PATH Shelter Application Office is Moving May 3rd

PATH shelter application office (currently located at 346 Powers Ave, Bronx) is moving on May 3, 2011 to 151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
Subway directions:
2,4, or 5 train to 149th St.-Grand Concourse
Walk North on Grand Concourse to E. 151st Street
Make left and proceed to East 151st Street & Walton Ave.

Click here for a Legal Aid guide for families applying for shelter at PATH.

Where to go:

Please read this section carefully – depending on your family situation, you must go to one of two family intake centers.

Families with Children Under 21 Years Old

  • Families with children younger than 21 years old who are applying for shelter must go (in-person) to the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing Office in the Bronx. The PATH Office is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Pregnant Families (single pregnant women, pregnant couples, or parent/grandparent(s) with pregnant child 21 years of age or over)

  • Pregnant families must go (in-person) to the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH Office in the Bronx). The PATH Office is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Adult Families with No Children Under 21

  • Adult families with no children younger than 21 must go to the Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC) located in Manhattan. AFIC is open 24 hours, seven days a week.  AFIC is located at: 400-430 East 30th Street/1st Ave., New York, NY 10016 (Manhattan).

Directions to AFIC
Subway: 6 to 28th Street station. Walk east to 1st Avenue and turn left, heading north to 30th street.
Bus: M15 to 29th Street

Click here for more information on who goes to PATH and who goes to AFICinformation about the move is not posted here, so please check this website before you go to the new office in case of delay.

Thanks to the Legal Aid Society – Homeless Rights Project and Coalition for the Homeless for providing this information



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654 Comments

  1. Path sucks the only help those who they want I have been there 6 times and six time they don’t help me and I have a six year old child hopefuly the new place is better still in need of help but it won’t be from them

  2. Path DOES suck, I have been there twice and I am pregnant. They send you to all these appointments, place you in a ”temporary” shelter while they do ”investigations” to then turn around and say, there is nothing we can do for you. I advise if you are homeless and are WORKING, to find help elsewhere or do it on your own..Path sucks!

  3. It’s true PATH sucks they really really sucks my daughter went to them with her a new born and her 2 year old son and they turn her down after ten days. and they do have you back and forth and at the end they dont help you. they told her that they can do nothing for her. and that she has to find a place to stay for 10 days because she can not re-apply for path until after the ten days. All they gave her was a list of apartment that she could look for and they will help her with the down payment.
    PATH SUCKS.

  4. yea path doesnt really care what happens to you or your family. it took me almost 2 years to become eligible and the first time i went i was in danger for me and my child with acs trying to help and they still kicked me out. making me jump from place to place with my ill baby!!! the whole system is messed up. we are just numbers they “helped” for their weekly,monthy,and yearly quota!!

  5. P.A.T.H is a terrible place to seek help. They had me moving around every 10 days, they didn’t even care. I was kicked out of there with my 2 babies in the pouring rain one night! They wouldn’t let me in. They told me I have to find a friend to family to stay with, and that I couldn’t reapply. I had no one to turn to! They are heartless people there. They aren’t trying to help at all. They are only there to be there to work, and make thier income for thierself, and they don’t even do thier job.

  6. Path doesnt suck you just have to keep going until they are willing to help you. My girl and i went through path and they put us through the same thing and we just kept showing them we had no place to go

  7. Path does suck. My brother has been more than two times. He has two boys he’s raising on his own. They gave him a ten day stay. After that he got denied. They did their little investing. And then lied stating he could stay where they went to investigate. My brother isn’t from here he’s from down south. Down there they don’t have shelters for men with kids. He was out in the street for two years. I sent for him so he could have a chance to raise his kids right with help from path. All they did was give him the run around and then denied him. He’s not trying to cheat the system. It’s sad that most of the people they do help cheat the system. Path needs to make changes and do the right thing for those who are really in need.

  8. I also had to go to the path center with a paraplegic relative and was found ineligible. I found out that they did not speak to the landlord at all and only spoke to the individual were I was staying at from the outside of the house. I have since been asked to leave the premisses once more and I’m staying with a friend of a friend whom is going thru a eviction as we speak. I find that the path center needs to actually go to the field and do their job because in order to determine that a person is ineligible they need to speak to all the sources. I know I will find myself in the path center once more if this individual gets evicted or if she ask me to leave due to her situation. this was the rehabilitated path office at 151 street. So I really don’t think there will be much change since the individuals that are employed there is the issue.

  9. GISELLE POLANCO says:

    YES PATH DOES SUCK,FIRST OFF WHAT IS KNOW NOW AS PATH WAS THE E.A.U THEY ARE VERY DIRTY,GIVE YOU DIRTY PLAY PENS FOR THE BABIES AND THE DIRTY REUSED BLANKETS THEY GIVE YOU WHEN IT’S COLD ALL BROKEN AND DIRTY, AND THE WORKERS THERE ARE NASTY BAD ATTITUDES,I WENT TO THE E.A.U 3 TIMES BECAUSE I HAD TO NOT THAT I WANTED TOO,WHAT CHOICE DO WE HAVE IF THE GOVERMENT TOO FREAKIN CHEAP TO PUT SOME REAL GOOD GOVERMENT RUN SHELTERS WHERE EVERYTHING IS CLEAN AND SANTITIZED FOR OUR SAFTY AND TREATED WITH THE RESPECT WE DESERVE,AND IS PROVIDED WITH THE THINGS WE NEED!!!

  10. I have two children a 7year old daughter and a 3 year old son. We went into the path shelter (151 street) in the bronx on Sept 17,2011. We went there because my mother have no room for us to stay there with her. My mother only have a two bedroom apartment and my 15 year old brother stays in one of those rooms, and my mother is inside the other room by herself. She have a least with section 8 and they don’t allow people who are not the least to stay there so i left with my kids cause not only that her landlord wrote a letter telling us to leave the apartment ASAP. We was at the shelter for ten days and they said that they made attempts to come see the apartment but nobody was at home.

    I told them that my mother works and don’t be home until after 6:30-7pm. She called the people at the shelter letting them no that we can’t stay with her, cause she don’t have the room for us. They denied us housing on Oct. 1st,2011 and told us to leave the shelter and said that we can’t reapply until ten days later. They put us out cause they said my mother could move the twin bed out of my 15 year old brother room and put bunkbeds inside. And for my mother to move out her queen size bed and put two twin beds inside her room. My mother said no cause she is not putting herself out to please the shelter when its the nyc mayor job to help the people in the shelter. Plus who is paying for the new beds that they want her to buy. She don’t have the money to provide shelter for us. That’s why she told us to go into the shelter so that they could help us, but they can’t cause they put us out.

    I then asked them where am i suppoed to go with my two kids and the rain? They said find a friend or family member but i have nobody but my mother. They asked me if i could go back to my kids father but i can’t cause we are divorced and his already remarried and have a new family of his own. So i had to ask my last source of people to help me. My friend just came out the hospital and i asked her if I could stay with her. We’ve been staying with her since they put us out of the shelter. We stay inside her livingroom on the floor. But we can’t stay there any longer cause she have a dog and my kids can’t be around dogs.

    So yea I agree the path do suck bigtime. The mayor of nyc should be asame of himself for not help the people of nyc instead of giving them a denied letter on their door/mailbox.

  11. Berenis batista says:

    Well all of ya had bad luck cuz I was in path a year and 5 months and from here I got my apartment in a new building they dont help if u dont show an effort or u dont follow the rules

  12. Courtney Webb says:

    My experience with PATH was a good one. My son and I went to the old location on Powers Street. We got there in the morning, stayed there all day, and was placed in the evening. The center they put us in was so nice. It was hotel converted into a family shelter. We had our own room, bathroom, and kitchenette. We had no curfew, as long as we signed in every two days. The place was clean and very nice. It is true that if you do what you have to do, they will push you through much quicker. I was admitted August 3, 2008, and was in my own apt on December 4, 2008.

  13. hello my name is big a and i need help. my wife had three kids and all of then has a very risk heart condition and the medic from P.R. tranfer for N.Y.for medicalAid.those kids need the treathment inmeddiatly but she needs a shelter ho help her to get his own thing. any help or number of a good shelter will be good.

    • Sorry to hear this. You should call the NYS Office of the Attorney General Healthcare Helpline – 1-800-428-9071 to see if there is any temporary shelter they can provide. As well, I would imagine the hospital in NY where the children will be getting treatment may have some options.
      There is also a NY Community Health Advocates Hotline – 888-614-5400. Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. The operators may be able to help her find temporary housing options.

      Best of luck!

