Due to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19, Crisis Intervention walk-in services are temporarily closed.
In order to stay healthy and safe, we suggest staying indoors in a shelter, traveling as little as possible, and keeping a safe distance between yourself and others.
If you have a question about accessing shelter or other services please call 1-888-358-2384, the Crisis Intervention emergency hotline, and leave a detailed message, including your phone number. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible. Please note that the Crisis Intervention Program is based in NYC and only able to respond to questions regarding NYC services.
Our Know Your Rights: Illegal Lockout Flyer lists the actions to take if your landlord or roommate change your locks without filing a court proceeding and obtaining a judgment of eviction.
Affordable housing can be very challenging to find in a City as expensive as New York. This challenge was made even more difficult for homeless New Yorkers during the last mayoral administration due to changes made in priority for public housing and the elimination of other housing subsidies. The Coalition continues to advocate for prioritizing homeless New Yorkers for public housing and for increased housing options to address this crisis.
Although housing options are limited at present, there may be a program or resource you qualify for listed below (depending on your individual circumstances) — please also use the links included for more detailed information on each type of assistance.