Emergency Housing Services

The Emergency Housing Services (EHS) unit provides emergency relocation services and rehousing assistance to households who have been displaced from their homes as a result of fires or city-issued vacate orders. Displaced households are placed in family centers and single-room-occupancy hotels in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Owners of residential buildings must provide the names and apartment numbers of all legal tenants in occupancy to EHS in the event of a building-wide emergency, such as a fire or vacate order. Owners may be responsible for HPD shelter expenses that result from residential displacement due to fires or city-issued vacate orders.

Questions? Call 212-863-8561.