Homeless Families: Have You Been Denied Shelter

Families Applying for Shelter:

***Effective Tuesday, May 3, 2011, the Prevention Assistance & Temporary Housing (PATH) intake center for homeless families with children will operate from its new location at 151 East 151st Street in the Bronx.

If you are found ineligible for ANY REASON, you have the right to re-apply for shelter IMMEDIATELY, with NO WAITING PERIOD. However, the City plans to deny shelter to some families when they re-apply.

The City MUST give you shelter when you re-apply if:

  • You or your child would be in immediate danger if you do not receive shelter (including for medical reasons).
  • You have new facts, information, or documents, or something has changed.
  • You (or the primary tenant) have just been evicted from the last place you stayed.
  • Your child is the victim of child abuse, and the abuser lives in the last place you stayed or can find your child.
  • You are a domestic violence victim, and your abuser lives in the last place you lived or can find you.
  • You are re-applying more than 90 days after last having been found ineligible for shelter.


The City must also give you shelter if you were found ineligible because:
 

  • You "failed to cooperate."
  • You "failed to demonstrate that you are a family unit."
  • You had to miss appointments at PATH.
  • You were "logged out" before your application was decided.
  • If the City finds you ineligible when you re-apply but you have a shelter placement, or if you receive a discharge notice, are threatened with loss of shelter, or are denied shelter when you seek it, come into the Crisis Intervention Program as soon as possible. Click here for more information about Crisis Intervention Services.


Families Logged Out of their Shelter Placement:

If you are a family who has been found eligible for shelter, but has been logged out of your shelter placement, return to PATH to receive a shelter placement for tonight. If you need additional assistance with your shelter placement, come into the Crisis Intervention Program at the Coalition for the Homeless. Click here for more information about Crisis Intervention Services.