  14. i have been found ineligible for path i did everthing they asked me to do im 5 months preg and me and my partner have been homeless for a year they said we were ineligible because we couldnt prove where we lived for two yrs.i’ve had three differnt case workers and they all ask for something differnt. once i go back and get what they ask for the new caseworker says the new information is useless. i now have seven days to bring back information and i dont even know what they want i already have a high risk pregnancy my biggest fear is them throwing me on the streets because they fail to explain to me the exact information i need to provide……. ….. …. its bad enough the placement is dirty the food makes me nauseous and the springs off the matress are so bad they leave scars on my belly. but after being on the streets for a year running from state it to stae its better then nothing

  15. i agree path is dirty and nasty, and the workers just dont give a s&%t they treat people like crap, they somehow forget they were in the same situation once, bullshit how you have to be there from dusk to dawn to get some help if you get it cause most of the time they have you going back and forth. although my living arrangments have changed dramatically i never forget my experience with path.

  16. can a woman and a man go into a couple shelter without kids. Its for my niece and her boyfriend who has nowhere to go. please respond asap.thanking anyone for there help. new to this.

    • Lorie, for this concern and for more assistance please contact the Coalition for the Homeless at 212-776-2000 and the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Right’s Project at 1 (800) 649-9125.

      They can answer any concerns as well as try to work with them on other alternatives than going into a shelter.

      Best of luck to you and your family.

  17. If you are homeless , you’d better keep ur fingers crossed if you decide to go thru PATH. I am not kidding they are the worst !!! My daughter and my husband went thru path last year january 2011. They told us it took 10 days to do an investigation. It was 13 days after and me and my husband thought we were good. We thought we passed the inves. WRONG! They kicked us out of the shelter we were staying at in the middle of a snowstorm!!! My daughter had no hat no blanket and the shelter supervisor refused to let us back in our room we were staying at and he was so scared of my husband he called the cops. The cops came and made us pack all of our things (some things were even left behind in the shelter) because we was found unelligible. They are trying to say we can stay in my mothers apartment. My mother has a 2 bedroom apartment. 1 bedroom is for her and the other is for my twin brothers. Now where is there room for me myself and my husband?? They do alll these things and make up all this stuff not to find someone elligible. Its insanity!! Good luck to whoever goes thru path. Its veryyyy difficult to be found elligible. I been thru it 3 times and said that was it. Its insaneee what they do and how they treat people. Best Wishes..

  18. Yes path sucks dramatically I went about two yrs ago when they where on powers street n was found ineligible twice before they thought I was fit to stay. Now I’m homeless again with a one yr old and scared. I haven’t been to the new path on 151 yet any comments on how it is n wat to expect and is it really true they kick u out of path in this new place if ur found ineligible after ten days

  19. You have to demonstrate a need for emergency housing assistance. The shelter is for fire, unlivable, domestic violence. Real issues not for people who doesnt want to utilize relatives’ homes. The shelter is not a real estate. You have to get a job if you want an apartment. The shelter is for emergencies ONLY!!!!

  20. I have an apartment but my utilities are going to be turned off. will i get approved for the shelter until i can get them turned back on?

  21. Thank you Wil, i am gonna try them at 3:30. I only have til 5 before they shut the utilities off. I hope i get help soon.

  22. celestina says:

    my mohter is getting evicted from our home on may 31…I have a 17 mouth old daughter i am 20 years old…my boyfriend is also staying with us he is the father of my daughter…my question is can me and my boyfriend go to the shelter alittle earlier than may 31 or do we have to wait till we get evicted….

    • Hi Celestina,

      There are legal aid groups in NYC that deal with homelessness issues that I am going to refer you to. Below is the information:
      1. You can contact the NYC Legal Hotline at 212.626.7383 and from Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm. There are counselors available that can help provide brief advise in regards to housing and family issues.
      2. You can also contact Coalition for the Homeless at 212-776-2000 and;
      3. the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Right’s Project at 1 (800) 649-9125.

      These groups will be in a better place to explain your rights to you.

      Best of Luck!
      Wil

  23. I been in path 3x me husband 4 kids we had documents frm nycha s at in we cud not live in my moms three bedrm apartmnt which includes my mom 2 23yr old brothers 19yr old sister me my husband &my four kids ages 8 2 1 yr old twins. Now my 2 brothets sleep in livinroom my sister & my 8yr son sleep in one bedroom my mom has her room and me & 2yrs &1yr twins sleep in fullsize bed & husband sleep on floor its extremely too crowded in here and nycha said it themselves we cant stay its overcrowded and fire hazard path told us we can stay its room but I dnt c how Long am i suppose sleep same bed wit 3 kids ..til they grown? Its ridiculous its no where to convert for extra beds cus we have clothes bins its ashame they wnt help the ones that really need it so now where here still at crowded ass moms house until nycha finds out we stayin here & they told us not to.my mom cud lose her apartmnt becus we still here not to mention we not even on her lease shakin my head its pitiful I dnt knw wat to do..i knw my kids r getin big and we all cant sleep in bed together for long so upset livin a miserable life cus I cant get no help frm the ppl whose suppose b able to help fucked up nyc system

  24. Monique Williamson says:

    Path,the city of new York AND the coalition for the homeless are no help. Me and my 2 yr old son were denied after a 10 day investigation saying we were ineligible that I could go back to my cousins 2 bedroom apt with her 2 kids and her n her husband! There was no space we were on top of each other and that’s an uncomfortable situation after a certain amount of time.. My cousin wanted her space back I never even had keys to the apt and path did not care. I reapplied I was denied I went to the coalition all they do is write a letter saying why we should’nt be denied and that’s it!! I’ve called my worker for 4 days straight at the coalition and he will not return my calls!! I even tried to go to a family shelter in jersey and they said they don’t take out of state residents!!! So what are we suppose to do?? The city of new York does not care there aren’t even other options for shelter outside of path I know this because I called every family shelterin NYC and you HAVE to go through path to get in.. There are no section 8 no work advantage do idk why they are denying people no ones trying to get over or get benefits there are people out here truly homeless!!! I’m so ashamed of my city!

  25. Coalition for the homeless doesn’t do anything either…I just called they denied me all cause I don’t have a substance abuse problem…I didn’t know one had to fall under a particular “homeless category”….We have the best government in the world!!

  26. Sounds like Ms. Sasha is a PATH empolyee. What the employees need to keep in mind is that we are people too!! We don’t choose to be in the situations we are in. All we are asking for is some kind of understanding, consideration and provide that best costomer service possible. We are going through enough hard times and enough DV; whether it be emotional, verbal, mental physical. We don’t need verbal belittlement from the employees as well.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    Yes I can also agree that Paths absolutely sucks.My brother and his girlfriend and two children went their for assistance because they were homeless and was denied twice and found ineligible. They said the could stay with my mom which they were not allowed and her aunts house which they were not allowed to stay either. They told them they could sleep in the living with their two kids. what they need to understand they cant order you to stay somewhere your unwanted especially with two kids. Its unfortunate that people have to go to a shelter because they are homeless and not only that go through the process to only end up were they started

  30. I don’t get it. Y is it there is only one place for families to go and they don’t have to accept u. My ex husband is staying in a shelter no problem. He gets his own room. He didn’t have to go through any of the investigation or anyhing. They gave him a place to stay…bc he has nowhere to go. I’m a little confused. My one year old son and I are in the same position as he is. We have no where to go. How can u say I am intelligible to get a room. A floor. Anything to prevent u from the extremities of bein outside. Ur telling me a single man can get a place to stay w a roof but me and my 14 minth old son can’t?? What kind of society is this?? shouldn’t it b the opposite??if their gonna say oh…we can’t place u somewhere maybe the rules of getting an apt shouldn’t b the way which make it. Ompletelu impossible to get an apt. I don’t have any income. My unemployment ran out months ago and my bank account is empty. My credit is horrible. How am I supposed to get an apt in this city?? If they don’t wanna give u a place to stay that’s fine but they should make it more possible for ppl who don’t make much to get a place to live in the first place. Where am I supposed to go???

    • Julie, I am sorry to hear this. Are you saying that you went to PATH and were turned down? Often times, if you do not have all of the paperwork they require during the application process, this can delay or prevent you from receiving assistance.

  31. path does not “SUCK” as you people imply, its just that a lot of people with great health rather leach from the state and lay on your backs then actually work, i have a heart disease and can catch arrhythmia at any time and at one point of my life i had 3 jobs and full time student with no days off plus i have a son, and with no help doing it on my own, if i could have done that with a heart condition, so can most of you. quit complaining and get your butts up and do something about been homeless, dont wait for the city to do something for you if you got all that health, its a waiste if u not using it right.

  32. Sara Morales says:

    My family and I are thinking of coordinating a toy drive for the children in the homeless shelter at 151 and Walton Avenue for the Christmas holiday. We would like to coordinate this with whatever protocols you have in place.
    Can you tell me who I should speak to about this.

    • Dear Sara,
      Thank you for your note. Please note that we are not Path, we are a legal information blog for New Yorkers. To coordinate your toy drive you can contact Path directly at either (917) 521–3900 or just call 311 and ask to be connected to the Path offices. They should be able to advise you on protocols for donations to that house.
      Thank you.

