Affordable Housing Resources

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The Office of Supportive and Affordable Housing and Services (OSAHS) is focused on developing permanent housing solutions for formerly homeless individuals and families. OSAHS works closely with other divisions of HRA and with other governmental and non-governmental service providers to develop new housing programs and to refer applicants to housing so the people we serve can achieve their maximum functional capacity in a safe supportive environment. OSAHS is the coordinating entity for Mayor de Blasio’s New York City 15/15 Supportive Housing initiative, working closely with DOHMH and HPD.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is a public development corporation which provides public housing in New York City, and is the largest public housing authority in North America. These resources are available to support individuals and families in need of affordable housing or homelessness prevention resources.

  • Living in Communities (LINC) Rental Assistance Program
    The LINC Rental Assistance Program helps move individuals and families from shelters operated by the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to permanent housing.

  • CITYFEPS Rent Supplement Program
    The CITYFEPS Rent Supplement Program can help eligible families with children at risk of entry to shelter and those already in shelter to secure permanent housing.

  • SEPS Rent Supplement Program
    The City's Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS) program can help eligible individual adults and adult families (families without children) at risk of entry to shelter and those already in shelter to secure permanent housing.

  • Pathway Home
    Pathway Home is a program that enables families and individuals to move out of shelter by moving in with friends or family members ("host families").

HUD-Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) Under the HUD-VASH program, eligible low income veterans receive a Section 8 rental voucher alongside case management and supportive services from the VA at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics.

Housing Services for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness