Starting Line Apartments, a Single-Site Supportive Housing Program, is a New York State Office of Mental Health funded program that provides long-term or permanent housing where residents can access the support services they require to live successfully in the community.
Starting Line Apartments is a 60-unit building; 30 units are reserved for the Supportive Housing Program. All 30 units are fully furnished and include start-up items such as linens, dishes, silverware, and pots and pans. All utilities including heat, air conditioning, hot water, electricity, local television, and garbage removal are included in the cost of rent. Rent for tenants is thirty percent of one’s income or the Department of Human Services (DHS) shelter rate. The security deposit is paid by DePaul.
Apartments in the Single-Site Supportive Housing Program feature a fully equipped kitchen with a range, refrigerator and microwave, a wall-mounted flat screen TV including access to local channels with cable hookups. In-unit storage is also included. On-site laundry facilities are available at no cost to the tenant. There is also off-street parking. Tenants have access to a community room, lounges, and a computer lab. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in common areas in the buildings. The buildings are 100 percent smoke free. There are designated smoking areas provided outdoors.
Tenants will be assigned to a housing specialist on-site to assist with linkages in the community, provide advocacy, and learning how to maintain an apartment. Housing specialists are on-site Monday through Friday during business hours. The program will be staffed with security on overnight and weekend shifts.
*Please note that all applicants will need to meet affordability and income criteria.
To be referred to this program, please complete the Adult SPOA application through Oneida County: