Homelessness Prevention


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Homebase locations are closed. Homebase services are still available by phone.

Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. You may be eligible for Homebase services if you:
  • Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
  • Are low-income
  • Want to remain stably housed in your community



Learn More About Homebase in Your Borough

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Use the Homebase locator (Accessible)


Learn About Monthly Homebase Workshops

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With conveniently located prevention centers staffed with homelessness prevention experts, Homebase offers a range of services under one roof, including:
  • 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

Read Frequently Asked Questions.


Audio Description: Information about Homebase, a DHS program providing homelessness preventions services to those at risk of eviction.

Woman speaker: You're working hard but still struggling to make ends meet, and you're behind on your rent. Now you're facing possible eviction. You can't imagine your kid going through it. What do you tell her? We can help your family in your home, but you have to let us know that you need help. Please, reach out before you are forced out of your home.

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Reach out before you are forced out of your home.
Visit nyc.gov/homebase or call 311 today to find out how Homebase can help you.