About Nazareth Housing

Unlocking Potential Since 1983

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

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.

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 Mission

Nazareth Housing is a community-based organization 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

Nazareth Housing’s Vision is to empower families and individuals to build a pathway out of poverty and prevent homelessness in our communities.

Our Services

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