Resources and Links

Below are resources and links on housing-related issues that households may face in finding or maintaining an apartment.

Domestic Violence Providers
Housing and Homelessness Resources
Public Assistance Resources
Housing Search Resources
Legal Providers
Housing and Domestic Violence Policy Organizations

Domestic Violence Providers

If you are a victim of domestic violence and in need of emergency shelter immediately, call NYC’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE.

General information about domestic violence services in NYC:

The City of New York Resource Directory of Domestic Violence Services contains comprehensive information on services available to domestic violence victims throughout the five boroughs. Click here to access the directory.

Specific domestic violence shelter and non-residential providers:

Housing and Homelessness Resources

Assistance preparing for, and identifying, affordable housing:

  • HPD’s Housing Ambassadors
  • HPD’s Outreach Van which provides information and services throughout the five boroughs. Services include preparing for affordable housing lotteries, understanding rights and responsibilities as a tenant, help filing a complaint about housing code violations or landlord harassment.
    Learn how to remedy housing code violations at your property. Click here to view the Outreach Van calendar.
  • Ready to Rent  is a New York City program that helps New Yorkers prepare to apply for affordable housing. It provides free one-on-one financial counseling and assistance with affordable housing applications. To schedule a one-on-one financial counseling session, call 311 and ask for “Ready to Rent.”  For assistance applying for affordable housing through NYC Housing Connect, schedule an appointment with a Housing Ambassador who can help you apply for housing lotteries, gather information in case your number comes up, and get ready to show that you qualify. To make an appointment, contact a Housing Ambassador directly.

Homelessness prevention and outreach:

Supportive housing information:

NYCHA public housing and Section 8:

Public Benefits Resources

Public benefits information:

Job Center locations and information:

To request a fair hearing:

To learn more about the communities in which you are searching for housing, use NYCityMap. NYCityMap allows you to select a location in New York City and view nearby services nearby including daycare centers, head start programs, libraries, public transportation, hospitals and more. This service will allow you to identify resources in your new community once you locate an apartment.

Free online listings:

Affordable housing opportunities in NYC:

Affordable housing opportunities in New Jersey:

Interactive real estate maps plus property data and listings:

Housing and Domestic Violence Policy Organizations

NYC Organizations:

National Organizations: