Resources for Your Clients & Patients

Benefits Plus SNAP Calculator

A free online tool from the Community Service Society of NY which allows you to determine whether a household is income eligible for SNAP and the potential amount of SNAP benefits a household may be eligible for. Based on the information you input, the SNAP calculator will estimate a household’s income eligibility and benefit amount for SNAP. Definitions and other pertinent information is provided to aid you in the process.

Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE)

The Health Information Tool for Empowerment is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area.


With conveniently located prevention centers staffed with homelessness prevention experts, Homebase offers a range of services, including:

  • Services to prevent eviction
  • Assistance obtaining public benefits
  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Education and job placement assistance
  • Financial counseling and money management
  • Help relocating
  • Short-term financial assistance

Find your closest Homebase Office.

Resources for NYC Immigrants

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs produced this resource guide to serve as a quick and easy road map of City services currently available to all New Yorkers. The City of New York supports all its residents. Most City services are available to everyone, including undocumented immigrants, like going to school or using the health care system or other services. City employees will not ask about immigration status unless it is necessary to do their jobs. They must keep immigration status information confidential.

South Bronx Community Resources and Services Directory

This South Bronx Community Resources and Services Directory, developed by The Mott Haven Community Partnership Program, contains resources and services primarily in Community District One and the surrounding neighborhoods in the South Bronx.

Consortium-Developed Resources

Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Pilot Scattered-Site Housing Program: Toolkit and Lessons Learned

The implementation of health reform and the establishment of the Health Home Program to focus on high-cost Medicaid populations puts into stark relief that the homeless and precariously housed populations are a significant driver of inappropriate health care utilization and high Medicaid costs.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) recognized this need for housing and launched the Supportive Housing Health Home Pilot Project. The MRT Pilot Project provides rental subsidies for scattered-site supportive housing units available to Health Home members—Medicaid recipients with high Medicaid spending and chronic conditions.

This differs from other MRT housing programs, which require specific diagnoses (behavioral health and/or substance use disorder) and the 2010E application process through HRA.

A committee of the Health & Housing Consortium comprised of housing, health, research, and managed care representatives met during 2015 to discuss the targeting of these scarce MRT Pilot Program housing units to people most in need with the greatest potential for reduced avoidable hospital utilization.

From this committee’s work, the Consortium developed a toolkit for organizations with similar housing programs and for those seeking to make referrals into this program.


Health-Housing Meetings Recommendations

The Consortium Steering Group agreed in March 2013 to use recent successful health-housing collaboration meetings to develop a list of key components that create effective inter-agency relationships.