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Office of Mental Health

Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

New York State is issuing this RFP, for the development and operation of at least 1,200 new units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. This RFP seeks to award the fourth year's commitment of the New York State plan to develop 6,000 units over five years. NYS will award service and operating funding for units of housing developed to support the needs of individuals residing in the units.


August 22,2019

Please be advised that the scheduled Bidders’ Conferences (9/3/19 and 9/5/19) are in-person events. Personal attendance, while not mandatory, will be the bidders’ only opportunity to learn more about and hear the information to be shared regarding the ESSHI RFP released on 8/16/19.