Hope Is Where the Heart Is
Black and Latinx New Yorkers are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Approximately 57% of heads of households in shelters are Black, 32% are Latinx. Studies also show that the large majority of street homeless New Yorkers are people living with mental illness or other severe health problems.
NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) Supportive Housing Program
HASA is an NYC HRA program that assists individuals in the 5 boroughs living with HIV/AIDS to live healthy, and more independent lives. The program can help clients with individualized service plans to target necessary housing and cash assistance benefits and provide the support that is specific to their medical goals and that will enhance their well-being.
& Bailey House
Housing Works and Bailey House provides youth supportive housing services to LGBTQIA+ individuals between the ages of 18 to 26.
Ali Forney Center
AFC is known for its drop-in center that provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth giving them the opportunity to access food, medical care, mental health services, and much more. AFC also provide emergency and supportive housing throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. To get more information call (212) -206-0574.
NYC Housing Connect is a New Yorkers' portal system designed to help individuals find and apply for affordable housing opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City.
The Coalition for the Homeless
Coalition for the homeless is a national advocacy and direct service organization for homeless individuals. Their housing programs in NYC consist of The Scattered Site, Bridge Building, and Coalition Houses programs. For more information please call (212)-776-2000.
New Alternatives primarily assist LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults who are 16–30 years of age and homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. New Alternatives provides drop-in services to homeless youth and young adults. For additional information, please call (718)-300-0133.
Sylvia's Place offers Drop-In services from
5 pm–9pm, Tuesday to Friday to LGBTQIA+ youth ages 18 to 24. Sylvia's Place also offers emergency shelter services (first come, first serve). No ID is required to access housing services at Sylvia's Place. For more information please call (212)-629-7440 ask for Deidra Brown.