Housing and Homelessness
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 shelters programs, soup kitchens, etc.
Covenant House of NY – 212.613.0300
Food, clothing, shelter & support to youths up to age 21. 460 W. 41st St.
Homes for the Homeless – 212.529.5252
Sponsor American Family Inns, shelters with services such as crisis nurseries, counseling, employment training, childcare and health services:
Department of Homeless Services –212.361.8000
Shelter, outreach, 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 go to
VOLUNTEER LAWYER FOR THE DAY PROGRAM (VLFD)
(New York County Only)
Contact: Azeeza Tropea (646) 386-5428 email: VLFDHousing@courts.state.ny.us
Volunteer attorneys provide limited representation for unrepresented landlords or tenants in their nonpayment cases in the Housing Court’s Resolution Part. The representation begins and ends the same day. This project is conducted in partnership with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Offers a Tenant’s Rights Legal Clinic for landlord- tenant issues, including SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) and DRIE (Disabled Citizen Rent Increase Exemption).
GUARDIAN AD LITEM – Housing (GAL)
Contact: Nyiela Ayub (646) 386-5429 e-mail: GALcivil@courts.state.ny.us website: http://nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/housing/GAL.shtml
The Civil Court’s GAL Program recruits, trains, and supervises a pool of GALs who are appointed by Housing Judges to advocate on behalf of mentally or physically impaired litigants facing eviction in landlord-tenant cases. Attorneys and non-attorneys are eligible to participate.
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