Single Source Procurement: Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program

Pursuant to New York State Finance Law § 163.10(b), The New York State Department of Health is presenting the following summary of relevant circumstances, and material and substantial reasons why a competitive procurement was not feasible. The New York State Department of Health Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to one eligible grantees to support ongoing currently funded projects.

In November 2012, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order Number 84 to create the Olmstead Development and Implementation Cabinet (Olmstead Cabinet). The Olmstead Cabinet was charged with developing a plan consistent with New York’s obligations under the United States Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L. C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999) (Olmstead). Olmstead held that the State’s services, programs, and activities for people with disabilities must be administered in the most integrated setting appropriate to a person’s needs.

The purpose of New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL), under the Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program, is to fulfill the Olmstead mandate and help individuals who wish to transition out of Skilled Nursing Facilities move back into the community. NYAIL addresses the supportive housing needs of high-cost, high-needed Medicaid users across New York State, and by doing so they help DOH fulfill the Olmstead mandate, save Medicaid dollars, and served a high-utilizer population of Medicaid.

More specifically, NYAIL’s purpose is to provide housing rental subsidies that are at or below the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) fair market value, transitional housing support services, and to help facilitate coordination and provision of care and services for benefit of individuals and their successful transitions back into the community.

Procurement / Program Name Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program
Contractor Name(s) New York Association on Independent Living
Contract Period 8/1/2019 – 4/25/2019
Contract Number(s) C31309GG