Coalition for the Homeless offers a comprehensive online "document library" of court documents, State regulations, City policies, program guidelines, and additional information for homeless and other low-income New Yorkers, as well as for advocates and service providers. Many of these documents have never been made publicly available by City and State agencies.
The following information is designed to help homeless and low-income New Yorkers navigate the homeless services system, access vital public benefits, secure affordable housing, and defend their basic rights.
The Coalition has assembled a selection of court oders and documents from Callahan v. Carey and other litigation involving homeless New Yorkers. Find the documents here.
The Coalition has compiled State of New York policies and regulations affecting homeless and low-income New Yorkers. Find the documents here.
The Coalition has compiled the most comprehensive online collection available of City of New York policies and procedures affecting homeless families and individuals. Find the documents here.
View and download City, State, and Federal reports detailing shelter census data and other performance indicators.
The Coalition and The Legal Aid Society have compiled easy-to-understand documents regarding your rights in shelter.
The City has ended its rental subsidy program, Advantage. Information for current tenants can be found here.
Identify illegal housing and know what you can do to avoid it.