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Best of the Web: Community Information » Housing / Homelessness

  • Hospital Audiences, Inc. provides access to the arts to culturally isolated New Yorkers. HAI service recipients include people with mental and physical disabilities, developmentally disabled persons, bed-confined / wheelchair-users, visually and hearing-impaired individuals, the homeless, the frail elderly, youth at risk, participants in substance abuse programs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and individuals in correctional facilities.
  • NYCHA is committed to providing housing for people with disabilities. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding accessible housing can be found here.
  • The New York State Affordable Housing Directory (AHD) is a resource designed to assist you in locating affordable rental housing in the State of New York.
  • The Coalition for the Homeless Resource Guide provides comprehensive information about more than 2,000 services for homeless and low-income New Yorkersfrom shelter to housing, from soup kitchens to job training programs.
  • NYC organizations that offer access to Community Voice Mail. CVM works to empower people in crisis and transition by distributing free, personalized 24-hour voice mail access nationwide.
  • Information in Spanish from the American College of Physicians Foundation about how to stay healthy while living in a shelter.
  • Non-profit group offering legal clinics, tenant workshops, housing advocacy programs. Special services include emergency legal assistance for families with children facing eviction and an elder advocacy legal aid program.
  • Links to lists of food pantries in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Additional information about food and nutrition programs, as well as free breakfasts for children.
  • Information from the American College of Physicians Foundation about how to stay healthy while living in a shelter.
  • Homes for the Homeless (HFH) is the nation's largest provider of residential, education and employment training centersserving over 540 homeless families and over 1,100 homeless children each day at four separate sites across New York City. Programs include family support & assistance, adult education & literacy, employment training & job placement, and children's education & recreation.
  • Intended to address the questions most frequently asked of the Attorney General's office by New Yorkers who live in cooperatives regarding problems with their Boards of Directors.
  • Intended to address the questions most frequently asked of the Attorney General's office by New Yorkers who live in condominiums regarding problems with their Boards of Managers.
  • JASA and its affiliates develop and manage housing for 2,600 persons over age 62 in seven residences, offering opportunities for secure, independent living at affordable rents. Apartments are equipped with special safety features. Group activities and social services foster a community atmosphere. Developments are located in Far Rockaway, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
  • A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of homeless men and women through a variety of services, including food, clothing, counseling, health care, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and vocational and educational training. Serves Manhattan Community Board #8.
  • The New York City Coalition Against Hunger represents the more than 1,000 non-profit soup kitchens and food pantries in NYC, and the more than one million low-income New Yorkers who are forced to use them. The Coalition works to both meet the immediate food needs of low income New Yorkers, and enact innovative solutions to poverty to help them move "beyond the soup kitchen" to self sufficiency.
  • Information regarding applying for apartments within HDC-financed developments (low-, middle-, and mixed-income). Interested applicants must apply directly to developers, however HDC maintains information about their program as well as a list of HDC-financed developments.
  • A guide that includes information about who is eligible to participate, how to apply, and the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.
  • This site provides a searchable database of subsidized housing units, also known as Section 8 housing. Search by location (state, county, city), housing type, and number of bedrooms. From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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