January 31, 2018
On January 10th, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation of a 30-bed scattered-site supportive housing (SH) program for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) in Queens. The units are intended to provide residents with affordable, independent housing and access to community resources and to reduce the demand for services in inpatient settings. This RFP’s housing program has been operational for many years and all units are currently tenanted. Housing units are intended for chronically homeless single adults with SMI or for adults who have a co-occurring SMI and substance use disorder.