Scattered Site Housing Programs

CAMBA helps individuals and families who are chronically homeless, living with a serious mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and/or HIV/AIDS prepare to live independently by providing transitional housing in scattered site apartments.

In many cases our clients are living with a combination of these challenges. Supportive services help ensure that clients receive medical care, counseling and other services to ensure that they can remain stably housed and healthy. Our goal is to prepare them to live independently by providing transitional housing and supportive services to ensure that they access and maintain connections to primary medical care in preparation for permanent housing. Our housing models include units scattered throughout the community and in a congregate setting.We currently manage 19 scattered site housing programs, providing support services to struggling New Yorkers in 846 units including individuals and families with special needs.

Chronically Homeless Adults with a Substance Use Disorder that is the primary barrier to independent living: CAMBA’s Supportive Housing for Adults with a Substance Use Disorder (Primary Barrier) provides 65 units of supportive housing to chronically homeless single adults (age 18 and over) who have a substance use disorder that is a primary barrier to independent living. This program is funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NY/NY III— SSHP Population II). For more information, please call: (718) 462-8654.

Adults with a Substance Use Disorder who have completed treatment (post treatment): CAMBA’s Supportive Housing for Single Adults with a Substance Use Disorder (Post-Treatment) provides 61 units of supportive housing to single adults (age 18 and over) who have completed a course of treatment for a substance use disorder, are at risk of street homelessness or sheltered homelessness and need long-term transitional supportive housing to sustain sobriety and achieve independent living. This program is funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYNY III — SSHP Population III). For more information, please call: (718) 703-7210. Contact 19 Winthrop Street Brooklyn, NY 11225

Adults with Serious Persistent Mental Illness (OMH/SSH Supportive Housing): CAMBA provides 70 units of scattered site housing throughout Brooklyn. All apartments meet Section 8 criteria and are located near public transportation. Program apartments are leased in CAMBA’s name. Targeted individuals are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or SSD. Clients with income other than Public Assistance pay 30% of their income towards rent. Referrals come from the Department of Homeless Services. This program is funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Adults with Serious Persistent Mental Illness for residents of psychiatric centers or OMH facilities: CAMBA provides 17 units of scattered site housing throughout Brooklyn. Apartments meet Section 8 criteria and are located near public transportation. The apartments have the leases in the client’s name, when possible, or in CAMBA’s name. Targeted individuals are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or SSD. Clients with income other than Public Assistance pay 30% of their income towards rent. Referrals are done through the OMH licensed residential facilities, Article 28 inpatient hospital units, Brooklyn psychiatric centers or adult homes. This program is funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Justice Involved Supportive Housing: CAMBA’s Justice Involved Supported Housing Initiative (JISH) provides 30 units of scattered site supportive housing to homeless individuals with a probable mental health illness and/or a substance use disorder, with recent histories of cycling through the NYC criminal justice and shelter system. Three (3) units will be set aside for direct referrals for individuals entering an Alternative-to-Detention (ADT) and/or Alternative-to-Incarceration (ATI) program.

Citywide Scatter Site Housing Program: Provides 48 supportive units in the Bronx comprised of 48 single units and 2 family units for chronically homeless adults with serious mental illness. Funded by NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Referrals accepted.

Second Chance Housing Program: Provides 65 scattered site units in Brooklyn for chronically homeless single adults who have an active substance abuse disorder. Funded by NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Referrals accepted.

New Beginnings Housing Program: Provides 61 scattered site units in Brooklyn for single adults who are at risk of homelessness and in recovery from a substance abuse disorder. Funded by NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Referrals accepted.