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Opening Doors Transforming Lives Unlocking Potential Since 1983

Nazareth Housing is a community-based nonprofit promoting housing stability and economic mobility among vulnerable families and individuals of New York City.

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Our Door Is Always Open

Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, Nazareth Housing's doors remain open as we step forward to meet new challenges:
  • Doubling our weekly capacity at Louise's Pantry and serving 31,075 individuals between March 2020 and September 2020.
  • Enrolling 328 households in benefit programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption), and DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption).
  •  $23,000-worth of pre-paid debit cards were distributed to extremely vulnerable households ineligible for government assistance.
  • Moved 11 families from shelter to permanent housing.
  • Distributing PPE and educational materials to clients and the community.
  • Offering virtual workshops on eviction prevention strategies

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Individuals Served in 2020


Individuals received nutritional assistance at Louise’s Pantry from March through
September 2020.


Returned to 1,266 individuals in 2019

Our Scope of Services


Homelessness Prevention

Providing ongoing support to low income households and seniors to promote housing retention and continued self-sufficiency.

Louise’s Pantry

Providing food, clothing, toiletries, and urgent needs assistance to low-income families and seniors.

Financial Capability

Delivering essential financial empowerment services designed to help households build their economic resources and financial capability.


Supportive Housing

Combining case management and subsidized rent to families, seniors, and those with mental illness.


Emergency Family Shelter

Moving families from homelessness to housed better than anyone else in NYC.


Urgent Needs Assistance

When New Yorkers find themselves without a safety net, Nazareth Housing is here to help.

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A Pathway out of Poverty

As a community-based organization, Nazareth Housing seeks to restore dignity and visibility to the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers, and give voice to their aspirations.

We touch people’s lives and engage with our clients in a way that empowers them to build a pathway out of poverty and create lives filled with possibility and opportunity.

In Memory of Steve Edwards

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Steve Edwards, our longest standing board member passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Steve was a vital champion and steward of Nazareth Housing for nearly 30 years and will be sorely missed by everyone in the Nazareth community. Read more >>

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