OASAS Residential Services: Upstate Permanent Supportive Housing
The Permanent Supportive Housing program is overseen by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and is geared towards individuals and families in recovery who are currently homeless or are at risk of homelessness. The purpose of the program is to assist tenants with successfully transitioning into permanent housing. Liberty Resources currently operates seven Permanent Supportive Housing apartments in Madison County. All apartments are fully furnished and move in ready. To be eligible for services, individuals and/or families must meet the following criteria:
- Must have a documented substance use disorder
- Must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Participant/household income cannot exceed 50% of the median income
Supportive services appropriate to the needs of each tenant are provided. This is established through individual assessment and the development of an individualized service plan. Program staff, either directly or through linkages, assists tenants with accessing resources that will enhance their ability to secure employment, including educational opportunities, job readiness skills, vocational training, and employment placement and retention. Apartments are turnkey and all tenants have the option to take over responsibility of the lease where they are residing when it is determined Permanent Supportive Housing services are no longer needed.
A staff member will make contact to schedule a phone screen after receiving application, bio-psychosocial evaluation, income documentation, and a letter confirming homeless status.
When admission criteria are met, the applicant will be admitted or placed on a waiting list for services.