I am currently in a homeless shelter and seeking permanent housing...
The majority of permanent supportive housing for single adults on Long Island can only be accessed by first applying and being approved through SPA (Single Point of Access).
Requirements for OMH Housing through SPA:
Recent Psychological Evaluation demonstrating a severe and persistent mental illness
Recent Psychosocial evaluation
Physical and PPD
Rapid rehousing programs exit about 200 families in shelter, each year, by offering short-term rental assistance, housing search, and case management. Households do not apply for this program- families in shelter for more than one year are automatically added to a waitlist and then contacted by a rapid rehousing program when they are next on the wait list.
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN