AIM Independent Living Center has a specialist to help people with disabilities and seniors use the Olmstead Housing Subsidy to move out of a nursing home and find a safe, accessible and affordable apartment in the community. 

The Olmstead Housing Subsidy is open to Medicaid recipients 55 and older, or 18 and older with a documented chronic disability, who live in a nursing home or have recently lived in a nursing home (at least 120 days consecutive days in the past two years).

Participants pay 30 percent of their monthly income, less allowances, toward rent. There is also funding available for security deposits, moving expenses, utility start-up payments and basic household furnishings. 

AIM’s Olmstead Housing Subsidy Specialist helps people enroll in the program and find suitable housing in the community.

The specialist acts as a liaison with landlords, conducts inspections of the rental unit to ensure health and safety, and provides follow-up services. AIM provides free assistance with the Olmstead Housing Subsidy for participants in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties. 

The Olmstead Housing Subsidy is administered by the New York Association on Independent Living, with services provided by independent living centers across the state.

For more information, contact Olmstead Housing Subsidy Specialist LaTrisha Gaboriault at (607) 962-8225, ext. 141.