troy, NY 12180
  Tel: 518-274-0701
  Fax: 518-274-7944

  ILCHV Housing Specialist/
  Independent Living Specialist:
  Lisa Teamer
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  Buffalo

  Cattaraugus,
  Chautauqua,
  Erie, Niagara,
  Orleans,
  Wyominh

  Western New York Independent
  Living (WNYIL)

  3108 Main St.,
  Buffalo, NY 14214
  Tel: 716-284-4131
  Fax: 716-835-3967

  WNYIL Housing Specialist/
  Independent Living Specialist:
  Rob Williams
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Long Island

Nassau, Suffolk


Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
Taciana Cheriel (Lead)
3253 NY-112 Bldg 10, Suite 5
Medford, NY 11763

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Tel: 631-880-7929 
Fax: 631-946-6377

Toni De Sena (Assistant Director)
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SILO Housing Specialists:

Kaitlyn Fedziuk
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Gina Massa
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Kendra Fitzpatrick
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SILO Independent Living Specialists:

Arianna Yannetta

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Marianne Solomon-Franck

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Lower Hudson Valley

Dutchess, Orange,
Putnam, Rockland,
Sullivan, Ulster,
Westchester

 

Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC)
10 County Center Rd.,
2nd Floor
White Plains, NY 10607
Tel: 914-682-3926

WILC Housing Specialist/
Independent Living Specialist
Michele Bianchi
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New York City

Bronx, Kings,
New York,
Queens, Richmond

 

Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
 Abaewusuwa Egyin   (Lead) 
80-02 Kew Gardens Suite 400
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Tel: 646-442-1520
Fax: 718-866-1070

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CIDNY Housing Specialists:

Isabella Da Silva

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Nicole Foster

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CIDNY Independent Living Specialist:
Arturito Santacruz-Alvarez
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Bronx Independent Living Services, Bronx

Phone: 718-515-2800

Supervisor:
Soji Adu
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BILS Housing Specialist:
Cinthya Arias
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BILS Independent Living Specialists:
Monica Rodriguez
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Rochester

Genesee, Livingston, 

Monroe, Ontario,
Seneca, 
Wayne,
Yates

 

 
Center for Disability Rights (CDR)
Lead: Sherita Traywick
 
 
497 State St.,
Rochester, NY, 14608
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Tel: 585-546-7510
Fax: 585-546-7542
 
CDR Housing Specialist:

Reginald Faison
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CDR Housing Specialist/
Independent Living Specialist:
  Monique Johnson
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Southern Tier

Allegany, Broome,
Cayuga, Chemung,
Chenango, Cortland,
Delaware, Otsego, 
Schuyler, Steuben,
Tioga, Tompkins 

Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 East Fredrick St.,
Binghamton, NY 13904
Tel: 607-724-2111
Fax: 607-772-3606

STIC Housing Specialist/
Independent Living Specialist:

Nancy Huston
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Syracuse

Onondaga
(Lead) Demetria Wynn
ARISE Independent Living Center
635 James St.
Syracuse, NY, 13203
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Tel: 315-671-4643
Fax: 315-671-2977

ARISE Housing Specialists: 

Cassandra Lamar
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ARISE Independent Living Specialist:

Enid Martinez

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