Homebase

Reach Out Before You're Forced Out of Your Home



With the creation of Homebase in September 2004, DHS dramatically changed the landscape of homeless services in New York City. Prior to this time, many low-income New Yorkers found shelter to be the only means for coping with a housing crisis. But now, households on the brink of homelessness are faced with an entirely new reality, complete with an extensive network of neighborhood-based services to help them remain in their communities and avoid entering shelter.

We recently opened more locations in community districts throughout the five boroughs; Homebase remains the cornerstone of the City's homelessness prevention efforts, crafting individualized assistance to meet the needs of each household. Among the services that may be offered are:

  • Services to prevent eviction
  • Assistance obtaining public benefits
  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Education and job placement assistance
  • Financial counseling and money management
  • Help relocating
  • Short-term financial assistance
Imagine being forced out of your home. Now imagine seeing your kids go through it. | Reach out, BEFORE a shelter is your only option. | If you're at risk of becoming homeless, call 311 or visit nyc.gov today.