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Home of Your Own (HOYO) Program

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NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)


The NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Home of Your Own (HOYO) Program is open to income-eligible people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents or legal guardians, and income-eligible employees of OPWDD's workforce and Voluntary Agencies. The program offers a wide range of supports, including information on low-interest mortgages, as well as homeownership counseling, training, financial management assistance  and assistance with apartment searches.

Additional Information

If you are interested in learning more about the Home of Your Own Program, contact the Office of Home and Community Living at (518) 473-1973 or at to request an information package and preliminary application. 



  • (518) 473-1973


Developmental DisabilitiesDevelopmental Disability/Complex Health IssueFinancial SupportsHomelessnessHousing SupportsIndependent LivingInformation and ReferralLearning DisabilitiesMental Health/Developmental DisabilitySelf-AdvocacyTransitions to Adulthood

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