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Housing Related Sites

Transitioning youth need to learn how to seek out and maintain safe, stable, and affordable housing. Solid, stable housing provides a base from which to pursue life goals. The following sites offer information for young people getting ready to live independently.

Youth Success NYC - A Resource for Youth in Care and After Care Leaving OMH site
This site gives teens the information they need to be successful while in foster care and when they leave foster care. There are even some lessons that staff can use in their Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) classes. Teens can use these on their own too.

New York's Housing Search Site Leaving OMH site
Whether you're looking for housing or listing a property, nyhousingsearch.gov is always free. Listings are posted and updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which means they're always fresh. Check back often and find your way home.

Disability.gov Leaving OMH site is an award-winning federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.

This Housing section of Disability.gov has information about housing vouchers and other assistance programs, making a home accessible, and supportive housing that can help people with disabilities live independently in their communities. You'll also find information about the Fair Housing Act and how to file a housing discrimination complaint.

NY/NY III housing for 18-25 year old young adults Leaving OMH site
NY/NY III is an affordable, supportive housing program with a social services component, which serves young adults between 18-25 years old. This housing will be either (1) "congregate", where supportive services can be assessed on-site within reach of the tenant, or (2) "scattered-site’", in which individual apartments are rented from existing market housing throughout the City.

A Toolkit for Guiding Transition Age Young Adults to Long-term Housing Success Leaving OMH site
A document created by the NYC Children’s Plan Young Adult Housing Workgroup published in 2011. The material is intended for those taking on the challenging task of improving housing outcomes for young adults. The toolkit is non- traditional in addressing methods and approaches, as well as assumptions about the needs and behaviors of young adults.

Help for the Homeless Leaving OMH site
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides information regarding resources and services for New Yorkers.