Housing Resources

Guttman Community College does not have its own dormitories or other housing accommodations and we understand that securing affordable housing in New York can be very challenging. We have compiled a list of resources and helpful information to assist you in your search for housing. If you need assistance in searching for housing or have immediate concerns, please reach out to us.

There are several CUNY Campus Sponsored Residence Halls. Living on campus provides students with the chance to live in an inclusive community where they can make the most of their college experience. Living on campus provides students with opportunities to:

  • Connect with a diverse population of people
  • Develop stronger interpersonal and communication skills
  • Engage in campus leadership, organizations and activities
  • Establish relationships with faculty and staff members

CUNY Residence Life

555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646-664-8800
ResLife@cuny.edu

Visit the CUNY Website for more information about dormitories

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) tailors services to a variety of different populations of clients in New York City. DHS provides temporary emergency shelter to Single Adult and Single Female as well as families. Before any New Yorker can enter a shelter, they must first apply at the intake center that is designated below based on gender.

New York City Homeless Shelter Intake for Single Adults

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. Before you can enter a shelter, you must apply at the intake center. For more information, go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dhs/shelter/shelter.page.

These are the locations where applications are accepted

Single Adult MEN

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

Single Adult WOMEN

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

Franklin Women’s Shelter
1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10456
929-281-233

Other Homeless Shelters: 

Ali Forney Emergency Housing

AFC has six emergency housing sites with 66 beds for LGBTQ young people. Through patient, consistent support and affirmation, our Emergency Housing Program stabilizes young people and works with them to achieve housing readiness. Depending on the site, the program lasts from 1-6 months, with the hope that emergency housing residents ultimately graduate into the more independent transitional living program. For youth 16-20, the wait time is approximately 2 weeks. For young people 21-24, the wait can be as long as 6 months.

224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 222-3427

The Door Supportive Housing

Like other New York City apartments, The Lee and East 9th Street require residents to complete an application and sign a lease.  Unlike other apartments, residents pay rent according to their income, so they never have to worry about rising rents that they cannot afford.  In addition, each resident receives support from The Door that is specific to his or her needs, whether it is job training, GED classes, health care, counseling, legal support, childcare support or more. To learn more about The Door’s Supportive Housing programs, email reedchristian@door.org or call 646-600-7412.

Covenant House

Covenant House New York is proud to be New York City’s largest provider serving youth experiencing homelessness. So much more than a shelter, they provide affirming and transformative services so each young person can create their own path to independence. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

550 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
212-613-0300

Momma’s House for Women and Children

Momma’s House is a home for young mothers aged 18-24 years and their babies. For approximately two years, the young mothers continue education or vocational experience otherwise interrupted by pregnancy. With guidance and support, the young mothers can learn how to support themselves and their children independently.

1857 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
516-781-8637

There are residences for students and interns that may fit your needs. Some may be similar to university dorms in that they offer meal plans, roommates, and shared bathrooms. Please click on the individual links to learn more.

We neither endorse nor recommend any particular housing resource and this is not a comprehensive list of what may be available for you. Any arrangements made are the responsibility of the student but if you have questions, or would like to talk through support resources or options, please contact our office.

NYC Housing Connect is New Yorkers’ portal to find and apply for affordable apartments across the five boroughs of New York City through a lottery. You have to set up an account before you apply for the lottery.

We neither endorse nor recommend any particular housing resource and this is not a comprehensive list of what may be available for you. Any arrangements made are the responsibility of the student but if you have questions, or would like to talk through support resources or options, please contact our office.

If you need a place to stay while you are looking for a longer-term apartment, short-term options are available and tend to be lower in price than traditional hotels.

YMCA Guest Rooms
The YMCA organization in NYC has hotel-style guest rooms available at several of their locations for short-term stays. Accommodations include single and shared occupancy rooms with shared bathroom facilities. You can access all of the locations that have guest rooms as well as
booking information at their centralized website:

Kolping House (Men Only)
165 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
(212) 369-6647
residence@kolpingny.org

Brandon Residence For Women (Women Only)
340 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10014

Sacred Heart Residence (Women Only)
432 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-5790

St. Mary’s Residence (Women Only)
225 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-6850

El Carmelo Residence (Women Only)
249 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-8224

St. Agnes Residence (Women Only)
237 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 874-1361

Jeanne D’Arc Residence (Women Only)
253 West 24th Street
New York, NY
(212) 989-5952

Looking for apartments can take a lot of effort and time. The below list of websites will help you see what types of options are being advertised as well as information about the amenities and the local area.

We neither endorse nor recommend any particular housing resource and this is not a comprehensive list of what may be available for you. Any arrangements made are the responsibility of the student but if you have questions, or would like to talk through support resources or options, please contact our office.

Helpful tips when searching for an apartment:

  • Factors to consider when searching for an apartment include rental costs, location, transportation, convenience, safety, and other living expenses.
  • If you decide to share an apartment with roommates, make sure you meet them first, discuss your expectations, and make proper arrangements in advance.
  • Once you find a potential place, visit the neighborhood and see the nearby trains, laundromats, stores, etc.
  • Speak to other tenants and people from the neighborhood. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about what it’s like living there.
  • Inspect the apartment carefully to check for any damages.
  • Before signing a lease, read it over carefully and be sure that you understand it completely. After you sign the lease, be sure to get a copy of the lease with both signatures on it.
  • Additionally, the NYC Department of Buildings has created 10 Tips to Help you Recognize an Illegal Dwelling

Apartment Searching Websites:

If you are struggling with your rent payments or worried about Eviction during the Pandemic, COVID 19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act is an important COVID rent-related resources that may be very helpful to you and your family.

COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

This Act ensures New York tenants, homeowners, and small landlords will not have to fear being kicked out of their homes if they’ve been impacted by this pandemic and economic crisis

  • Prevent Evictions by creating a Standardized Hardship Declaration Form that Tenants can submit in court or to their landlords to prevent or halt an eviction if they experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that prevents them from being able to pay their rent in full, or move; or if someone in the household is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID.
  • Once a tenant has signed this form, they may return it to their landlord or to a court to protect themselves against eviction until May 1, 2021. For the duration of hardship, tenants cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent, or for remaining in the property after the expiration of your lease.
  • Tenants can declare financial hardship if they have lost income; have increased health, child care, or other family care expenses; have been unable to obtain meaningful employment because of circumstances relating to COVID-19; or cannot afford moving expenses.

Tenant advocates have created a helpful online portal to make it easy to fill out and submit the hardship form online, or download the forms below. Tenants who have a pending Housing Court case should email the form to the court in addition to sending it to their landlord (see http://housingcourtanswers.org/hardship-declaration/ for the email address for the Housing Court in your borough).

Hardship Declaration Form in English

Hardship Declaration Form in Spanish

If you have questions about the Act, or are concerned about a potential eviction, the following is a list of resources:

For more information, visit the NYS Senate website.