Homebase: Homeless Prevention

With the creation of the Homebase program, the Department of Homeless Services dramatically changed the landscape of homeless services in New York City. Prior to this time, many low-income New Yorkers found the shelter system 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 the shelter system.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis, Homebase can help with:

  • 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

Homebase remains a cornerstone of the City’s homelessness prevention efforts, crafting individualized assistance to meet the needs of each household. They recently opened more locations in community districts throughout the five boroughs.

Some sites are CAMBA 1, located at 1117 Eastern Parkway (718-622-7323), and 1958 Fulton Street (718-408-5756 x 37100)

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