New York State Homes & Community Renewal: (866) ASK-DHCR (275-3427)
Statewide agency providing information and links to search for affordable housing throughout New York State, including NYHousingSearch.gov, HUD apartment search, community housing organizations, and other resources.
Coalition for the Homeless: (212) 766-2000
Agency offering immediate information and assistance for individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Coalition offers direct services or linkages to shelter and housing, eviction prevention, advocacy, legal rights, crisis intervention for shelter residents, food assistance, and other services.
NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) – Temporary Housing Assistance: Dial “311” to find local prevention or shelter services or call (212) 361-8000 to reach the main DHS number.
Information on temporary emergency shelter for single adults, adult families, and families with children; includes a guide to DHS intake centers and drop-in services, the hospital referral process, and forms for single adult homeless individuals.
Win transforms the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services and ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own — so the women can regain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future. All placements into family shelters are made through the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing office (PATH) of the New York City Department of Homeless Services.
Information on all aspects of City housing, including renting an apartment, buying a home, and apartment maintenance issues.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY – 212.371.1000
Many shelter programs, soup kitchens, etc.
Covenant House of NY – 212.613.0300
Food, clothing, shelter & support for youth up to age 21. 460 W. 41st St.
Homes for the Homeless – 212.529.5252
Provides a wide range of programs, activities, and services, including childcare, career training, housing and legal assistance, and community inclusive programming.
Department of Homeless Services –212.361.8000
Provides shelter, advocacy/outreach, and help with transitions.
Affordable Housing Helpline:
Available 24 hours a day. Helps with finding public housing in NYC.
English: (212) 863-5610 Spanish: (212) 863-5620
Partnership for the Homeless– 212.645.3444
Referral service, outreach to homeless, 24-hour mobile team. Covers all of West Side of Manhattan (past Washington Heights).
305 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10001
Provide information regarding enforcement of housing code violations and other landlord/tenant issues to New York City residents, community based organizations, and other service providers.
Manhattan: (212) 962-4795* Queens: (718) 657-0599
*Manhattan line can answer questions about any borough
Transitional housing, homeless prevention programs, relocation assistance for people in the Bronx.
Women in Need – 212.695.4758
Provides transitional shelters and permanent supported apartments (for former substance abusers, victims of domestic violence and former foster children) at various locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx:
For a complete list of shelters, call the New York City Department of Homeless Services or visit their website here.
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