Illustrations by Tomi Um
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.