Important Information Regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will be administering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide eligible households in New York State with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. OTDA is developing an online application portal for tenants and landlords to apply for this program and will be releasing additional information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process soon.

Last updated: February 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

Strategic Operations

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Logan Joseph, Director

Strategic Operations houses OTDA’s information technology (IT) liaison function and, in this capacity, oversees the agency’s IT portfolio, coordinates the implementation of enterprise-wide IT initiatives at the agency, and supports the fulfillment of IT-related staff needs. In addition, Strategic Operations is responsible for coordinating OTDA’s participation in the Integrated Eligibility System, an interagency initiative to integrate New York State’s health and human services systems.

Strategic Operations also houses OTDA’s Internal Controls Program, which is responsible for ensuring that appropriate strategies are in place to mitigate agency risks, as well as for overseeing OTDA’s Process Improvement (i.e., Lean) Program, which works closely with organizational units to evaluate and streamline agency processes.

In addition, Strategic Operations is responsible for coordinating revisions to interagency forms and other materials used by applicants and recipients to apply and recertify for benefits and services, and for providing support for collaborations with local social services districts.

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