  33. HI I’M SOON ABOUT TO GET EVICTED AND THE HOUSE I’M STAYING
    AT SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF PATH WOULD HELP ME AND MY 1 YEAR CHILD CAUSE I’M SEEING A LOT OF NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT PATH . SO I WOULD LIKE KNOW IF I WOULD GET THE HELP AND ALSO I’M WORKING TO .
    AND THERE ANY PROGRAM I COULD GO TO THAT CAN HELP ME PAY HALF OF MY RENT
    I NEED HELP WHAT TO DO

    • LawHelp NY Staff says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Im sorry to hear of your situation. Please do contact Path and complete an intake with them. They do have eligibility requirements, that you can read about more here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/homeless/famserv.shtml. But if you meet the requirements you will receive assistance.

      So, please if you have no other housing option, definitely contact Path and see what they can do for you.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  34. i am a single father with 2 son’s, we stayed with family but they got evicted, now i’m staying with a friend & we can’t stay here any longer, i have 2 job’s trying 2 get an apartment (so difficult) if i go to path with my boys will i be able 2 work? .. i not sure what to do.

  35. Well i went to path two years ago when it was on powers ave.in the bronx.i had my daughter with me .at first I was denied then I was accepted.for the people who do get accepted try to apply for hpd buildings .when u come from the shelter u automatically receive section 8(movable).i don’t know how the shelter is now but it wasn’t a to bad experience.a nice shelter is called linocoln atlantic motor inn.its right across from jamaica hospital in queens.to get placed their when the intake worker asks does your child go to school or daycare..say yes ..find a school or daycare In that area .they will place you close it.the shelter is nice private rooms bath fridge and kitchennet.i went in the shelter may of 2010 and was out feb 2011.good luck

  36. I want someone help me to find out the shelter for me. Because I am a Domestic Violence. So who can help me to find out the shelter me. Please let me know. Thank you.

    Ms. Susan Wong

  37. Im 17 years old and I have a one year old son and im now pregnant , I stay with my mother and there is no room for us I share a room with my little sister and she’s out of control. Im still in a relationship with my sons father and he works to support us but hes not allowed to see his son at my mothers house..Can we stay at PATH and work and go to school from there until we find an apartment, even though im only 17

  38. I am looking into going to path with my 2 boys ..I have moved from va beach back to ny and have Ben. Renting rooms for me and my sons ..ages 17 and 10 ..where I’m staying at now they want me to move out on Jan 1. St. I’m really skeptical on doing this cause I don’t want to go through that and then after 10 days I would have to leave to the streets ….is there any way that path can help me financially so I can leave out of nyc and back out of state ?

    • Hi Evy,

      Are you looking for financial assistance from PATH so that you can move out of NYC? Let me know, so that I know where its best to refer you. If this is what you are trying to do, PATH may not be the best place for you to try.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  39. Yes wil ….I’m trying to leave …where I’m at how they want is out which is Jan 1 ….and in accordance to nys laws they gave me a 30 day notice …which I’m not mad bit I prefer just for them to give me any help with my relocation

  40. Yes wil I just need help with relocation ….I do work on and off through a temp ….I just don’t wanna be homeless on Jan 1 st ….I spoke with my worker from pa and she doesn’t even know …she suggested for me to find a real estate that accept a voucher and she can req.first month rent and security and part of real estate but she wants me to act.quick …..I’ve been looking buy no solution ….if push cones to shove I’ll be glad to go hack our of state when I have been req. For a while now.

  41. I have a 2 year old son I used to live with my mother then move to a friend house n now my friend told me she can’t have me in her house because her sister came and the apartment is very small.also my son didn’t let her sleep .I work and go to school I just need a place to sleep for me and my 2 year old is path the option for me .

  42. I am interested in getting some information.
    I am currently living with my mother and husband. There is a lot of abuse going on and I am not comfortable staying here. I no longer feel safe.
    I feel as though if I continue to stay it is going to escalate to getting physical.
    I have to walk on eggshells.
    I currently am fulltime student and I also have a 1.5 year old child. And go to school in the city (CUNY Hunter).
    Should I go to PATH??? I am reading many negative comments and do not want to go if I am going to be turned away.

    • Hi Sheena,

      Sorry to hear you are going through so much right now. There are mixed reviews about PATH but for many people its the only option available if they have no other friends or relatives they can stay with. Rather than going directly to PATH you should call 3-1-1 and ask for the Homebase program: read more here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/atrisk/homebase.shtml

      You can be assigned a case manager who can explore other housing options with you or if need be help you get assistance from PATH. Please contact them and let us know the outcome.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  43. I haven’t I’m staying in a different friend house because I don’t want to leave school but I guess I will have to because I have no one to take care of my son on the weekend n I need to work .im just going crazy everywhere I go I get no help from no one

  44. i been bouncing back in forth with my two kids i wanna go to path but i dont now nothing about Shelter i dont wanna stay out in the streets with my kids if i dont qualify i dont have nobody in this world war

  45. Hello I am trying to find out where can I go to get help I am 23 years old no children and I am running from one hoe house to the next and I don’t want to prostitute anymore but I have nowhere to go and I am starting a work program Feb 4th but I need a steady place to go I don’t want to live like this any more please someone help me

    • Dear Shelle,

      Im very sorry to hear this. Can you tell me what county you live in so that I can see what assistance could be available in your area? Or I can email you in private.

      Wil

  46. I am in the Bronx my email is Shelleshellshell@gmail.com

  47. Hello I have a pregnant friend who was living in Va with her sister but went to Nyc to see her mom for Christmas and then her sister in Va put her out while she was staying with her mom in Nyc for Christmas and then her mom put her out and now she is staying at a shelter but she doesn’t know what to do and she is pregnant.

    • Hi Denise, is she staying at a PATH shelter or another kind of shelter. Often times some shelter provide some casework and counseling in addition to shelter to help the residents deal with any other issues they are going through.

      Let us know!
      Wil

  48. Hi my name is Lisa
    I’m getting evicted from the house I was staying
    But idk what to do I suppose. To do feps. Program. But
    Yesterday I went down public assistant to get. Help
    I work part time nd my income is low but they.
    Feel like I need to they workingprogram to get
    It but I have 2,yr old daughter. && I’m 5,
    Month’s pregnant
    Idk what to do help or suggested

    • Hi Lisa,

      Sorry to hear. What borough in NYC do you live in?

      Also, if you want to speak directly with us, we are available through http://www.LawHelp.org/NY. When you visit this website, click on the button that says LiveHelp. LiveHelp is available from 9-5pm. You can chat with someone that can help you find additional info on assistance.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  49. I live nd queens right now

    • Ok, thank you. If possible, can you please email me at wnegron@nylawhelp.org so that we can see what assistance may be available in your area. If you do not have access to an email, let me know and we can just communicate via this website.

      Thanks,
      Wil

  50. Samantha O'Connor-Hicks says:

    I have recently found out I am pregnant and high risk, I am currently living in a 2bedroom house with 6 other people that has mold on the walls , the ceilings are leaking, the paint is peeling and the roof has holes all over. I am wondering if PATH is an option for myself and husband who is unemployed at the moment

    • Hi Samantha, seems like PATH may be a good option (even if just temporary) as your current one could really put your baby and your health at risk. If I were you, I would call 3-1-1 let them know of your situation and have them look up the nearest PATH location to you so that you can complete an intake.

      Best of luck and keep us posted!

  51. Ms. Rodriguez says:

    I recently moved back to NYC from NC and I am staying with my sister and her son. I have 3 children and she telling me I have to leave. I know that PATH asks for a years worth of proof of address but I don’t have anything. What should I do?

    • Hi Ms. Rodriguez,

      If you have absolutely no other options, you should still try to complete an intake with PATH and see what they advise. It does not hurt to try, although you will spend a few hours of your time completing an intake and meeting with their caseworkers. However, they may still be able to assist you in some form. Please call 3-1-1 and ask them for the address of the nearest PATH intake office to you. And let us know how everything goes.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  52. i live in a room with my mom an sister an im having a baby. i cant have my child here ther no space.

    • Hi Jennifer, please call 3-1-1 and ask them for the nearest PATH intake office. It doesnt hurt to see if PATH can provide you with temporary housing while you have your baby.

  53. Hi I’m 5 months pregnant going house to house most nights I mainly stay at my aunts house but that is not permanent I cannot stay there she’s giving me till April I’m currently working as well will path help me find a affordable apt b4 I’m kicked out , what paper work will I need to bring there

    • Hi Marie,

      PATH may be able to assist you in this situation. Please look over this resource which explains the paperwork that you have to bring with you to the PATH intake office and what to do if you dont have some of the paperwork they require: http://www.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf?stateabbrev=/NY/

      Once you are ready to go into a PATH intake office, please call 3-1-1 and find the nearest intake office in your area. There is an intake office in every borough.

