The potential loss of housing is extremely stressful, and while resources are available, they can be difficult to navigate. The MAP counselors have the knowledge and tools to help you through housing situations such as evictions, rental arrears, and even homelessness.
The information provided in the links below is as specific as possible; however, if you need information not provided, please try the following things:
- Call 311. The operators have a wealth of information and can connect you to available known resources.
- Use your favorite search engine. Look for city and state government web sites, which often provide a gateway for services that are offered.
- Contact your local elected official’s office.
Wide array of programs, including some listed below, to assist residents of NYC in emergency.
Assists with rent arrears. HRA offices have more information.
DHS run program to prevent immediate housing problems from resulting in homelessness.
HRA program to assist with housing services for individuals/families with AIDS.
NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance program to help offset some home heating costs.
(516) 227-8519 or (516) 573-8626
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program): Grants to offset home heating expenses.
Housing and Homeless Prevention: emergency assistance available to prevent eviction and foreclosure.
Information for tenants facing housing court, eviction, unresolved apartment repairs, roommate issues, and many other housing issues. Also has resources for those struggling to or are unable to pay rent.
View website for list of intake and drop-in centers.
Referrals to shelters and safe homes for homeless youth.
Housing and other services for homeless and recently housed individuals and families. Call or visit website for details on available programs.
Housing and case management services for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Visit website to get specific details regarding available programs.
Housing, homelessness prevention and other related services.
Homeless shelters and prevention programs.
Homeless shelters and related resources.
Housing services, including permanent, transitional, and emergency.
Information and referrals regarding food and shelter resources. Does not assist with relocating or housing lists. Depending on fund availability and individual circumstances, they provide assistance with rental arrears. For more information call or view websites for program specifics.
Manhattan: (888) 744-7900
Long Island: (516) 733-7000
Brooklyn Community Center: (718) 722-6001
Queens Community Center: (718) 726-9790