Housing-Onondaga County

Onondaga County

 

The following programs are operated by Central New York Services

 

Centralized Intake Department (CID)

Entry point for Intensive Apartment Program (IAP) and Single Room Occupancy (CR-SRO). Individuals must have documentation of a serious psychiatric disability and OMH high priority status. Single Point of Access (SPOA) form required for all programs. Download SPOA and fax to Residential Intake Department at (315) 214-3205 prior to scheduling an appointment. Off-site intakes may accommodate participant need.

321 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202   315.565.4199

Office of Mental Health Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing Programs assist individuals with a serious psychiatric disability and OMH high priority status to obtain independent apartment living within the community by providing individualized levels of support based on client need. Supports include assistance with housing set up, and communication with property owners, financial sources, and treatment teams. Participants are encouraged to engage with outpatient treatment and wellness self-management.

These programs are for individuals discharging from psychiatric hospitals or other transitional housing programs to assist with obtaining housing in the community through support and advocacy. To apply, submit SPOA application and mental health treatment records documenting serious psychiatric disability, OMH high priority status, and source of income.

http://www.ongov.net/mentalhealth/spoa.html

 

Supportive Housing I: Assists adults who have a serious psychiatric disability to obtain housing within the community; provides ongoing supportive services as needed.  Apply through Onondaga Adult SPOA team.

Supportive Housing II: Designed to transition clients from long-term care at state psychiatric facilities. Referrals open to OMH psychiatric facilities only.

Supportive Housing First: Works in conjunction with ACT team to provide housing. Referrals open to ACT team only, via Adult SPOA team.

Forensic Supportive Housing 1: For individuals identified as OMH level 1 treatment while in state prison (DOCCS), referred by OMH Pre-release Coordinators, prioritized and assigned by the OMH Division of Forensics clinical team in Albany via notification to SPOA Team.

Forensic Supportive Housing 2: For individuals at OMH level 1 treatment while in state prison (DOCCS) who are released to state psychiatric center care, and then prioritized for community housing.

Supported Housing Programs Onondaga County 518 James Street, Suite 240, Syracuse, NY 13203

Catherine Street and Star Park Apartments – Supportive Single Room Occupancy (SP-SRO):
Catherine Street and Star Park Apartment buildings each contain 25 SP-SRO Mental Health one-bedroom apartments. These SP-SRO units are for individuals who meet New York State Office of Mental Health SMI (severe mental illness) criteria. Basic case management and recovery support provided on site by CNYS staff. Referrals to SP-SRO apartments come from Onondaga County SPOA, Supportive Housing, Hutchings Psychiatric Center, state-operated community residences, state forensic institutions, prisons, local hospitals, jails, parole, probation, families, self, and other community-based organizations.
Leasing is by CRM Rental Management and an income requirement of 60% Aggregate Median Income (AMI) or lower is necessary. Twenty of the 25 SP-SRO apartments at Catherine Street and 25 of the 25 SP-SRO units at Star Park are Section 8 eligible. In addition to the application, the following documentation is required:

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Photo ID
• Award letter(s) showing benefits income
• Proof of employment income (if applicable)
• Bank statements for checking/savings/assets
Applications for Catherine Street are available by calling 315.937.5181. Please submit completed applications to catherinestreet@crmrentalmanagement.com.
Applications for Star Park are available by calling 315.337.1401 x 251.

 

Office of Mental Health (OMH) Licensed Residential Programs

Intensive Apartment Program/Apartment Treatment:

Designated for individuals who have a serious psychiatric disability and OMH high priority status. The program includes individualized service plans, and clients are required to participate in appropriate programming. Two bedroom apartments accommodate adults with children. Residential specialists work 1:1 to support symptom management, coach skill development, and provide individualized restorative services in 11 rehabilitative areas. Total of 27 units, of which 5 apartments located in the Catherine Street building and 5 apartments located in the Star Park building.

To apply:
• SPOA application, MH treatment records, proof of serious psychiatric disability, OMH high priority status, and Physician’s Authorization required.
• Must meet Medicaid medical necessity criteria for Medicaid billing and pay SSI Congregate Care Level II fees.
• Apply through CNYS Residential Intake Department or Onondaga County SPOA Team.

