Assistance Programs in New York City

By | October 8, 2018
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New York Assistance Programs.  Do you live in Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island?  There are many charities and community and government organizations that offer aid to families individuals.  If you work full-time, part-time, are unemployed, disabled, you may be eligible for help. Individuals and families in the Bronx and throughout New York can find many resources to help with temporary housing and rent.  Inner City churches and community organization work together to help prevent eviction by paying past-due rent.

New York Assistance Programs

Legal Aid Assistance

The Legal Aid helps tenants with landlord/tenant mediation and rental assistance.  If you are facing eviction because of nonpayment of rent due to the landlord abandoning the property or not providing mandatory repairs or the property is not fit for living.   If you need to legal representation there are Legal Aid offices that can assist and advise you.  If you are living in a substandard dwelling do not stop paying rent, but put the rent in a bank account as you wait to go to court and get a judgment.

Salvation Army Services

  • Feeding programs, soup kitchens, and pantries.
  • Medical Assistance – 212-337-7410
  • Help with bills like rent, utilities
  • Emotional and Spiritual Counseling by licensed and trained staff to address trauma due to abuse, disasters, loss, addiction etc.
  • Temporary housing through short-termed shelters and housing for single women with children.
  • Disaster aid services: managing and distributing funds and grants designated during a disaster, like floods, fire, etc.
  • Seasonal Services – Christmas toy program, coast for kids, Thanksgiving meals, etc.

Community Organizations

New York Assistance Programs are the gateway between,  businesses, private donations, and government grants, and the community.  These outreach organizations help to screen and distribute funds individuals and families with help with rent, utilities, food, and other necessary resources.  You must qualify financially and may need a referral from the DDS to receive help.

Government Assistance

The Department of Social Services helps low-income families on a multitude of levels.  There you can get financial aid for bills, disability housing grants, SNAP (food benefits), TANF, eviction prevention, etc.  If you are struggling financially, even if you are working, you may qualify for help from the Department of Social Services.

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Bronx New York

Bronx Citadel Salvation Army
425 East 159th St.
Bronx, NY – 10451
(718) 665-2504

Bronx Food Stamps Office
Government office in New York City, New York
1910 Monterey Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 722-8013

Westchester County Social Services
100 E 1st St, Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Phone: (914) 995-3333

369 East 148th Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Bronx Tremont Salvation Army
2121 Washington Ave
Bronx, NY – 10457
(718) 584-6250

West Bronx Housing And Neighborhood Resource Center Inc
3716 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY – 10467
(718) 798-0929

Legal Aid Society  
953 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10459
Phone: 718-991-4758

West Bronx Housing And Neighborhood Resource Center Inc
3716 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY – 10467
(718) 798-0929

Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development
Roosevelt Square N
Mount Vernon, NY – 10550
(914) 665-2300

Neighborhood Association for Intercultural Affairs
Main address: 1055 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
Contact – 718-538-3344

Brooklyn New York Assistance Programs

Department of Social Services
3050 W 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Brooklyn Medicaid Office
3050 W 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 333-3000

Brooklyn Food Stamp Department
253 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 722-4004

CAMBA Legal Services
855 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11226
Phone number 718-287-0010

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation
260 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

South Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Legal Aid Society 166 Montague
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Telephone – 718-722-3100

Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216

LSNY Brooklyn
Address: 180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen’s Council
217 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Dial 718-366-3800

Manhattan Assistance

The Jewish Federations Of North America
Social services organization in New York City, New York
25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 284-6500

New York City Food Stamp Office
12 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
New York, NY
(718) 722-8013

Department Of Social Services
180 Water Street
New York, NY 100389
(212) 331-6000

Harlem Temple Salvation Army
540 Lenox Ave
New York, NY – 10037
(212) 862-3900

Manhattan Citadel Salvation Army
175 East 125th St
New York, NY – 10035
(212) 860-3200

Eviction Intervention Services
150 E. 62nd Street
New York, New York 10021
Dial 212-308-2210 for rent help and eviction prevention.

Harlem Congregations For Community Improvement, Inc.
2854 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY – 10039
(212) 281-4887

Legal Aid Society (Harlem)
230 E. 106th Street
New York, NY 10029

Center For Urban Community Services, Inc.
198 E. 121st Street
New York, NY – 10035
(212) 801-3300

Queens New York Assistance Programs

Queens Department of Social Services
Building 12, Hillside Complex
80-45 Winchester Blvd
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 217-4242

Food Stamp Office
165-08 88th Ave,
Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 722-8013

Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Queens, NY 11375

Queens Legal Services
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435

Legal Aid Society (Queens)
120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone number: 718-286-2461

Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Queens, NY 11375
Tel: 718-592-5757

CCNS WIC Program
Public Health Department
161-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 657-2580

Jasa Jewish Association For Services
9777 Queens Blvd,
Rego Park, NY 11374

Staten Island Rent Assistance

Human Resources Administration
275 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718) 473-8510

Staten Island SNAP Center
201 Bay St
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 722-8013

Staten Island Housing Association
84 Lamport Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
9718) 447-5035

Legal Aid Society
Social Services Organization
Staten Island, NY
(718) 273-6677

Legal Services NYC
36 Richmond Terrace # 205
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 233-6480

Housing Authority  
125 Cassidy Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 273-6808

Salvation Army
15 Broad St
Staten Island, NY (718) 448-8480