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The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals.

OTDA’s functions include: Providing temporary cash assistance; providing assistance in paying for food; providing heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.

Contact:

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
40 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12243

Press Inquiries:

Michael Hayes
Director Public Information Office
40 North Pearl, 16th floor
Albany, NY 12243
Phone: 518-474-9516

OTDA Helps Open New Liberty Street Apartments in Binghamton

Albany, NY - July 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) recently helped celebrate the grand opening of Opportunity for Broome, Inc.’s new Liberty Street Apartments in Binghamton. The new facility will provide 12 units of permanent housing for homeless families and individuals.

State Announces Additional Federal Home Heating Assistance to Help Struggling Low-Income New Yorkers

Albany, NY - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that 500,000 of New York’s neediest households will receive additional federal funding to assist in meeting their current energy costs.

OTDA Helps Break Ground on Homeless Youth Housing Project in Schenectady

Albany, NY - April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) recently helped SAFE, Inc. break ground on its new project to expand SAFE House, an emergency housing facility for runaway and homeless youth and pregnant and parenting teens, at an event in Schenectady.

State Awards $4.7 Million in Homeless Housing Assistance

Albany, NY - March 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that nearly $4.7 million has been awarded to fund homeless housing and related support services in the cities of Utica and Ithaca.

OTDA Helps Open Homeless Housing Project in Albany

Albany, NY - November 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) recently helped Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless open its new Sheridan Hollow Housing project, while recognizing November as Homeless Awareness Month, at an event in Albany.

State Awards Homelessness Prevention Funds

Albany, NY - October 22, 2009 - The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that it has awarded homelessness prevention grants of more than $1.3 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to Broome County and the City of Troy in Rensselaer County.

State Announces $25 Million in Stimulus Funding to Prevent Homelessness

Albany, NY - August 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced the award of nearly $25 million in homelessness prevention grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The funds will allow 25 agencies to provide services in 33 counties through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP).

Home Energy Assistance Topped $400 Million This Winter

Albany, NY - June 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced today that a record number of families throughout New York State were served through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) this past winter, based on applications received prior to the recent closing date for the program.

Commissioner Helps Break Ground on Homeless Housing Project in Schenectady

Albany, NY- April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — OTDA Commissioner David Hansell joined Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton and Margaret Anderton, Executive Director of Bethesda House, for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the organization’s new Liberty House Apartments project in Schenectady.

Diversity Works’ Unique Model Combines Permanent Supportive Housing and Family Preservation Services

New York, NY- November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the opening of Diversity Works, a supportive housing development for...

Budget Proposes Historic $400 million Housing Opportunity Fund

January 22, 2008 - Governor Spitzer today proposed a $400 million Housing Opportunity Fund to improve the availability of affordable and supportive housing statewide. “To...

Governor Announces $38 Million In Housing Grants To Assist Homeless Families

Funds to Improve Economic Security for At-Risk New Yorkers in 13 Counties New York, November 16, 2007 - Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced $38 million...

Governor Spitzer Announces Increased Home Heating Financial Support For Working Families

New York, November 1, 2007 -- Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced the annual launch of the home heating assistance program, which this year includes...

Homeless, Others At Risk to Benefit From Supportive Housing

OTDA Helps Break Ground for Project on Lower East Side New York, October 4, 2007 - State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Commissioner...

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