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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE2018-10-12T12:50:18+00:00

Project Description

Homelessness is Avoidable.

We believe that helping a family avoid eviction is a moral obligation. Homelessness has far-reaching traumatic effects that can disrupt a child’s development, undermine a family’s stability, and continue to adversely affect an individual even after their homelessness has ended. We believe it is our responsibility to help keep our neighbors from experiencing this trauma whenever possible.

Preventing eviction is also economically prudent. It costs more than $44,000 a year to shelter a family and more than $35,000 for an individual. We provide an average of $1,000 in rent arrears assistance to individuals and families. We believe that the financial investment is a small price to pay to help a family achieve stability and to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

We also provide additional forms of assistance on a case-by-case basis, including the first month rent on an apartment for families moving out of shelter, utilities, phone bills, Internet, and other necessities, and MetroCards for various types of appointments or employment/training opportunities.

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Guests

Days of Operation:
Monday–Thursday

Hours of Operation:
9:30am–4:30pm

Location:
55 West 15th St., between 5th & 6th Aves.

How to Apply:
MetroCards: Applicants must see the Director of Outreach and bring documentation.

Financial Assistance: Applicants must schedule a phone screening with the Executive Director, Monday-Thursday only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Please see FAQs for more detailed information.

Donate

Donors

Supporting the Financial Assistance Program is the way to make the biggest impact with your gift, not only in terms of an ROI, but on the lives of the families you save from eviction. This is truly a gift that will last a lifetime!

Can I make a monetary donation to the Financial Assistance Program?2018-10-09T10:53:55+00:00

Absolutely! Please visit our Donation page for information about monetary donations.