Supportive housing units throughout New York City.

SHAP (Supportive Housing Apartment Program) was Bailey House’s first housing program and the nation’s first scatter-site housing program for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Apartments are located throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. They are available to families with children, single adults, couples, and individuals, including those who have co-occurring problems with addiction and/or serious and persistent mental illness.

Who is eligible?

SHAP residents are referred through New York City’s HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA). Residents must be capable of living independently, although they may receive home health services to maintain independence.


Bailey House’s SHAP program is recognized nationwide as the best in its class. We attribute its success to our multi-pronged service approach, which includes:

Supportive Case Management. Case managers meet with residents to develop individualized treatment plans focusing on connection to medical care and treatment adherence, housing stability, and employment and education. They refer residents to needed services accessible within their neighborhood, conduct monthly home visits, and provide crisis intervention as needed.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse. Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) assess, refer, and counsel residents regarding substance use and mental health concerns. Focusing on areas impacting housing stability, specialists provide individual counseling and facilitate support groups on topics ranging from relapse prevention, harm reduction and stress management to stigma and fear of disclosure.

Housing Maintenance. Bailey House’s Housing Team locates, inspects, and furnishes all units on behalf of clients. The team serves as the primary contact with property managers and landlords and is available 24 hours to respond to emergency maintenance and repairs.