518 James Street, Suite 280, Syracuse, NY 13203,  315.214.3363

 

Community Residence Single Room Occupancy CR-SRO

Long-term, dormitory-style housing for adults who meet the criteria for OMH serious mental illness (SMI).  Residences staffed 24/7 with secure reception areas. On-site staff provides services including medication self-administration assistance, crisis intervention, skills coaching to build activities for daily living, person-centered recovery opportunities, and social and recreational events. Meals and snacks provided, if desired. Laundry rooms, TV lounges, and game rooms available. Participants are encouraged to build independent living skills and may transition to less supportive housing, but no limit exists for length of stay. Candidates should be eligible for SSI Level II Benefits to pay residence fees.

Genesee CR-SRO

Program links three homes to create a service complex for 48 individuals. Located adjacent to a city bus stop. Backyard landscape provides comfortable leisure space.

1621 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210  315.428.8527

Gateway CR-SRO

Constructed by CNYS, this residence is located on a large lot with ample green space.  Serves up to 24 individuals.

1003 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202  315.475.2107

Hawthorn CR-SRO

Newer construction on a large corner lot.  Serves up to 24 individuals.

703 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202  315.475.2107

Homestead CR-SRO

Constructed by CNYS, this residence offers contains private apartments.  Rooms contain kitchenette facilities and private bathrooms.  Serves up to 24 individuals.

222 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY  315.476.7345

To apply:

  • SPOA application, MH treatment records, proof of SMI eligibility, source of income, history and physical, and capacity for self-preservation required.
  • Apply through CNYS Residential Intake Department or Onondaga County SPOA Team.

                                                                                                              Income-based Housing
Catherine Street Affordable Apartments:
Star Park Apartments offers 20 affordable apartments, 10 one-bedroom and 10-two bedroom. All apartments have Section 8 project-based vouchers and are eligible to individuals with their own section 8 certificates. Tenant rents based upon individual income amounts. Leasing is by CRM Rental Management and an income requirement of 60% Aggregate Median Income (AMI) or lower is necessary. In addition to the application, the following documentation is required:

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Photo ID
• Award letter(s) showing benefits income
• Proof of employment income (if applicable)
• Bank statements for checking/savings/assets
Applications for Catherine Street are available by calling 315.937.5181. Please submit completed applications to catherinestreet@crmrentalmanagement.com.

Star Park Affordable Apartments:
Star Park Apartments offers 20 affordable apartments, 10 one-bedroom and 10-two bedroom. All apartments are section 8 eligible, but do not have Section 8 project based vouchers. Leasing is done by CRM Rental Management and an income requirement of 50-60% Aggregate Median Income (AMI) or lower is necessary. In addition to the application, the following documentation is required:

• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Photo ID
• Award letter(s) showing benefits income
• Proof of employment income (if applicable)
• Bank statements for checking/savings/assets
Applications for Star Park are available by calling 315.337.1401 x 251.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Funded Programs

Susan’s Place

Thirteen apartments open to women with a documented disability.  Some capability to serve women with dependent children.  Apartments leased in CNY Services’ name; CNYS pays full rent to property owner and charges client 30% of their income.  Clients seen by staff on a weekly basis. Referrals from the Coordinated Entry List produced by CoC.

107-3 Alpine Drive, DeWitt, NY 13214  315.214.3363

Recovery Permanent Supportive Housing Program (RPSHP): Assists adults with a documented disability in locating housing within the community. Program provides case management as needed and requires a transition from homelessness as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Apply through the Housing and Homelessness Coalition’s Coordinated Entry List/HMIS.

Welch Terrace

Apartments for consumers with HIV-related disabilities. Owned by Welch Terrace Housing Development Fund, Inc. with management and program services provided by CNYS. One-bedroom apartments may accommodate more than one person. Units have kitchens, living rooms, and baths designed for persons with physical disabilities. Secure environment offers support services for promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Referrals from area service providers. Contact: (315) 422-5611 for more information or application.

1047 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Office of Mental Health (OMH) Residential Supports

Hutchings Transition Integration Team: Multidisciplinary team, funded by the OMH Community Reinvestment grant, is designed to work with individuals who fit the OMH State Psychiatric Center long stay criteria at Hutchings. The team works with people while still inpatient to help prepare them for discharge and then follow them from State PC inpatient unit into desired community based settings (Onondaga County) to provide highly individualized time-limited hospital diversion/other support services.

All referrals for this program must go through Hutchings Inpatient staff.

Location: 518 James Street, Suite 240, Syracuse, NY 13203 (315) 251-4645

 

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