Housing Ambassadors

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

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

Housing Ambassadors

View the Housing Ambassadors Map for locations and more information.

BronxPro Group
Affordable housing developer and residential service provider in Morris Heights.
1605 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bronx, NY 10453 (718) 294-5840 Languages: English, Spanish
University Neighborhood Housing Program
Multiple services provided by collaborative of non-profits.
Northwest Bronx Resources Center
2715 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 933-2539
Languages: English, Spanish
Call for appointments. No walk-ins, please.
The Actors Fund 
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities.
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (212) 221-7303
Call for information on seminars and appointments.
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS) 
Nonprofit organization in City Line, Brooklyn, that focuses on improving the lives of immigrants and low-income residents.
181 Forbell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F

(718) 235-1700

Languages: Bangla/Bengali, English
Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH) 
Grassroots organization that works towards community empowerment, with multiple Brooklyn locations.
View map or website for locations in north, east, and downtown Brooklyn (718) 360-2906 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for appointments.
Family Services Network of NY
(New Beginning Housing Program)
Community-based organization providing comprehensive health and human services in NYC.
1420 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(347) 770-9911 x6319 or x6320; or (347) 489-2895

Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC)
Community development organization and service provider in South Brooklyn.
FAC Center 621 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(718) 237-2017 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for event info.
Community development corporation serving Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights.
1224 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11216
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(718) 522-2613

Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY) 
Community organization focused on improving the lives and economic opportunities of women, minorities, and local residents.
80 Jamaica Avenue, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11207
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F

(718) 385-6700 x17

Ask for Joel Oporta

Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Los Sures (Southside United HDFC) 
Community-based non-profit organization in the South Side of Williamsburg.
434 South 5th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(718) 387-3600

Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for appointments.
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) 
Affordable housing developer and service providing organization in Downtown Brooklyn.
One Metro Tech Center North, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 246-8080 x239 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC, Inc. 
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Brooklyn.

2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

9201 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 469-4679

Languages: English, Spanish.
116th Street Block Association, Inc. 
Neighborhood organization providing a variety of community services, including housing.
55 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(212) 860-4100

Languages: English, Spanish
The Actors Fund 
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities.
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10019 (212) 221-7303
Call for info on seminars and appointments.
Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) 
Community development organization and service provider in Washington Heights.
500 West 159th Street, New York, NY 10032

(212) 795-4779

Call for hours and event info.
Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) 
Neighborhood housing and preservation organization in the Lower East Side.
171 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Hours: 10am-6pm, M-F

(212) 533-2541

Appointments required. Call for event and appointment info.
Hope Community, Inc. 
Community-based nonprofit affordable housing organization, enriching the lives of the people who live and work in East Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods.
174 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(212) 860-8821
Ask for: Shawndell Powell

Languages: English, Spanish.
Call or email for appointments.
Chhaya CDC
Community organization, advocate, and service provider with focus on New Yorkers of South Asian origin.
37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 478-3848

Languages: Arabic, English, Spanish.
Call for info on workshops and appointments.
Organization for all social services needs.
27-40 Hoyt Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F

(718) 396-5023
Ask for Keron Rivera or Paola Duran.

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Spanish.
Legal Hand - Center for Court Innovation
Trained community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance and referrals on a variety of issues.
149-13 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432
Hours: M: 2pm-8pm; Tu/W/Th: 10am-5pm; F: 10am-2pm; Sa  10am-1pm
(718) 593-2198
Ask for Jose Torres
Languages: Arabic, English, Mandarin, Spanish.
Margert Community Corp.
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.
325 Beach 37th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-Th
(718) 471-3724
Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. 
Neighborhood housing organization based in Jamaica, Queens.
89-70 162nd Street, Jamaica, NY 11432
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F; evenings and weekends by appointment.
(718) 291-7400
Languages: English, Spanish.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc. 
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Queens.
60-20 Woodside Ave, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11377 (718) 457-1017 Call for hours and event info.
Ocean Bay CDC
Community development organization in the Rockaways, Queens, offering a variety of social services and training.
443 Beach 54th Street, Averne, NY 11692
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, M-F; Summer months: 8:30am-6:30pm, closed Fridays
(718) 945-8640 x217
Ask for Olivia Harris
Appointments preferred. Walk-ins okay if necessary.

Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities

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)
Non-profit agency providing Housing Assistance for families and individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals must be currently receiving services from OPWDD.
80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 Families (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn):
(917) 965-2950 x108/109; Families (Staten Island):
(718) 442-6006 x220; Individuals (all boroughs): (212) 683-6700 x1101
Languages: English, Spanish
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
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.
330 West 34th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: 2pm-5:30pm M-F
(212) 947-5770 x216
Ask for Shirley Binns.
Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Initiative for Women with Disabilities
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.
Elly & Steve Hammerman Health & Wellness Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
359 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10010
(212) 598-6429 Languages: over the phone interpretation services are available upon request.
Wheeling Forward/The Axis Project
Organization that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need.
1325 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Hours: 1:30-5:30pm M-Sa
(646) 450-0077
Ask for Sharifa Abu-Hamda
Languages: Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish

To learn more about the Housing Ambassadors program, email ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov.

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