      Please let us know how it goes.
      Good luck,
      Wil

  54. Hello, I am a 28 yr old single mother with a 10 month old son. I was talking to a guy for about 2 months when I realized he seemed possessive. After deciding to end our friendship I learned that he was very abusive towards his ex girlfriend. I am somewhat afraid to remain in my household with my child because I know he can be very physical. I am currently living with my grandmother and 4 younger siblings and I am on her lease. Is PATH the right place for me to go ? I am currently working but would need assistance. Also, if I leave will it mess up the lease for my grandmother?

    • Hi Nicole,

      PATH will always try to place you with a family member before placing you in a shelter. Shelter is often the last resort. If your grandmother is going to kick you out and you have no other options then PATH can be a temporary last resort. There is usually a cost to breaking a lease that you or your grandmother would have to pay.

      Can you continue to stay with your grandmother? PATH may advocate for you to do this if you can.

      Good luck,
      Wil

  55. Hello, im 24 years old and im pregnant. My parents dont know I’m pregnant because they would disown me. I’m having a difficult time finding a job. I need help because I cant stay in this house for long. I’m basically all by myself.

  56. first let me start out im currently unemployed 21 yrs old and have a 3 year old daughter her father in not in our lifes nor is my family, getting pregnant at 17 and having my daughter at 18 was a big disapointment & for no one i was going to get an abortion… Well so i ive been staying at my friends house but honestly i feel as a bother the apt is tiny my baby and me sleep on a couch i need help i want a job , go to school i want to become a pediatrician but i cant without help i cant afford daycare a cellphone bill im broke i need someplace to start. Please i just want my daughter and me to be happy and stop living like bums. im streesed what to do?!

    • Hi Katherine,

      What county in NYC are you currently residing in? That is really great that despite all the challenges you are trying to get your life on the right path. Please feel free to email me directly at wnegron@nylawhelp.org if you want to discuss in private.

      Wil

  57. khannell frederick says:

    good afternoon. my name is khannell and i am 26 years old i am currently seperated and also homeless because of whats going on. i wonna know if path is the best shelter i am a pastor but also at the same time i am struggling. i justy wonna know if this shelter can help?

    • Hi Khannell,

      Im very sorry to hear this. The only way to really find out if PATH can help you is by going to their central intake department in the Bronx and completing an intake with them. In order to increase your chances of receiving assistance you should make sure you have all the documentation that they require. Please look over this guide for the address of their intake office open 24hrs a day 7 days a week and for info on the paperwork they require: http://www.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf?stateabbrev=/NY/

      Please let us know if you are able to get into the shelter.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  58. crystal smoak says:

    can i come to the shelter with my pregnant sister

    • Hi Crystal,

      They may be able to take you both together. But there is really no way to be sure unless you complete an intake with them. Please visit their central intake atPATH is now at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Its important that you both bring with you all the documentation they require. For information on the documentation they require, click here: http://www.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf?stateabbrev=/NY/

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  59. Hi i have 4 children i live in the bronx we own allot of money for the rent and we live on the second floor and the first floor is a Funeral home and also the kids make allot of noise so he wants us to move as soon as possible I’m unemployed and i don’t have any relatives or friends were i can’t stay is the path an option for me cause i don’t want To be moving with 4 kids please answer urgent

    • Hi Candy,

      If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. You will need to bring with you the following:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

  60. Hi my name is Karla and I live with my husband and his mom in the bronx I’m 4 months pregnant and his mom is kicking us out all this stress is really hard on me I wanna know what shelter can I go to I receive ssi and I really need the help

    • Hello Karla,
      If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. You will need to bring with you the following:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

  61. Hi… I recently was awarded custody of my two daughters whom was kidnapped from me by their father but he lied in court saying otherwise. Nevertheless i am pregnant and I am living with my mom I can’t stay here due to her housing situation and there is no space for me and my kids let alone there are always problems here. Where can i go with my babies. I also need help with other things. What papers do i need to bring with me so i wont have to do so much back and forth?

  62. I need help asap so i can make my moves now. My email is cheyanne.rosario@yahoo.com thank you!

  63. Hello my wife 2 kids and I are staying with my wife’s mother in her 3 bedroom apartment. My wife’s two brothers also stay here my mother n law is behind on her rent and I wanna take my wife and kids to path but don’t wanna be turned away

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  65. Please help me with some info Jabarinoble@gmail.com

  66. hey im 16 years old and i have a 2 week year old im living with my boyfriend family but me my child and boyfriend have to get out soon can me my child and boyfriend go into the shelter together

  67. me and my boyfriend are both 25 and working. we have a 7 year old son. we are currently living in the living room of my grandmothers apartment with my uncle, who has 6 pit bulls and we are in constant fear of our lives. we have an income but we need help getting an apartment we can afford and as of now our only choice would be a shelter. would path be a good choice for us.

    • Dear Katia,

      Sorry to hear of your situation. If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. But keep in mind that you will not be able to open up a case with as a family with you and your boyfriend. The only people that can enter PATH as a family unit are married couples or couples that have domestic partnership.

      If you decide to go to PATH on your own with your child, you will need to bring with you the following:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

  68. Hello im a father of a 19 year old daughter I recently lost my job and was staying at a friend overcrowded apt. I want to go to path. Will they except me andmy daughter at her age and she’s still in high schools.

    • Hello Myles,

      You and your daughter can still qualify for PATH housing. You just have to proof that you have custody. If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

  69. My friend is about to evicted from public housing and she had her grandson 16yrs but she didn’t had temporary custody of him . First question is what does her daughter need to send her so she can take him with her in the system. His mother is in South Carllonia homeless that why my friend had her son. Second question is she had three children but one is not under 21yrs .He on the lease and he 23yrs. The other sons are 18ys in school , 20 yrs . She wanted to know what would happening can she go into a family shelter or where do she go.

  70. hi am 34 year old with 2 kids i was getting public assitance in nj the cut my cash they only left me the food stamp i was living with my friend i was helping her with the rent due that they cut my cash i cant pay her no mere she told me i got it go i went to my aunt house she offer me to stay there the kids father came with us he the only financial help we got because he the one working my aunt got a eviction notice am going crazy my baby is astmatic and i dont know what to do

  71. Hi, my husband and I with a18month old daughter. My daughter and I live with him and family. It’s a 2 bedroom apt with 8 people including us. We both work but it’s hard getting a place on our own because I have bad bad credit . He have none. We make minimum wage. We are stress out because it’s to crowd and no one willing to give us a chance. We live in brooklyn. Is PATH a place to help us

    • Dear Reba,

      Among the first things that PATH will ask you if you decide to do an intake with them, is where else can you stay? Like any friends, families, etc. If you can no longer stay with with the person you are staying with now, they will have to write a letter you can no longer stay there. So, you will have to prove to PATH that you have absolutely no where else to go.

      If you are able to put together this documentation, and have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  72. Hi, I was living in pa with my sister with my 2 sons then had a baby in nov. I was forced to leave in dec because we no longer got along. I had pa benefits and because there was no room in shelters I came to NYC to visit my mom while trying to get into a pa shelter. Long story short. Pa cut my benefits off because I couldn’t find a place or shelter to get into. My child’s father was trying to get an apt through path in pa but lost one of his jobs and was kicked out from his friends house as well. I can’t stay at my moms house and my baby has no shots. I don’t have a job and been awaiting a letter from pa to prove my welfare case is closed it never came. My child’s father is in NYC now as well but we are both basically on the verge of homelessness. Will path help us?

    • Hi Sherry,

      Sorry to hear about this. If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  73. hey im kinda scared for doing this but im 18 years old and i have no kids and my boyfriend is 21 my family dont want me cause im with him but i dont want to leave him cause they said so we been to gether fuh 3 years and my mom had kicked me out for being with him i havent been to school and would love to go back to school me and my boyfriend my boyfriend has recently got kicked out of his house with his mom and now he have no wea to go please help and assist me on how can i get my own i cant do this no more and im freakin out and getting very emotional please email me shianareese31110@gmail.com

  74. Ok thanks but is there a such thing as low income apartments if so how can I go about it

  75. Im living in one of the emergency shelters here in NYC. I was wondering since I found a home in Florida for me what kind of assistance will path provide for me since im moving out of state.

    • Dear Preme,

      PATH does not provide relocation assistance. But if you are currently in one of the emergency shelters your best bet would be to speak with one of the caseworkers at your shelter to see if they know of any assistance that they may be able to provide.

      Congrats and best of luck,
      Wil

  76. lorena perez says:

    Hi from spain!
    Good luck for everyone!
    My mom and me get help about the money to pay our home here in spain because now the economy here its terrible. So I gess good luck to all of you and dont try work about it. Its sad that many people have money in exces and then are a lot of people poor and that hey dont have food to it.
    Kiss!

