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Emergency Assistance

Rental Assistance Info
Rental Assistance to help pay rent arrears is available from the Human Resources Administration (HRA).

HomeBase Homeless Prevention Program
HomeBase is Citywide program designed to help families and individuals overcome immediate housing problems that could result in becoming homeless, and to develop a plan for long-term housing stability. Program services are crafted to meet the unique needs of each individual or family and to help meet the demands of maintaining a household.

HASA Housing Services
The Human Resource Administration's HIV & AIDS Service Administration (HASA) provides emergency, transitional, permanent housing assistance, and rental assistance services to individuals and families with AIDS.

The NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance administers the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which may help offset some home heating costs.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City offers loans for emergency health and hazard repairs.

Anti-Eviction Legal Services
The Department of Homeless Services contracts with several non-profit anti-eviction legal services providers. If you are in need of assistance, contact a provider in your home borough:

Legal Aid Society (Bronx) 953 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
LSNY Bronx 369 East 148th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Neighborhood Assoc. for Intercultural Affairs 1055 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
CAMBA Legal Services 855 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Legal Aid Society (Brooklyn) 166 Montague
Brooklyn, NY 11201
South Brooklyn Legal Services 105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services 1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A 260 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
LSNY Brooklyn 180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen's Council 217 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Queens Legal Services 89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435
Legal Aid Society (Queens) 120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Eviction Intervention Services 150 E. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021
Legal Aid Society (Harlem/CLO) 230 E. 106th Street
New York, NY 10029
Legal Aid Society (Manhattan Court House) 111 Centre St
New York, NY 10013
Legal Aid Society (Lower Manhattan) 199 Water St
New York, NY 10038
Harlem Legal Services 55 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
LSNY Manhattan 90 John Street
New York, NY 10038
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. 76 Wadsworth Ave. New York, NY 10033 212-822-8300
Legal Aid Society (Staten Island) 60 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

The LawHelp Web site provides family and single adult tenants with a list of non-profit legal services providers that offer representation for those facing eviction.

Victims of Domestic Violence
If you have been the victim of a recent incident of domestic abuse, you have the following options:

Call 911 if you are in an emergency situation.

If you require emergency shelter (domestic violence shelter), or need help figuring out the options, call the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (TDD 800-810-7444).

You may also find the following hotlines and Web sites useful: In the longer term you may be eligible to request housing from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), which provides priority housing to Victims of Domestic Violence (DV) in both the public housing and Section 8 programs. NYCHA tenants who move in with a DV priority will be offered After-Care supportive services.
Learn more about Section 8 Program
Learn more about Public Housing
Learn more about NYCHA’s services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Department of Homeless Services Intake Centers
If you are in need of immediate emergency housing, you should go to a family or single adult shelter intake center.

The Path Office is the intake center for families in need of emergency housing. The Path office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (Path) Office
346 Powers Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454

Adult Families with No Children Under 21
Adult families with no children under 21 should go to the Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC), located in Manhattan. AFIC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC)
29th Street and 1st Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10016

Single Adult Women
There are three intake centers for single adult women in need of emergency housing:

Brooklyn Women's Shelter
116 Williams Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Franklin Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456

Jamaica Armory (Women)
93-05 168th Street
Jamaica, NY 11434

Single Adult Men
There is one intake center for single adult men in need of emergency housing:

30th Street Intake
400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue)
New York, NY 10016