Individuals who have achieved the level of rehabilitation and recovery to enter the Supported Housing Program live independently in their own apartments in the community.Supported Housing is an extended-stay program where tenants receive case management services and a rental subsidy to help support their independent living. The Supported Housing Program provides rental subsidies for legal apartments throughout the New York City borough of Queens and Nassau County. Apartment types range from studio units to three-bedroom units and the program allows for families.
Since the Supported Housing Program is an independent living program, tenants are required to demonstrate good tenancy behaviors, the ability to manage their finances, treatment and environment with a minimal amount of assistance from staff members. Generally, our tenants come from community residences, homeless shelters, family living situations, hospitals or from substandard living situations.
Individuals must be self supporting and have an income, typically from wages, pensions, Public Assistance or Social Security sources. They are involved in some sort of daily activity which may be employment, volunteering, school or an outpatient program. Tenants pay one third of their monthly income toward their rent and pay for their monthly expenses, such as food, utilities, travel and entertainment. Transitional Services provides every new tenant with the furnishings they need to make their new apartment complete as well as comfortable.
While in the Supported Housing Program, tenants receive monthly contact from their case manager who will work with them to make sure that their needs are being met. They may provide direct assistance, such as negotiating repairs with the landlord. They also provide referrals to local community services, such as healthcare, vocational services, benefit advocacy or treatment services. Supported Housing staff is available to each tenant 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.
For more information on our Supported Housing Program, please contact our Intake Department at (718) 343-2945 extension 140.
Transitional Services for New York, Inc.
10-16 16 2nd Street
Whitestone, New York 11357