In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression. This page provides an overview of homelessness in New York City. You can also download a fact sheet about homelessness in New York City. In June , there were 60, homeless people , including 14, homeless families with 21, homeless children , sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families make up nearly three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.
If your housing situation is uncertain, you can find help throughout NYC. Check out the resources below to find a safe place to stay, get free and confidential support for your health and well-being, and access what you need to help reach your goals. If you need a safe place to stay, resources are available. To get connected:.
So much more than a shelter, we provide affirming and transformative services so each young person can create their own path to independence. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, days a year. Follow their journey from homelessness to independence. Your gift will help us continue to provide our youth with a safe place to sleep, clean clothes, food, and ultimately, a place to call home. On Monday, June 3, we held a gala to honor the incredible young people who have stayed at Covenant House New York and raise money to provide shelter and services ….
Homeless individuals and families have a right to shelter in the City of New York. If you are currently homeless, you can seek assistance at the intake shelters listed below which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have difficulty applying for shelter or in receiving a shelter bed, or if you have questions about the shelter system, please come into the Crisis Intervention Program at the Coalition for the Homeless. Men Only. Couples or two adult family members must submit the following documents when applying for shelter:.