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Office of Mental Health

Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

New York State is issuing this RFP opportunity to provide services and operating funding of at least 1,200 units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. Capital funding to develop these units is available through separate funding mechanisms. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) serves as the lead procurement agency of the ESSHI Interagency Workgroup which administers the program.


The period for application submission for the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) will be re-opened to accept applications from Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm.