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homeless now or at risk?

Homeless individuals and families have the right to shelter in the City of New York. If you are currently experiencing homelessness, you can seek assistance through the Department of Homeless Services' (DHS) intake shelters and PATH centers. Additionally, below, you'll find a number of community resources to help you quickly identify suitable housing options. If you are at risk of losing your home, prevention services are also available.

Due to funding, HSI gets nearly all of our new housing referrals directly through the City by way of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), HRA's HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

To apply for housing in one of our programs see your shelter case manager or emergency housing specialist today to inquire about our vacancies. If you do not have temporary shelter, and are in need, use the resources on this page or call  3-11 for immediate help.


If you are a Veteran with a VASH voucher contact us at 212-228-4242 and ask to speak to the Program Manager or Clinical Director.

>> emergency shelter; locations, who they serve, how to get there 

Shelter for Single Men
30th Street Men's Shelter
400-430 30th Street at First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Directions:Take the 6 train to 28th St and walk to 30th St and 1st Ave.

Shelter for Single Women
Brooklyn Women's Shelter
116 Williams Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Directions:Take the C train to Liberty Ave.

Franklin Women's Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue at East 166th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Directions: Take the 2 or 5 train to 149th St / 3rd Ave and the 55 Bus to 3rd Ave and E.166th St.

Shelter for Families & Adult Couples without Minor Children (under 21)
Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC)
Located inside of the 30th Street Men's Shelter
400-430 30th Street at First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Take the 6 train to 28th St and walk to 30th St and 1st Ave.

Shelter for Families with Children (under 21)
Prevention and Temporary Housing (PATH)
151 East 151st Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Subway: Take the 2, 4, or 5 train to 149th Street/Grand Concourse. Walk north on Grand Concourse two blocks, to E. 151st Street and turn left. Walk two blocks to Walton Avenue. The PATH office is located at the corner on your right.​

>> community resources; lists of affordable and special need housing in NYC 

>>  prevention - stopping homelessness before it starts with neighborhood based services

CUCS maintains a list of available special needs housing units and information on how to apply via their Housing Vacancy Update database​.

The Network also maintains a list of supportive housing programs that have affordable housing units, and links to online applications.

​The Coalition for the Homeless' Crisis Intervention Program provides same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary. However, because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, arrive early. Their offices are located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan. Arrive before 9 A.M. to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis.​

Homebase works with households at risk of homelessness to help them remain in their communities and avoid entering shelters. With locations in community districts throughout the five boroughs, Homebase is the cornerstone of the City's homelessness prevention efforts.

Among the services that may be offered are: family or tenant/landlord mediation. household budgeting, emergency rental assistance, job training and placement and benefits advocacy. To find out where the Homebase assigned to your neighborhood here

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