Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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The Office of Housing Initiatives and Supports, directed by Dr. Lucinda Grant-Griffin, has two locations. Our main location is in Albany at the OPWDD Central Office; our second location is in Manhattan at the OPWDD New York City Regional Office. Additionally, there is a Housing Coordinator at each of OPWDD’s 13 local Developmental Disabilities Service Offices (DDSOs). Please see below for contact information.

  • Contact OPWDD’s Office of Housing Initiatives & Supports by calling (518) 473-1973 or by e-mailing or by writing the Office of Housing Initiatives & Supports, 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, N.Y 12229-0001.
  • Contact the local DDSO Housing Coordinator (contact list).
  • Schedule a face-to-face or telephone meeting with a housing counselor.
  • Complete a Counseling Intake form.
  • Attend HUD-Approved Counseling session(s).
  • Follow-up with your assigned housing counselor.

Downstate Location

75 Morton Street
Room 142
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 229-3699
Voice Message: (212) 229-3050

Upstate Location

44 Holland Avenue
4th Floor – Housing Office
Albany, NY 12229
Phone: (518) 473-1973
Fax: (518) 474-0783