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.

Learn more.

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.




NYC Homelessness Hits Highest Levels Since 1980s

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Shocking Stats & a Helping Hand

Homelessness in New York City hit the highest level since the 1980s, reports the Coalition for the Homeless.

If that doesn’t shock you, how about this?

The 82nd Annual CYO Club of Champions Tribute

Each year this annual event raises money to support the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). CYO serves tens of thousands of young people each year through athletic, social, spiritual and cultural activities and services. Funds raised at this annual dinner provide critical resources for our inner-city community centers, parish-based athletic programs, summer camps for disabled and minority youth, teen leadership and youth ministry programs.


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 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.