You can count on the JustFix.nyc Learning Center to have more NYC housing updates during COVID-19. While JustFix.nyc does not provide direct services for unhoused people, we have compiled below some state and local organizations that can help you with finding secure housing:
CAMBA offers a number of homelessness prevention services, through the New York City Department of Homeless Services Homebase program, and through their own mobile services provider, the You Can Van. These include emergency food and utilities, job training and job placement, informal and formal mediation, budget counseling and advocacy, including referrals to Public Assistance, among other supportive services, helping clients avoid the shelter system. Visit their website for more information.
This database is an up-to-date catalog of all the service available to any person without permanent, stable housing. You can search the services near you by choosing the type of services you are looking for, looking up keywords, or typing in your zip code.
The Homeless Rights Project at Legal Aid Society provides law reform representation to homeless families and individuals. Their helpline is accessible at 800-649-9125 on Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
To serve families at risk of homelessness or those who already do not have housing, over 50 organizations across NYC have banded together. This list of groups can be reached out to for services related to housing, eviction, homelessness, and more.
The Network has contracts with several non profit affordable housing developments that may have supportive housing available to homeless people. You may be eligible for this type of housing if you have ongoing mental health issues, are a veteran, use Medicaid, or are in need of other social services. You can contact the housing providers listed here for more info.
If you have been given a housing voucher and are struggling to find a place that accepts it, you may be facing illegal discrimination from a broker or landlord. Unlock NYC has a free chatbot that you can use on your phone or any computer to report any disheartening experiences that you have had while trying to use your voucher to get stable housing.