Emergency Family Shelter

If you are currently homeless, contact the Department of Homeless Services by dialing 311 or (718) 503-6400
Nazareth Housing cannot accept families directly. You must be referred by an agency below before being placed in one of our shelters.

A First Step to Housing


With a track record that spans over thirty years, Nazareth Housing has a well-developed approach to stabilize and strengthen families recovering from the multiple losses and traumas of homelessness. Transitional family housing affords families a critical safety net while they work one-on-one with staff members to build skills and work towards safe and affordable housing.

At Nazareth Housing, families find support for all areas of their lives:

  • Housing counseling
  • Job readiness
  • Housing applications
  • Financial workshops
  • Nutrition support

Nazareth Housing operates 46 transitional family housing units in both the Bronx and Lower East Side. In Fiscal Year 2016, Nazareth Housing ensured safe housing for 52 families, including 129 children. Because of the effective services at Nazareth Housing, families stayed an average of 187 days less than the overall NYC shelter average.

At Nazareth Housing shelters, families find permanent housing 187 days faster.

Nazareth Housing
273 days in shelter
NYC Shelter Average
460 days in shelter

Shelter Resources


Below is a list of shelters in New York City and the individuals they assist.

Families with children under 21, and families with a pregnant member

Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 503-6400


Adult families (no children)

Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC) Office
 400-430 East 30th Street, NYC 10016
(212) 481-4707


Single Women (no children)

Women’s Shelter
116 Williams Ave, Brooklyn 11207
(718) 483-7700


Franklin Women’s Shelter
 1127 Franklin Ave, Bronx 10450
(347) 417-8240


Single Men (no children)

30th Street Men’s Shelter
 400-430 East 30th Street, NYC 10016
(212) 481-4707

Contact us today to speak to a team member about how to receive Nazareth Housing services, or if you have any questions about shelter services in NYC:

Frequently Asked Questions


Families with dependent children should go directly to PATH (Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing office). You will need to bring your children with you. The following documentation will be needed: birth certificates, immunization records, social security cards, photo ID and names and addresses of people you stayed with over the last 24 months.
PATH is the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing office which is the Department of Homeless Services intake location for adult families; single pregnant women over age 18 and families with dependent children under the age of 21.
Not necessarily. If you are over the age of 18 with dependent children or pregnant you may receive emergency shelter for the night or a 10-day conditional placement until you are deemed eligible by Department of Homeless Services for shelter placement.
NYC’s Department of Homeless Services Prevention Assistance & Temporary Housing (PATH) office is located at: 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton Ave. Gerard Ave.)

Subway directions: 2,4,or 5 train to 149th Street Grand Concourse. Walk north on Grand Concourse to E. 151st Street. Make a left on E. 151st Street and walk towards Walton Ave.

If you or your child are a victim of domestic violence and require emergency placement to ensure your safety, you should contact Safe Horizon at (212) 577-7700.
Youth under the age of 17 with no children and are in need of a safe place can go to Covenant House. Covenant House is located at 461 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Covenant House has a crisis center. Covenant House NINELINE counselors are available every day. They utilize a database of more than 30,000 social service and child welfare agencies so callers can be connected with immediate assistance anywhere in the United States. Call (800) 999-9999 or visit www.NINELINE.org.