  77. HI, IM A 21 YEAR OLD GIRL, PREGNANT AND WITH NO PLACE TO STAY. I NEED INF. BECAUSE IM LIVING IN A ROOM NOW BUT I REALLY CANT PAY NEXT WEEK,I LOST MY JOB AND I HAVE TO LEAVE. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME AND TELL ME WHAT WOULD I NEED AND HOW THEY CAN HELP ME. THANKS

    • Liana,

      Please read the other comments for info on what you can do. If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, an eviction letter if you have been evicted or will be evicted soon and proof that you are not able to pay the rent. You will also have to bring proof of marriage like a copy of your wedding certificate.

      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  78. Hi iam naya and I have a acs case and I need housing by june I really need help to get my apartment

  79. i have a question me my sister an my boyfriend got evicted an have nowhere to go can we go to the path.will they put us together we dont want to be split up an also my sister is preg. an also we can prove that we been living together for over three years please someone help me asap.

    • Hello Serria – your sister and the kids may be able to go into the shelter together, but boyfriends are not allowed (unless he is the father of the children). If you decide to give it a try you have to go to the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub. You will also need to bring your marriage certificate.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them.
      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Here is a resource which goes over how to prepare for your visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  80. i also forgot to say there 3 kids one 3 year old an two 8 month twins

  81. what the phone number to path

    • Hi Sam,

      There is no phone number, just a central intake office open 7 days a week 24 hrs a day. Here is the info: PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  82. Help me my family was evicted from apt in the Bronx and we staying in one of shelter in the Bronx and i got my belief letter my appt is march 6 at 1pm will the shelter give time found apt my

    • Charisse,
      I dont understand your question. If you are currently in a shelter, please speak with one of the caseworkers there.
      Thanks,
      Wil

  83. Hi I just wanted to ask a quick question I have been in an avusive relation ships for years now and now it has gotten to the point were he has hurt one of my children I moved to Maryland from newyork to start a new life and I don’t have any one here all my family is in ny do you think the path shelter can help me and my children if I decided to leave ps he is in jail for now that’s why I want to make a run for it thank you

    • Hi Ashley, since this is a very sensitive topic please either visit us at http://www.LawHelp.org/NY and click on the purple LiveHelp button to have a private chat with one of our operators. They will be able to discuss the best options for you as you are currently in Maryland. You can also call the NYC Bar Legal Referral Hotline to speak with a counselor at call 212.626.7383
      Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
      Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

  84. hi My name is TSW and i got evicted and i have a month to leave but dont know hwere to start or go!

    • Hello TSW,

      If you have nowhere else to go, please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them.
      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  85. Hi i have a 2 year old daughter i go to college and i work . I live with my mother she dosnt work, i pay all the bills and is always home smoking weed all day around the house even when my daughter is there we always arguing and shes always bringing different guys around that i do not yet along with. Ive been to the path homeless shelter and they denied me cause im on the lease and theres room but i can not live like this any more is not healthy for me or my daugther i need help as to what i should do to get my own apartment and get away from my mother

    • Hi Bertha,

      This is a tricky situation if you have been denied by PATH before. Please either visit us at http://www.LawHelp.org/NY and click on the purple LiveHelp button to have a private chat with one of our operators.
      You can also call the NYC Bar Legal Referral Hotline to speak with a counselor at call 212.626.7383
      Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
      Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

      Either will be able to have a confidential discussion with you on your options and your rights.

      Please let us know what you decide,
      Wil

  86. hi my name is carmen id like to know how would eau help me. my son and i will be homeless by the end of march. my son has social issues. i was exempted from the work program. because of my sons appt. to the doc. can we get help with houseing. ps i also fractured my ankle in jan, u have no phone where i can call someone please help thanks

  87. hi its carmen again like, said my son sees a phyciatrist and is on meds. i also have high blood pressure. so pleas. let me know if eau can help me thanks again

    • Dear Carmen,

      If you have nowhere else to go please visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      If you decide to go to PATH, you will also need to bring with you the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them.
      Once you go to PATH they will take you in for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      This might be the best avenue for you to explore.

      Click this resource for more information on how to prepare for a visit to PATH: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  88. Will i be talking to a lawyer???

  89. hi it carmen again i need to know for when i go to the shelter that i wont get turned away.my son has social phobia and personality disorder and is on meds and i have high bllod pressure. will i get placed .please i really need to know here is my num 239-645-1116. ps i have no where else to go.thanks ill be expecting someone to call me ,ps i have to be before the end of this month again thanks

  90. hi my name is diamond , im 20 yrs old & i am 14 weeks pregnant. up until 4 days ago i lived in maryland for 4 years with my fiance& his mother but once she found out i was pregnant she kicked us out so now i am staying with my sister and her husband.. my sister is only allowing us to stay here for a few days because there is no extra room for us and her husband doesnt like the fact that me and my fiance are sleeping on the couch . i was on google and i came across this program but i have many questions.

    1. will we qualify if we are no longer ny residents ?
    2. will we have to go t

  91. hi my name is diamond , im 20 yrs old & i am 14 weeks pregnant. up until 4 days ago i lived in maryland for 4 years with my fiance& his mother but once she found out i was pregnant she kicked us out so now i am staying with my sister and her husband.. my sister is only allowing us to stay here for a few days because there is no extra room for us and her husband doesnt like the fact that me and my fiance are sleeping on the couch . i was on google and i came across this program but i have many questions.

    1. will we qualify if we are no longer ny residents ?
    2. will we have to go to seperate shelters ?
    3. will being pregnant disqualify me ?

    ive never been in this situation before & i am really worried that we will be on the streets in a few days so please contact me via email with what you think i should do , thank you for your time

    • Hello Diamond, because you are not currently NYC residents that may disqualify for you for assistance. But please call 3-1-1 in NYC and inquire about this. We do not administer the PATH Homeless Shelter program as its run by the NYC government so they would be the ones that could best determine if you could qualify.
      Best of luck,
      Wil

  92. Hi I have a family of 4 two adults two children I have been through path in the past and wanted to know if the diversion unit will help me get an apartment if I have a place to stay for the next month. I have proof that I am homeless but have enough money to rent a room for a month.

    • Dear Alicia,

      We are not the diversion unit, so please contact 3-1-1 and get the telephone number of the Diversion Unit so that you can ask them directly. If you have a hard time getting through to them, please let us know.

      best of luck,
      Wil

  93. Geneva Purdie says:

    Hello,

    My name is Geneva Purdie. I want to ask if I qualify for assistance with PATH and what types of documents.I would need to bring.

    Me and my fiance currently live in a room paying rent on a weekly basis however until last week the couple who we’re renting this room from decided that I should find a new place to live because I just found out I’m pregnant. Right now I’m 3 months pregnant and she just pressed the issue on leaving ASAP because I’m pregnant. If I leave this room today it terminates the lease agreement that I had with her because she’ll be.evicting me however will I be able to come into PATH today. I can show proof of me bring pregnant however what proof do Ineed for the father of my hold being that my baby isn’t born yet. I currently work at 1 full time job. The only assistance that I need is help in finding an low income apartment so I can raise my baby and my fiance need assistance in finding employment. What documents do I need and will you be able to help us.

    • Dear Geneva,

      If you have nowhere else to go the only way to find out if you qualify for PATH is to visit the PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx and complete an intake. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You need the following documentation:

      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family. This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let me know.

  94. Hi I have a family of 4 two adults and to children I have heen through the path system in the past and wanted to know if the diversion unit will help me get an apartment if I have a place to stay for the next month. I have proof that I am homeless but have enough money to rent a room for a month.

  95. Hello I’m 25 years old and 7 months pregnant. Basically my boyfriend and I were together although his parents were against our relationship because he is Chinese and I am Dominican and they are flaming racist. Everything was fine until we found out I was pregnant and he freaked out. He said if his parents find out I’m pregnant they will kick him out of the house and out of the family business and basically disown him completely. He left me when I was 2 months pregnant and he kept pressuring me to get an abortion or to give the baby away and I declined. I have no help from him or anybody. I got kicked out of the room I was in because I was pregnant and there was no space for a baby there. I have 2 jobs one from 11pm-7am Mon-Thurs. and the other one from 8am-8pm. I literally shower in the daycare ladies house and go straight to my night job. On the weekends I baby sit the daycare ladies foster kids so she allows me to stay overnight but since there arent extra beds I sleep on the floor in her living room. I’m exausted and I really need help. Someone told me that I can open up a domestic violence case against my childs father because he dissapeared and I have not seen him in 4 months, he doesnt want to help me economically, he says he doesnt want anything to do with this baby or me, I found out that hes traveliong all over the world with a new girl instead of supporting me with his child. He says because I decided not to terminate the pregnancy its my responsability to take care of the baby not his. His parents dont know I’m pregnant. and hes just completely running away from paying everything. I dont know what his parents reaction will be when they find out but they own businesses and have money and I’m scared that they will try and help him get away with abandoning us completely because they really dont like my race and my religion. Its been really hard for me and I have no time for anything. The only day I really have for myself are sundays and thats when I do all my errands like laundry, grocery, ect… I’m stressed and I have very bad baby blues with all thats happened in the past few months. Please tell me what can I do because I will give birth soon and I have nothing or no one. If I have to go to a shelter I will but also I work very hard and if I can get assistance in helping me with rent for a little while I would appreciate it because I need to buy my baby everything from furniture to clothes and the whole nine yards. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Cindy,

      Very sorry to hear of what you are going through. That sounds very difficult. First a few things:

      1. If you have absolutely no where else to go, then consider going into PATH. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You will need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

      2. When your baby is born, once you establish paternity your ex-boyfriend will have no choice but to help you. When it gets to that point, there are legal aid programs in NYC that will help you get a paternity order. Once that is done, you can go to Family court and apply for child support.

