State Announces $8 Million to Help Construct Supportive Housing for Homeless in Onondaga County

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Project Will Provide Housing, Services to Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues – The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that $7.9 million is being awarded to The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse to construct 128 units of permanent supportive housing in Onondaga County. The announcement was made during the grand opening of the Rescue Mission’s 183-bed homeless shelter, which was constructed with a $3.4 million grant from OTDA, and highlighted as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Capital for a Day” in Central New York.

“These projects will provide tremendously important resources for people experiencing homelessness in Syracuse. It will allow the Rescue Mission to expand its life-changing work by increasing its capacity to serve more people,” said OTDA Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts. “The supportive housing that will be constructed will not only provide a safe and stable place to live, but ensure residents have access to support services they need to achieve independence and self-reliance.” Read more…

State Announces Funding to Help Noncustodial Parents Support Themselves and Their Children

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Onondaga, Oswego Counties Will Provide Services to Assist Parents in Landing and Retaining Jobs, Which Will Help Them Pay Child Support – The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced a total of more than $80,000 in funding awards to Onondaga and Oswego counties to help noncustodial parents find jobs and advance in the workforce. The funding was announced as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Capital for a Day” in Central New York on Wednesday.

The funding will be used to develop noncustodial parent employment programs, with the goal of providing financial stability to children and families by promoting timely and consistent child support payments. Eligible noncustodial parents will be referred from the courts and will receive services that help them obtain and maintain steady employment. Read more…

Important Message for Recipients Receiving SSP Benefits – October Payment Date Change

State Supplement Program (SSP) benefit payments for October 2015 will be made on September 23, 2015, rather than on October 1, 2015. Direct deposits will be made on September 23 and paper checks will arrive on or about September 23. This one-time payment schedule change is necessary to accommodate State Financial System updates. This does not change the payment schedule for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or any other benefits issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Please call the SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541 between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm Monday through Friday if you have any questions.

Mensaje importante para los beneficiarios del Programa de Suplemento Estatal (SSP). Cambio de fecha para el pago del subsidio de octubre.