Preserving Housing

A home is the foundation for stability.  But skyrocketing housing prices coupled with low wages result in evictions and homelessness for growing numbers of children, individuals and families.

Catholic Charities is here to help.  Our Preserving Housing program provides homelessness prevention services for families and individuals facing imminent eviction.  Our staff assesses the situation.  They work with individuals and families to create comprehensive plans that respond to the immanent emergency.  And they help avoid future crises.  To access rent subsidies and other government programs our caseworkers work with landlords, legal services, fellow community-based organizations and financial management programs.


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Individuals and families who fall behind on rent and are being sued in housing court can also receive help with:

  • Back rent
  • Family eviction prevention housing subsidies
  • Moving from New York City shelters to suitable apartments
  • Housing court and other legal challenges
  • Mediation with landlords

Find a Catholic Charities agency for help with eviction.

 

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NYSBPL 47th Annual Legislative Conference

Join Catholic Charities at the NYS Association For Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. 47th Annual Legislative Conference (NYSBPL) in Albany, New York Feb. 16 – 18, 2018

NYN MEDIA'S FIFTY OVER 50 EVENT

NYN Media will honor 50 of New York’s most prominent and accomplished leaders in human services, health care, education and other nonprofits over the age of 50 who continue to make a positive impact on New York through their achievements, leadership abilities, philanthropic efforts, and dedication to the betterment of the State!

Introducing the Latest NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities First Profile: A Father Figure Dies, & the Bills Pile Up

Jashua Valentín woke up to his mother’s anguished cries. She usually helped him navigate his one-hour trip to elementary school in the Bronx, but on this day she sent Jashua, then 9, alone. The man who had been like a father to him was lying next to her, not moving.

Free School Supplies for Children We Serve

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

How Catholic Charities Sets Children Up for Success

It's time for Back-to-School shopping and we want to make sure children we serve at Catholic Charities are set up for success.  

Other Eviction Prevention Resources

Catholic Charities partners with many organizations in the process of preventing an eviction. However, we may not have an office in your immediate area and we want you to get the help you need.

In New York City:  

Call 311 or go to: www.nyc.gov/311

Or download the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) map: www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/homebase_map.pdf

Catholic Charities Joins Forces to Reverse the Reality of Homeless Veterans

Posted on August 11, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The tragic reality of homeless veterans – at least 2,000 in New York City alone - has persisted far too long and Catholic Charities has joined forced to stop it. Yesterday, August 11th, for example, we participated in the 3rd Annual Veteran’s Resource Fair hosted by NY State Senator Bill Perkins and others at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem. 

Cops, Community & Our Staff Bond in the Bronx During National Night Out

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

As police/community relations sour and cell phone shots of abuse multiply, Catholic Charities Homebase Staff stepped in by joining “National Night Out”  an annual event designed to foster alliances and prevent crime in the Bronx on August 2nd.