      Please email me in private at wnegron@nylawhelp.org to discuss further.
      Wil

  96. I am looking to go into a shelter. Tomorrow I just have a quick question I have a two year old and I living in my boyfriends moms house she kick us out and I wanted to know can he come with me into the shelter even if his not my daughters father

    • Hi Jackie,

      If you are not married and he is not the father of your child, your boyfriend will not be able to go into a family shelter with you. He will have to go to the men’s shelter on his own. If you go do an intake, they will most likely advise you of this.

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  97. Hi I am currently on the shelter with my family they have placed me on horrinle conditions. The ceiling has fell down on me in the bathroom over the toilet we cant use the rest room there is toilet water falling on us if we try and I’m scared the toilet will fall on my kids next I complained when it was just a leak and no one came did nothing anoit it its getting more and more dangerous also one of the rooms theres a leak a d the ceiling is about to fall please help I need to know what to do

  98. I’m currently living in my mothers apartment with my boyfriend and our one year old daughter. my mother doesn’t want us here anymore and we can’t find a place to stay. I’m not working but he is…But its still not enough for an apartment. We don’t know what do to and I’m pregnant again.

    • Dear Gisell,
      1. If you have absolutely no where else to go, then consider going into PATH. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You will need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      You will also need to show that your boyfriend is the father of your child. If you dont have this, you will not be allowed to enter the shelter as a family. Instead you will be forced to enter with your child and your boyfriend will have to go to a separate all-men shelter.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  99. Hi my name is gina Iam 18 years old living with my boyfriend that is 20 years old and we both living at his parents house but we can’t stay here anymore because his mom is moving out . My boyfriend is the only one working for now I’m still looking for a job and he can’t afford a house with the little money his getting . So my question is do we have to get married in order for us to go to a shelter and live together or they will seperate us ??

    • Gina, unless you are married or have a child, you will not be able to enter the shelter as a family. However, before you go and get married please do know that even if you do get married you may not still qualify for shelter assistance. PATH does everything possible to make sure that you are *truly* homeless. So, because you are so young, they will most likely just tell you that you can stay with your parents.

      So, getting married is will not guarantee you will be allowed and most likely because of your age, you will not qualify, unless you’ve been kicked out of every relatives’ home (and if you have PATH would require you to submit a letter or proof that you are not allowed to live with any other family members or friends).

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  100. Jafuna Fuller says:

    Iam 24 and me I stay with my mother in new jersey and my baby father and I have 5 kids and I want to know if I csn come to the path for help

    • Hello,

      Are you no longer able to stay with your mother? If you have a place to stay and you have not been kicked out, PATH will not consider you homeless (remember there are a lot of people looking for shelter and they have to be selective and place those people that really have no where to go).
      If your mother has kicked you out, she will need to write a letter indicating that.
      Wil

  101. Hi my name is michelle and me and my baby father live with my mother in new jersey with my 2 year old son and i want to know can i come to the path with my son birth certifaction with my baby father name on it and yhe other document that is needed tell me what to do

    • Hi,

      If you have a birth certificate that has your baby’s father on there, you can go into the PATH central intake office and apply as a “family”. To help strengthen your case, if you can have a letter from your current tenant, relative, etc that you are staying with saying that you can not stay there any longer – will be helpful. This will show the proof of homelessness that PATH likes to see. If you go to PATH and are denied, please get back to us and let us know.
      Best of luck,
      Wil

  102. Mickeathan says:

    My name is Mickeathan and I’m 19 years old. I went home today and the locks were changed. The person I was staying with left me with no place to stay (I was not on the lease). I am at a friends house right now but I cant stay here. I am basically at another loss. I have been on my own since I was 16 years old. My mother left me the same way i was left today. My father is off the map. I have no kids but I have a job. I need help. I need short term assistance I would say less than one month to earn enough to find a place of my own. I see that I need proof of homelessness but how would you say I obtain that?

  103. Mickeathan says:

    My name is Mickeathan and i am 20 years old. i got home last night from work the locks were changed. the person i was staying with left me without a place to stay or without a word they were leaving (i was not on the lease). im currently in my neighbors home and i cant stay here i dont know these people. i dont know where my mother or father is my father is in the army and my mom left me when i was 16. last i heard she went back to her country. ive been on my own since my mom left me. i have no kids but i have a job. i need help. i need short term assistance i need only less than a month to make enough where i can move in somewhere immediately. i see that i need proof of homelessness but how would you say i obtain that?

    • Hello,

      Im sorry to hear that you were locked out with no warning. You are correct showing proof of homelessness will be tricky, however, you may still be able to qualify if you give PATH all of this information and they have a chance to review it and confirm this.

      To help with this, it may be better for you to first go to a homeless advocacy group that can help getting you placed in a shelter. The best one in NYC is: Coalition for the Homeless
      at 129 Fulton Street
      (corner of Nassau Street), Lower Manhattan.
      Walk in Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from
      9 am–2 pm (or first 50 clients) and Wednesday
      and Friday from 9–11 am (or first 30 clients).
      Directions: 2, 3, 4, 5, J, M, or Z train to Fulton
      Street, or A or C train to Broadway/ Nassau.

      Coalition for the Homeless will review your case closer and if you may have a problem with PATH they can help place you somewhere else.

      So, my suggestion would be to go to Coalition for the Homeless first and see what they can do.
      Best of luck!
      Wil

  104. Hi, I’m 23 years old and I just had a baby about 8 months ago. I live with my child’s father who is verbally abusive. I am afraid that I will snap one day I really can’t take it anymore but I have no place to go. I’ve heard through the grapevine that the shelter system is not a good place to have a child and that they place you in ruff neighborhoods. Is it at all true? I really need help I feel something bad is going to happen.

  105. hi i am a 23 year old mother of 2 from sc and i was supposed to be moving to ny by next month with my husband but we got into a domestic violence dispute a few months ago in front of my children and i am still willing to move to ny but we were supposed to start out with staying with his family but since we aren’t gonna be together anymore they don’t want to help me and i wanted to find out if i am still eligible for help with PATH

    • Brittany,
      Im sorry to hear of the issues with your husband. Please note that you should not make a plan to move to NYC and expect to go directly into a shelter. If possible, you should try to find someone to stay with in NYC temporarily while you go visit the intake office of PATH or other homeless shelter programs in NYC, see a list here: http://www.hud.gov/local/ny/homeless/familiesshelters.cfm

      It could take you a few days to visit the intake of PATH or any of the other programs above until you can be certain that one will take you. Without doing intake with any of them no one can safely say if you will be eligible (a lot of it depends on whether you have all the paperwork and proof of homelessness that they require).

      If you want to be more certain if you could be eligible before making the move to NYC, please contact the Homeless Rights Project Hotline: 1 (800) 649-9125. They do telephone intake for homeless families with children every Tuesday from 10:00AM-12:00PM. They may be able to advise on what shelter may be able to take you in.
      Best of luck,
      Wil

  106. Juanita lewis says:

    Hi i`am juanita 25 years old wit a 5year old…..correctly staying wit my childs father who i have an DV case against …i been looking for a room cut it not safe here for my sn but some rooms dnt accepts kids …so i stay bat my boyfriend house in a living room on a full bed there’s really nospace

    • Dear Juanita,

      What county are you residing in so that I can see what homeless shelters for mothers and their kids may be available in your area?
      Thank you,
      Wil

  107. Hello my daughter and her boyfriend are 18yrs old.. They have a 3 month old baby and they are homeless in the bronx.. Please can you advise me on where she can go to get off the street..

    • Dear Tina,

      They can either try to go into PATH but in order to enter as a family they will need to show a birth certificate for the baby that shows they are both the parents. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      They can also try these other NYC shelters in NYC: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      If none of these shelters are able to assist them, please let us know.
      Wil

  108. I will like to know what I can do I live in new London Ct, before I was lived in Bronx NY and now I want to move back I loss my job, I do not have enough income to pay my rent only receive SSI I my mother lived we me because she is disabled I we like to know if we are eligible to get into a shelter in New York what we have to take

    • Maria, if you are coming from out of state you may face more challenges. There are already limited shelters for NYC residents and the priority is giving to residents not people that want to move to NYC.

