HomeBase is a homelessness prevention program administered by Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in high-need neighborhoods. The CBOs provide casework services and also help individuals and families locate existing community-based resources such as job training, child care, and anti-eviction legal services.
NY Housing Search allows people to locate housing that meets their individual and family needs at a rent they can afford. It can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT.
JustFix.nyc helps low-income tenants facing wrongful evictions or poor housing conditions with technology to effectively document their issues, mediate with their landlords, and connect with legal services.
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.
The Ali Forney Center offers housing to 40 LGBT youth in six scattered sites in Brooklyn. Residents are able to live in the transitional housing program for up to two years, where they have access to employment and education assistance. Ali Forney places a great deal of emphasis on preparing young adults for an independent living.
The Children’s Village offers housing at Stepping Stone, a 12-unit apartment building for formerly homeless young adults in Yonkers. Tenants at this transitional residence, all aged 18-24, have access to on-site services to help them secure employment and other services. Stepping Stone represents the first transitional housing project for young adults in Westchester County.
The Door can help youth find essentials like food, clothing, and shelter, as well as help with individual specific needs. This could be a safe place to hang out for a while, a hot meal or a space to build community and meet other young people.
RHI offers youth development, community building, and community hiring to strengthen Red Hook’s future. Their youth empowerment pipeline, which runs from middle school through young adulthood, works collaboratively to interrupt cycles of injustice and to build hope. RHI has formal and informal strategic approaches to youth development and community building that incorporates the field’s best practices.
Streetwork Project provides harm-reduction centered Drop-In Centers for homeless teens and young adults up to ages 24 in NYC. Each LGBT-friendly Drop-In Center assigns a homeless youth with a primary counselor and offers daily necessities such as meals, showers, clothing, wellness activities, and nutritional counseling; legal and medical assistance, including assistance seeking benefits; mental health services; emergency and crisis housing and shelter; sexual health help; socialization and community in non-judgmental settings; and help obtaining identification.