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Permanent Supportive Housing - MRT Program
The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Program is a supportive living program for individuals who have both a substance use disorder and a history of housing instability.
This program is funded through the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Participants work closely with a housing and employment case manager who assists them in developing long-term, stable housing and employment. Participants must meet admission requirements including diagnosis, risk of homelessness, and income requirements.
Length of Stay
Length of stay is determined on an individual basis. Although this varies, a typical stay is approximately 12 months.
Residents agree to engage and participate in service planning and treatment, maintain sobriety, and become involved in either employment or a regularly-scheduled volunteer activity.
This program serves adults who have been diagnosed with a chemical dependency or addiction disorder and have a history of housing crises.
Participant must be living alone**; and
Must have Medicaid or be Medicaid-eligible; and
Have a principle diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder; and
Be homeless or at risk of being homeless; and
Have a minimum of 2 inpatient hospitalizations within the previous 12 month period; or
Have a minimum of 5 emergency room visits within the previous 12 month period
**Qualifying individuals served by this program may have visitation arrangements and/or joint custody of their child(ren), but may not be the primary caregiver or have physical custody of others while in this program.**
Admission requirements for PSH-MRT:
* An Axis I Substance Use Disorder
*Homeless or at-risk for homelessness
*2 inpatient hospitalizations in a year or 5 Emergency Room visits.