      If you decide to try to get into an NYC shelter, you will have to go to the PATH central office and complete an intake. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You will need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from your mom or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  109. Hi,
    Im 20 years old nd i have a daughter of one year old.
    My reason.i wanna go to the shelter,cause i cant live with my.mom nd her husbsnd, they always are yelling.nd arguin infront of my daughter, also thats happened, every single day, so they give.my daughter baf example, nd live with those ppl is bad influence. Also the father of my daughter never give me.anything for support my daughternd the only one who is helped me is my mom, but she is not longer working, so now she is tellling me that i have to move. She wont help me.no.more. So. Idk where i can go…….

    • Mary,
      Please contact any of these shelters for single women or women with minor children: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless
      You can also try to complete an intake with PATH but they will want proof of homelessness, basically a letter from your parents stating that they no longer want you to live in the house. If you decide to try to get into an NYC shelter, you will have to go to the PATH central office and complete an intake. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You will also need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  110. Hey my name is kiara and I am 19 years old I have a 9 month baby and I am leaving in a room and the lady ask me to leave because she doesn’t have more space for my son and I and I dont have a place to go I work and I just get pay 200 every week and I get not pay a room around cuz is only 450 the room every months what can I do please help me

    • Kiara,

      Please contact any of these shelters for single women or women with minor children: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless
      You can also try to complete an intake with PATH but they will want proof of homelessness, basically a letter from your current landlord stating that they no longer want you to live in the house. If you decide to try to get into an NYC shelter, you will have to go to the PATH central office and complete an intake. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      You will also need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  111. i got a question ihave a new born child n im rentin a room with my girl but the owner of the apartment can’t have us here but my issues is that i haven’t receive my son birth certificate can’t we getting into the shelter with out his birth certificate or not.,my name is manuel rodriguez n im 40 yrs old n im also dissable please you could send me a e.mail,this is my e.mail mannylokko@gmail.com thanx.

  112. I live with family and my fiancé and our 3 kids I am currently pregnant, we need to move out his family does not want us here any more. Being that he is the father of my lastv2kids and my current pregnancy will we be allowed to get admitted as a family??

    • Francis,
      If you have absolutely no where else to go, then consider going into PATH. The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. You will need to bring birth certificates for the children to enter as a family.

      You will need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  113. Anonymous says:

    i’m a single mom looking for a roomate i’m unable to pay my rent, preferably a single a single mom please help me i’m about to be evicted. And i dont want to be in a shelter with my special need kid

  114. looking for a honest roomate, about to get homeless

  115. Will, what I mean is that me and mother we are lived together and same house and me and her do not have place to lived, she disabled and I have to take care of her, like said before I loss my job and we do not have any placed to go( me and my mother) also have 2 kids.

  116. When u apply 4 shelter do they put u with someone or do they give u ur own room with ur kids?

    • If you enter the shelter with children, you will be admitted as a family and they will only place you in a room for your family, not with other people.
      Hope this helps.
      Wil

  117. I have a few ?s. I once was in path system for a year then moved out to a friends house. then the kicked me out wit my 5year old daughter. then I moved to boston to see if I can get help out here. so I just found out that I can’t get any help as far as p.a chlid care or shelter. so my ? to u is can I go back to path n try to get placed in to the shelter system again or is there a wait period before u can go back.

    • Hi Jessica,

      We are not PATH so you should contact Coalition for the Homeless so that they can review your case completely. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Our counselors and advocates are available five days each week. However, because we are limited in the daily number of clients we can serve, please arrive at our offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis.

      They also run several shelters that you can try if PATH cant take you in again. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck,
      Wil

  118. I’m 21 years old I have a 2year old daughter and I live in my mothers house but she has kicked us out it has been a week and we have no where to go will i be eligible for path there’s too much violence at home

    • Dear Janice,

      If you have no where to go, you can try PATH and also any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Here is the info for PATH:
      PATH: The PATH Central Intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. You will need to bring birth certificates for the children to enter as a family.

      You will need to bring:
      Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Once you go to PATH, you will be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case and eligibility for long-term housing. So when you go there you must be prepared to go into the shelter at that time.

  119. Hello…i have a few ?….if u dont mind…
    I want to know will I be acceptes this time… my daughter is one years old now me, my boyfriend(which is her father), we went there as a family when she was bout 2months, and we were rejected…since then we have been hopping around btwn his family and mine…from us house hopping he lost his job…but I work..i dont make that much for an apt….we staying with my mom right now and there is too.many ppl here. We need help qsap…and also do we have to have a pa case to go into tge shelter

    • Dear Missy,

      I am sorry to hear that PATH turned you down. Have you tried these other shelters run by the Coalition for the Homeless: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless?

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Our counselors and advocates are available five days each week. However, because we are limited in the daily number of clients we can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis.

      Please complete an intake with them and see if they are able to answer your questions and place you in a shelter.
      Wil

  120. Sorry….I have another ?…me and my biyfriend have been togther for 8 1/2 years….and we have a one year old daughter together…we need some help asap…wr have two weeks yo get out of, my moms ..we need parths help

  121. I’m part of a local business group interested in opening a 20 unit emergency housing shelter in the NYC area, any information on this process will be very helpful. We are most interested in how we would become approved by the city to become a PATH resource, and also does HUD have a program to make this process user friendly for the novice?

  122. Am a mother of a 13 yrs old girl and 8 yrs old boy,i am staying with my son’s dad but i want to apply for the shelter because he was physically abusive to me before,and now he’s also verbally abusive..Will i be accepted in a shelter?.I am currently unemployed so i cant afford to rent a place on my own

    • Hello, please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis.

      Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

  123. hi I’m 22 yrs old, I have two kids a daughter of 4 yrs and a son of 7 months. I’ve been living with the father of my son for 8 months now but i need to leave because he is a very violant person and i fear for my life. what do i need to take to prove that i am homeless?

  124. hi I’m 22 yrs old, I have two kids a daughter of 4 yrs and a son of 7 months. I’ve been living with the father of my son for 8 months now but i need to leave because he is a very violent person and i fear for my life. what do i need to take to prove that i am homeless?

  125. dreamystarz says:

    i wanna know how long u gotta be in the shelter if dey accepeted you

    • Hello, we are not PATH and can not answer how long you have to be in PATH. Please go to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      • And if I go to path in Bronx do I gotta write a letter saying why I’m homeless cause my mom not gonna write no letter for nuttin casuse I guess she don’t play around with ha hand print

        • EBourinaris says:

          Hi Joy,

          Specifically for PATH you will need to bring:
          - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
          - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

          This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

          Good luck!
          Eleni

  126. i wanna know if path accepeted u how long u gotta b in the shetler for

    • Hello, we are not PATH and can not answer how long you have to be in PATH. Please go to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

  127. I wanna know how Long u gotta stay n shetler if they accepted you I have a daughter Thats bout to b two years old what do i need to bring and do i have to proof im homeless cause ma mom dont sign papers or put here name on nun so how would i get here to rite the paper sayin im homeless if I need it

  128. Hi.. wil me and my boyfriend are 24 yrs old doubled up living in a room with two kids a boy and girl. His mother no longer wants us living there so we have to leave ..I’m the only one working as of right now..but what I really wanted to know is will they allow us to apply as a family, because he’s the father of my youngest child not the oldest tamikagraham22@Yahoo.com if you would like to email me

    • Hello Tamika,

      If you can bring the birth certificate of your youngest child that shows he is the father along with a letter from his mother that states that you are no longer able to stay with her, this can help you get admitted to a shelter as a family. However, we are not PATH and can not verify for sure. You just have to go to the Central Intake office and complete an intake. They will let you know at that time what type of shelter you qualify for. Their address is: 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.
      Best of luck.

  129. Hey my bame is Jennifer Robinson im 21yr im try to go to the shelter but I dont know what shelter or the location Is at??? I dibt have no kids

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day. You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.
      - Eleni

  130. carmen durant says:

    i am a 40 yr old disabled woman currently homeless with my 21 yr old daughter who is attending school,i also receive disability checks how do i go about going into a shelter with my daughter?

    • Dear Carmen,
      Please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.
      - Eleni

  131. Hi my name is Jaguar and I just moved to the NYC. I currently work but I have no place to stay. I moved from down south and I am in need of a place to stay. Can your company help me with shelter and maybe an permanent apartment ???

    Thanks

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Jaguar
      Unfortunately, we don’t assist in the finding of apartment housing. There are several shelters for the homeless throughout the city which I just posted in the comments. There are also several rental assistance programs available, but I don’t know enough about your situation to gauge if you would be eligible.

