HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for affordable housing. The tables below provide information about the Housing Ambassadors and Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities. We partner with these Housing Ambassadors to help provide up-to-date, consistent information and assistance about the application process to communities, and we encourage people to contact them for guidance.
Ready to Rent is an exciting collaboration between participating Housing Ambassadors and financial services provider, Ariva, through June 2017, to reach more New Yorkers about New York City's affordable housing opportunities and to assist in applying and preparing for the lotteries. Learn more.
Multiple services provided by collaborative of non-profits. Languages: English, Spanish. Call for appointments. No walk-ins, please.
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities. Call for information on seminars and appointments.
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS)
181 Forbell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F
Nonprofit organization in City Line, Brooklyn, that focuses on improving the lives of immigrants and low-income residents. Languages: Bangla/Bengali, English.
BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers
592 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Hours: 9am-5pm, M,W,Th,F
650 Ashford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, M, T
(718) 345-5000 x2206 (ask for Francine Cutler or Tatiana Desanges)
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Community health and social services provider in Brownsville. Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish. Please call ahead for appointments.
A partnership coordinating Brownsville residents and organizations from many sectors in improving the health, safety, and economic prosperity of the neighborhood. Languages: English, Spanish.
Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH)
View map or website for locations in north, east, and downtown Brooklyn.
Grassroots organization that works towards community empowerment, with multiple Brooklyn locations. Languages: English, Spanish. Call for appointments.
1420 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(347) 770-9911 x6319 or x6320; or (347) 489-2895
Community-based organization providing comprehensive health and human services in NYC. Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish.
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC)
FAC Center 621 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
Community development organization and service provider in South Brooklyn. Languages: English, Spanish. Call for event info.
Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC)
1616 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F and evenings/weekends as needed
(718) 859-3800 x210 (ask for Venisse Charles)
Flatbush organization supporting local economic development, housing, youth, immigration and other initiatives that promote enhanced quality of life, safety, and preservation of the community. Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Polish.
Community development corporation serving Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights.
Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY)
80 Jamaica Avenue, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11207
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F
(718) 385-6700 x17 (ask for Joel Oporta)
Community organization focused on improving the lives and economic opportunities of women, minorities, and local residents. Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish.
Community-based non-profit organization in the South Side of Williamsburg. Languages: English, Spanish. Call for appointments.
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
One Metro Tech Center North, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-8080 x239
Affordable housing developer and service providing organization in Downtown Brooklyn. Languages: English, Spanish. Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC, Inc.
2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
9201 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11236
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Brooklyn. Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood organization providing a variety of community services, including housing. Languages: English, Spanish.
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities. Call for info on seminars and appointments.
Community development organization and service provider in Washington Heights. Call for hours and event info.
East Harlem Council for Community Improvement (EHCCI) / Hellgate Management Corp.
413 East 120th Street, New York, NY 10035
Hours: 9am-2pm, M-F
(212) 410-7707 x5269 (ask for Efrain Rivera)
East Harlem housing developer and community assistance provider. Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood housing and preservation organization in the Lower East Side. Appointments required. Call for event and appointment info.
Community-based nonprofit affordable housing organization, enriching the lives of the people who live and work in East Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods. Languages: English, Spanish. Call or email for appointments.
Community organization, advocate, and service provider with focus on New Yorkers of South Asian origin. Languages: Arabic, English, Spanish. Call for info on workshops and appointments.
Organization for all social services needs. Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Spanish.
Legal Hand Jamaica
149-13 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432
Hours: M: 2pm-8pm; Tu/W/Th: 10am-5pm; F: 10am-2pm; Sa 10am-1pm
(646) 741-6411 (ask for Tiffany Butters or Jennie Kim)
Trained community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance and referrals on a variety of issues. Languages: Arabic, English, Mandarin, Spanish.
Community-based housing nonprofit providing a variety of services and education to low- and moderate-income tenants and homeowners, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood housing organization based in Jamaica, Queens. Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc.
60-20 Woodside Ave, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11377
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Queens. Call for hours and event info.
Community development organization in the Rockaways, Queens, offering a variety of social services and training. Appointments preferred. Walk-ins okay if necessary.
Office of Council Member Donovan Richards
1931 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 9am-5pm M-F
(718) 471-7014 (ask for Mitch Noel)
Languages: English, French, Haitian Creole.
10-38 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Hours: M, T, W, F 9:00am-5:00pm, Th 9:00am-7:00pm
(718) 571-9151 (ask for Dulce Medina)
New York City service provider with a variety of programs to help residents achieve economic prosperity and self-sufficiency, including financial education and counseling, employment services, tax preparation, federal credit union, youth development and college access, SNAP benefits. Languages: English, Spanish.
HPD is developing relationships with organizations that serve people with disabilities. The purpose of the ambassador program for people with disabilities is to close existing gaps in service to applicants for affordable housing, and to forge supportive relationships between HPD and the disability advocacy community. Having a dedicated group listed as ‘Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities’ should not limit people with disabilities to work with any other ambassador organization on this page. However, our ambassadors for people with disabilities will only be serving people with disabilities. We are happy to be partnering with the following organizations, and look forward to growing the program.
Adapt Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of NYC)
80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
Families and individuals (all boroughs): (212) 683-6700 x1101 or x1154 or x1940
Non-profit agency providing Housing Assistance for families and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Individuals must be currently receiving services from Office for People With Developmental Disabilites (OPWDD). Languages: English, Spanish.
Broad-based, multi-service organization working with the State of New York to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Spanish.
Initiative for Women with Disabilities
Elly & Steve Hammerman Health & Wellness Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
359 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10010
A health and wellness center that provides primarily health and wellness services for women with physical disabilities. Individuals must have a physical disability to receive services. Languages: over the phone interpretation services are available upon request.
Organization that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. Languages: Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish.