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We would like to thank all our funders and offer our visitors the opportunity to learn more about who they are and what they do.
With its role in New York State government, the mission of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is:
To promote greater self-sufficiency of the State’s residents through the efficient delivery of temporary and transitional assistance, disability assistance, and the collection of child support.
Meeting Clients Where They Are
The NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS), domestic violence support services are administered by the Office of Domestic Violence (ODV), which connects clients with temporary housing, emergency shelter and supportive services such as counseling and referral to other benefits. ODV directly operates one emergency domestic violence shelter, oversees the reimbursement of 38 private emergency residential programs, and oversees and provides client referrals for eight transitional housing programs. Victims of domestic violence may receive temporary housing, emergency shelter and supportive services for themselves and their children. All programs provide a safe environment as well as counseling, advocacy and referral services.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency’s mission is to promote housing equality and create and sustain viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers though housing education, outreach, loan and development programs and enforcement of housing standards. HPD is responsible for implementing the New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP), a multibillion dollar initiative to finance 165,000 units of affordable housing for half a million New Yorkers by the close of the 2014 fiscal year. HPD is on track to meet that deadline and perhaps surpass the goal.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is a department of New York City government responsible for public health along with issuing birth certificates, dog licenses, and conducting restaurant inspection and enforcement.
NYC DOHMH & Housing Services (Supportive Housing)
Supportive housing is the proven cost-effective solution to homelessness, as it is less costly to provide permanent housing than to expend resources on emergency care, such as shelters, hospitals and prisons. Studies have shown that an adult who is homeless and mentally ill in New York City uses an average of $40,449 in publicly funded services per year. The cost of one night in supportive housing is just $41 as compared to a night in shelter ($54.42), state prison ($74), city jail ($164.57), a mental hospital ($467), or a hospital ($1,185).
The New York City Health Department currently funds the services and rental subsidies in over 5,000 units of supportive housing across New York City, and another 3,000 units are in development and scheduled to open over the next 10 years.
The NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) assists individuals living with AIDS or clinical symptomatic HIV illness to live healthier, more independent lives. The program can help clients with individualized service plans to target necessary benefits and provide support that is specific to their medical situation and that will enhance their well-being. HASA clients receive ongoing case management and are assigned to a caseworker at one of our HASA centers, located in all 5 boroughs.
HASA services include intensive case management and assistance in applying for public benefits and services, including:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
- Cash assistance
- Emergency transitional housing
- Non-emergency housing
- Rental assistance
- Home care and homemaking services
- Mental health and substance abuse screening and treatment referrals
- Employment and vocational services
- Transportation assistance
- SSI or SSD application and appeal
Hotline Phone Numbers
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
In New York City ONLY
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350