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Governor Cuomo Announces 459 Housing Opportunities For New Yorkers With Developmental Disabilities Across The State

$58.9 Million Awarded to 53 Provider Agencies Creating 83 New Homes
12/18/17

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of 459 new certified housing opportunities for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities living at home across New York State. The Governor committed $58.9 million in the FY 2017 State Budget for these housing opportunities, which will be primarily geared to meet the needs of those living at home with aging caregivers, or whose caregivers can no longer support their loved ones.

 

"This investment is critical to ensuring our most vulnerable New Yorkers have access to safe, decent homes and the services they need to lead a quality life," Governor Cuomo said. "By providing funding to these local organizations, men and women living with developmental disabilities will receive top-notch care in a supportive environment, while helping establish stronger communities across the state."

 

In this first phase of a multi-year strategy, developed by the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the state is partnering with 53 provider agencies who will develop 83 new homes for 459 individuals across the state. The initiative primarily targets individuals living at home with their families.

 

A list by region of the awarded provider agencies, number of new certified housing opportunities, and number of homes is included below:

 

Capital Region

Housing Opportunities

Homes

Catholic Charities Disabilities

12

2

Center for Disability Services

12

2

 

 

 

Central New York

 

 

Citizens Advocates

4

1

Community Options

4

1

Hillside

12

2

Onondaga ARC

5

1

Seneca-Cayuga ARC

5

1

 

 

 

Finger Lakes

 

 

Able 2

10

2

ARC of Chemung

4

1

ARC of Livingston-Wyoming

6

1

CDS Monarch

6

1

Heritage Christian Services

12

2

Hillside FOA

6

1

Mary Cariola Children's Center

6

1

Ontario ARC

6

1

People Inc.

12

2

 

 

 

Long Island

 

 

Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities

6

1

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled

10

2

Citizens

6

1

Community Mainstreaming Associates

12

2

East End Disabilities Associates

5

1

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises

8

2

Head Injury Association

24

4

Young Adult Institute

6

1

 

 

 

Mid-Hudson Valley

 

 

Young Adult Institute

12

2

Abilities First

9

2

Access: Supports for Living

15

3

ARC of Rockland

6

1

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

5

1

Greystone Programs, Inc.

12

2

Institute of Applied Human Dynamics, Inc.

5

1

Yedei Chesed

11

2

 

 

 

Mohawk Valley

 

 

Liberty ARC

6

1

 

 

 

New York City

 

 

Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children

4

1

A Very Special Place

4

1

BIRCH

10

2

Center for Family Support

6

1

Catholic Guardian Society

12

2

Hamaspik of Brooklyn

12

2

Heartshare

6

1

Institute for Applied Human Dynamics, Inc.

5

1

Independent living Associates

6

1

Lifespire

4

1

Serviced for the Underserved

12

2

Unique People Services

12

2

Life's WORC

6

1

Young Adult Institute

12

2

 

 

 

North Country

 

 

Adirondack ARC

5

1

 

 

 

Southern Tier

 

 

Achieve

4

1

Community Options

4

1

 

 

 

Western New York

 

 

Aspire

8

2

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

10

2

Erie ARC

5

1

Heritage Christian Services

6

1

Hillside Family of Agencies

12

2

People Inc.

6

1

 

 

 

TOTAL:

459

83

 

The provider agencies were selected through a competitive Request for Services process where proposals were solicited from voluntary agencies with experience operating and developing residential programs. A panel consisting of regional office staff and stakeholders, including families, reviewed and scored the proposals to determine the awardees.

 

More than 37,000 New Yorkers currently live in OPWDD certified housing, including community residences, and another 4,200 residents receive subsidies or rental vouchers each year that assist them to live independently within their communities.

 

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Acting Commissioner Kerry A. Delaney said, "Ensuring that the individuals we support have a home where they can receive appropriate and timely services tailored to their specific needs is vital to our mission of ensuring that people we support live richer lives. We thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership and the Legislators who made this a reality. We also thank our provider partners and the families who worked with us to ensure that the opportunities selected are responsive to regional need."

 

Senator Ortt, Chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health said, "With this investment and the addition of new homes for our residents, it is clear New York continues to stand by our neighbors in the disability community. I am proud to stand with the agencies who care for our most vulnerable men and women and know that these individuals will receive the very best care at homes across the state."

 

Assemblywoman Gunther, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health said, "This funding is critical to providing a decent home for families and their loves ones living with developmental disabilities. I applaud Governor Cuomo for supporting this statewide effort to deliver quality homes to men and women across New York."

 

 

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