Housing Information

If you have any questions about these resources please contact the Connect Center Team, Dana LePage and Samantha Gregorie-James, at 646-313-8857 or connectcenter@guttman.cuny.edu


Rent or Utilities Support
The Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program(TANF) provides cash assistance and emergency funding to eligible families who may face eviction or an inability to pay a utilities bill.

NYCHA Residents – Rent Hardship
Residents/family members experiencing income loss due to the impact COVID-19/if your hours have been cut at work, you may qualify for NYCHA’s COVID-19 Hardship Rent Policy. Tenants can apply for hardship rent reductions. To learn more call the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771.

Coalition for the Homeless Resource Guide

Shelters and Drop-In Centers

NYC Department of Homeless Services 
The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) provides temporary emergency shelter in a safe environment to single adult and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Before any student can enter a shelter, he/she must first apply at the intake center. Go to the NYC Shelter website for more information.

DHS Main number for shelter services is 212-361-8000

If you are a homeless single man or woman, 18 or older, you must first go to an intake facility to apply for emergency shelter.

All intake facilities for individual adults are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Single Adult MEN 
30th Street Intake Center
400-430 East 30th Street (at 1st Avenue), Manhattan

Single Adult WOMEN

FAMILIES with Children or Single Pregnant Women

Homeless people who are living on the streets can go to a drop-in center to receive services such as:

  • Hot meals and clothing
  • Counseling and medical care
  • Showers and laundry facilities
  • Help finding a job or applying for benefits

There are drop-in centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island .All centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funds services for Runaway &  Homeless Youth that include Drop-in Centers, Crisis Services Programs, Transitional Independent Living programs, and Street Outreach and Referral Services.

Drop- In Centers for Runaway or Homeless Youth (14-24)

Adult Drop-In Centers

Current List of Shelters Accepting Individuals

Help Women’s Center
116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11207
Phone: 718-483-7700

Franklin Women’s Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10456
Phone: 929-281-2330

Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
(for families with children)
151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY
Phone: 718-503-6400

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
333 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451
Phone : 718-993-5495

The Door
555 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013
Phone : 212-678-1050

Crisis Service Program & Transitional Independent Living Support Program
Covenant House Crisis Shelter
550 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-613-0300