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Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of $100 Million Affordable, Supportive Housing Development in Brooklyn

April 24, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of CAMBA Gardens Phase II, a $100 million affordable, supportive, and sustainable housing development in the Wingate section of Brooklyn. Built on the grounds of King's County Hospital by CAMBA Housing Ventures, the new development is a national model for co-locating housing and healthcare, providing 293 apartments with 182 set aside for formerly homeless families and individuals.


Governor Cuomo Announces Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Will Remain in West Seneca

April 4, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center will permanently remain operating in West Seneca following extensive community input into a proposal to relocate the facility to renovated space at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. As part of the plan to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca, the Governor also announced that the State has identified other resources to support services for up to 1,000 children outside a clinical setting that would have been funded through the cost savings resulting from the relocation plan.


The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces a new procedure for the submission of Comprehensive Prior Approval Review (PAR) Applications

March 13, 2018

In accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Rules, and Regulations, a Comprehensive PAR application is required when a service provider or proposed provider seeks to establish a new program or make significant changes to an existing, licensed program.


Governor Cuomo Announces Efforts to Combat Maternal Depression and Prevent Maternal Mortality Leaving OMH site

January 25, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new efforts to combat maternal depression and prevent maternal mortality in New York State. The Governor will direct the Department of Financial Services to require all health insurance policies include coverage for maternal depression screening, and will launch a new Maternal Mortality Review Board. The announcements come as New York is ranked 30th in the nation for maternal mortality rates, and are part of Governor Cuomo's 2018 Women's Agenda Leaving OMH site for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity and the FY 2019 Executive Budget.


New York State Expanding Program to Help Individuals with Disabilities Find Employment Leaving OMH site

January 11, 2018

The New York State Employment First Commission, created by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and chaired by the New York State Office of Mental Health, has announced new resources to help increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The new program, called the "Employment First Benefits Advisory System," will provide advice on financial assistance and work incentives for individuals with disabilities who are working or seeking work.


Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of $65 Million Affordable Housing Development in the Bronx Leaving OMH site

January 9, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction of three multifamily rental buildings with 138 affordable apartments in the Bronx called The Grand. The project is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented $20 billion, five-year plan launched in FY 2017 to provide permanent supportive housing, affordable housing with on-site services that help formerly homeless and disabled tenants live in dignity in the community, by constructing and rehabilitating 100,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 units of supportive housing. The Grand is the largest ground-up, low-cost tax-exempt bond deal developed by a minority-owned firm since Governor Cuomo took office.


Governor Cuomo Announces $60 Million in Awards to Mental Health and Addiction Healthcare Providers to Lower Cost and Improve Outcomes Leaving OMH site

January 4, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York will issue $60 million in awards over three years to mental health and addiction services providers as part of the transformation of the State's Medicaid system. The awards will aid behavioral health providers transform to a business model of Value-Based Payment, which rewards quality of care and better health outcomes, rather than the volume of services they provide.