Housing Emergencies, Shelter and Transitional Housing


Adult Family Intake Center: Shelters for Families with Adults 

Families with family members over 21 can apply for temporary housing assistance by visiting Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC) at 400-430 East 30th Street. The AFIC is open 24/7/365.

Shelters for Single Adults 

Single adults can apply for shelter at one of several intake centers and shelters throughout Manhattan. 

Shelters for Families with Children 

Families with children can apply for shelter at the Department of Homeless Services Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake center. 


Housing Support 

Housing Support 

COVID Rent Relief Program 

Apply for a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to your household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance.  Households with the “greatest economic and social need” will be prioritized.

Ready to Rent Free Affordable Housing Application Assistance 

Get free help applying for affordable housing. You can get free financial counseling and assistance with affordable housing applications.

Section 8 Housing Rent 

Section 8 voucher holders facing rent hardships due to drops in income can contact NYC Housing Preservation and Development.