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Office of Mental Health

Supportive Housing Guidelines

These Guidelines apply to the operation of permanent supportive housing units funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) either through direct contract or through Local Government Unit (LGU) contracts.

Supportive Housing settings include scattered-site or single-site developments. They include units developed under OMH’s Supportive Single Room Occupancy (SP-SRO) initiatives or the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

Supportive Housing Guidelines

Rehabilitation and Tenancy Support (RTS) Services

Are you a Supportive Housing provider? OMH is introducing Medicaid billing for these RTS Services.
Learn more about how to prepare.

State Plan Amendment (SPA)

RTS Kickoff Letter

Frequently Asked Questions

RTS Participation Attestation

LPHA Recommendation Form


Reporting Rehabilitative and Tenancy Support Services in CAIRS
Beginning 1/1/2023, providers who opt to receive state aid for RTS Services must report service delivery in the Children and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS). We are holding webinars in December and January for staff responsible for monthly reporting in CAIRS

View December 19th Recorded Session and Presentation slides

Register for the Wednesday, January 18th Session
Time: 3pm – 4pm

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance for Supportive Housing Rehabilitative and Tenancy Support (RTS) SPA Implementation

OMH is providing six (6) open forums for providers of OMH supportive housing, SP-SROs, and CR-SROs that opt to receive State Aid for Medicaid-reimbursable RTS Services.


Meetings will occur every other Thursday from 1pm – 2pm beginning January 12, 2023
(Session Dates:1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23)

Register Today