About Nazareth Housing

Unlocking Potential Since 1983


Nazareth Housing is a community-based nonprofit serving vulnerable families and individuals in crisis. For almost 40 years Nazareth has helped families to unlock their potential, build pathways out of poverty, and avoid homelessness.

Nazareth Housing provides:

  1. Help for New Yorkers seeking stable housing through the provision of shelter, supportive housing, and assistance applying for affordable housing lotteries
  2. Referral to a robust network of services that enables families to cope with challenges such as domestic violence, mental health, unemployment and child care
  3. Access to two weekly food pantries for those grappling with food insecurity.
  4. Financial coaching for families looking to repair their credit and save for the future

Breaking the cycle of homelessness by preventing it from happening at all.

Homelessness is now a decades-long crisis in New York City. Nazareth Housing strives to stabilize families long before they become homeless, breaking the cycle by preventing homelessness in the first place. We believe that the earlier we can recognize signs of distress, the quicker and easier families can overcome barriers to stability. Our sole mission is to enable families to thrive, follow their dreams, and build strong foundations that will last for generations.

Homelessness Prevention

Through benefit screenings, HUD-certified housing counseling, personal financial coaching and employment readiness services, Nazareth Housing helps families attain housing security and find permanent solutions to avoid homelessness. Learn more.

Financial Capability

MoneyLab delivers essential economic and financial empowerment services designed to help households understand, manage, and build their economic resources and financial capability. Learn more.

Supportive Housing

Nazareth Housing provides affordable low-income housing and support services to low-income, elderly, and formerly homeless residents of New York City, strengthening independence and enabling families to continue living in their communities. Learn more.

Emergency Family Shelter

Nazareth Housing offers safe temporary housing which, when coupled with our programs, enables families to become independent, find housing faster, and remain housed for good. Learn more.

Our Mission

Nazareth Housing is committed to the promotion of housing stability and economic mobility among vulnerable families and individuals of New York City, through the provision of: homelessness prevention services, emergency family shelter, supportive housing and urgent needs assistance.

Our Vision for New York City

To empower families and individuals to build a pathway out of poverty and prevent homelessness in our communities.


Our Values

Self-Sufficiency, Responsibility, Well-Being, Integrity, Diversity, Compassion


Learn More

Our Founder, Sister Marion Agnes Daniel


From grassroots efforts to founding Nazareth Housing, Sister Marion Agnes Daniel maintained a low-profile as she worked tirelessly for over three decades on behalf of residents of the Lower East Side. Sister Marion Agnes Daniel was, and still is, an inspiration for all those who continue her legacy of helping families in need.

Learn more