      For information on shelters in NYC – Please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.
      Best of luck,
      Eleni

      • hi my name is james. me and my girlfriend are expecting to have a baby she is 2 months pregnant and we are curently homeless. i am 24 years old and she is 20.we live in the bronx area of ny. i saw you were able to leave a few web sites and some valuable information for other people in need and was wondering if you could posibly do the same for me any help is very much appreciated. thank you

        • EBourinaris says:

          Hi James,

          A lot of the information would be the same. Please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

          You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

          For PATH you will need to bring:
          - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
          - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

          This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

          You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

          Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.
          - Eleni

  132. I’m pregnant and i moved to nyc not to long ago i used to live with my parents but i was living in an abusive situation and i had to leave. i am currently in nyc but i have nowhere to stay. im living from house to house with friends and i cant deal with this anymore, can you help me ?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Giana,

      Please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.
      - Eleni

  133. Hello,

    I’m very desperate & confused I do not know what to do.
    My 1 year old daughter tested positive for lead. I made a complaint with 311 the day I found out. HPD came a week later and tested my mothers apartment. I found the results online, 3 of the rooms tested positive. I just found out I’m 6 weeks pregnant. I do not think its safe for us to stay in the apartment. Should I take my family of 4 to a shelter?

  134. hi im a single mother that at the end of the month going to be homeless with my children. i do not have a job and any money saved cause i was renting a relatives place and everything i recieved went to keeping it going. i do not have the money for the arrears. i do not have family living in nyc. and i do not know what to do or where to go. my son goes to a special school and gets school busing

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Wendy,

      What borough are you located in? Are you in court? Have you applied for FEPS?

      Please reply or go to our website (www.lawhelpny.org) to chat with one of our representatives so that we can make a proper referral. Here is a direct link to our chat window: http://bit.ly/10hrYDG

      Best,
      Eleni

  135. Anonymous says:

    Hi im a mother of three kids n a husband living in a three apartment with my mother and 7 other siblings our living conditions are uncomfortable n the apartment is very crowded? Can u help us ? Also im not receiving p.a but only foodstamps …. can you give me some advice ??

    • EBourinaris says:

      Unfortunately, we don’t assist in the finding of housing. If you go to our website: http://www.lawhelpny.org/ you could speak with a live representative so that you could provide more information regarding your specific situation and she could direct you to the best resources. The chat feature to speak with our staff can be accessed through the “live help” button on the upper right hand side. You could also try this link: http://bit.ly/10hrYDG

      Best of luck,
      Eleni

    • Christina says:

      Go to path and tell them you stay with your mother in an three bedroom and its 7 or more living there as well so you wanted to move out because of over crowd apartment. They will help you from there and they will place you and assist you

  136. Hi my sister.just told.me she is going to path and.i asked her how long does shelter have to stay there she said june 8 they will let her outside.during the day……IS THAT.TRUE?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hello, we are not PATH and can not answer how long you have to be in PATH. Please go to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues), Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

    • Christina says:

      When you go to path they will place you some where safe for single or couples with children. After that they will assign you with an case manager and he/ she will ask you a couple of questions and then ask you how many bedrooms you are looking for. Your assign case worker will go by your pay income if you got an job or on some government payments. If not they will help you to look for jobs or schools if you want to get your GED or continue your education. So path is the best way to go if any more info bout path email me at bxhotfire@gmail.com thank you

  137. Hi I’m staying with relatives and I no longer can stay their but. I work and I have a six year old that’s in school at the time…….is there any way I can get assists with finding an apartment without going tho the whole shelter ordeal

    • EBourinaris says:

      Gloria,
      Unfortunately we don’t assist in finding housing. If your situation is dangerous or you have a particular legal concern, feel free to discuss your situation with one of the LiveHelp reps to see if they can give you a more specific referral or try visiting http://www.lawhelpny.org for resources

      Otherwise, try visiting the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      • if you work you can apply for One Shot deal. look up the locations online. they will pay first month and a deposit as long as you are employed. If you are employed, you could try HomeBase.

  138. My mother and father …but mainly mother is both verbally and physically abusive to me. Yesterday she grabbed my head and pushed me into the wall and told me to call the cops. She knows I would never do that. This is something that has been going on my whole life. I am 24 years old with my daughter who will be 4. Please I need to get out but i have no where for my baby and myself. My mother told me that i have 2 weeks to leave her house.

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Glenda,
      Unfortunately we don’t assist in finding housing. If you feel that it’s a domestic violence issue, here are some resources that might help you seek assistance: http://www.lawhelpny.org/issues/family-juvenile/domestic-violence-and-orders-of-protection. Feel free to discuss your situation with one of the LiveHelp reps to see if they can give you a more specific referral.

      Otherwise, try visitng the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      Good Luck!
      Eleni

    • Christina says:

      Well you should leave and go to path u have an child that doesn’t need abusive family around her. Let me tell you something I live in the bronx with baby daddy he is an druggie and he did not respect me or my first born last year to much argueing and fighting. So what I did was pack a couple of things I need and went straight to path office and they place me in an apartment of my own til I can move out and find my own they was an good help to me I got an job now living with grandma paying her rent I am straight. So I suggest you go to path and get your self straight they are willing to help hope you take this serious in the matters of your four year old

      • Thank you, I will definitely do that. I’m scared matters may become worst. I will tell my mother to write everything she has told me so I can present it to PATH.

        • Chiiillle your mama needs her a**beat no disrespect. She bugged out for putting her hands on you like that. You need to call the cops and get yourself a Domestic violence case against her smh. Good luck

  139. hi im facing eviction in a few days and i have no where to go i have 3 kids ages 4 3 and 2 how can i get into PATH ?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Jess,

      The PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      Good Luck,
      Eleni

  140. I have been living in my car for the past two weeks, the residence that i was living in housed five people and I was the only one not sleeping in a room with four dogs, There was a lie that was made up saying that I wasnt going to pick up my cousin from work and mind you is 30 yrs old and is able to get around freely. I am currently out of work on doctors orders and currently have no diagnosis for my illness. My aunt was all the way in las vegas and stated to everyone else before she said to me that I don’t do anything and that she is tired of the bullshit, that I am nosy and wants me out of her living room, mind you I have no where else to go but yet she complains and moans about all of my business and tells everyone that I am full of it. So I moved my things in my car and my mothers and moved into my car just sleeping where I can. When she is confronted she and her son lies again and says that I was never talked to that day which I called the son directly. She says I’m always in the way when company comes and that I don’t know my place and I come and go as I please even though I claim sick. But being in severe pain and swelling prevents me from doing a lot of actions, I am also a type ! diabetic with many other medical and mental needs but says that I am faking it. I am tired of the discomfort of being around my own so called family. My food is always getting taken and eaten, eventhough I have foodstamps I am still not able to eat properly, so that resulted me being in my car. I am always the one being wronged for being around or in the house, I didnt know what else to do. I really need help, I need a place to lay my head and at least have proper food in my stomach.

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Stephany,

      Have you tried going to the PATH Shelter center? What borough are you located in?

      - Eleni

  141. Hi I’m a 19 year old transsexual woman i have a boy friend who is 21 we are currently homeless with no where to go we want to know how to get into path no family as well as no family to turn 2 we don’t know what we are gonna do and we don’t have kids but do need shelter to start our life’s together please help the lgbt isn’t good resources for my situation and I don’t want to be separated from my boyfriend how can we get into path .? Need help ASAP!!!!

    • As well I was living with my mom who was verbly and fiscal as well and not excepting my choices and I don’t wanna go to a lgbt shelter I need to be with my boy friend

    • EBourinaris says:

      Justine,

      The PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      - Eleni

  142. Anonymous says:

    Hi me and my boyfriend just got married we have no kids btw the both of us but we also have nowhere to stay how would I go about getting shelter for us so we can start out own family

    • EBourinaris says:

      Unfortunately, we don’t assist in finding housing. If you are interested in information regarding a shelter in the city then visiting a PATH center would be the first step. You could also speak to our “Live Help” rep on http://www.lawhelpny.org to get pointed in the right direction.
      Good Luck,
      Eleni

  143. Hi I have two children and my boyfriend and I arent married Were gettin evicted in another week I wanted to know when we go to path will they leave us together or split my family up because we arebt married

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Angie,

      I don’t work directly for PATH so I’m not sure. You could try visiting their office or giving them a call (917) 521-3900.
      PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

  144. Anonymous says:

    hey. I have a 8month baby I dont have no where to go what shelter I could go?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Please visit Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.

  145. I’m 23 turning 24 and I am 4 months pregnant. I am currently residing with family however I have been told I need to be out before the baby is here. I am not married nor am I with the man who’s child I’m bearing. I’m scared of being in a shelter as I’ve been in one without a child and it was horrifying, I can not imagine being in one with a child. Please help me!

    • EBourinaris says:

      Where are you located? Try using our LiveHelp feature on the upper right corner of our website http://www.lawhelpny.org – they may be able to refer you to an organization that might be able to assist. Since we would need more information to make a referral, this is a private chat feature with someone from LawHelpNY.

  146. Hey my name is ANN I am 22 with 10 months old daughter me and my babyfather are homeless and we dont know what too do or where too go that will take us as a family because we have a problem his name is not on the brith paper because couple of months before my daughter was born is stuff got burn in a fire and it been hard getting everything back but she do have both our last name so can u p,ease help me out

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Ann,
      I can’t promise that they will take you as a family because I don’t work for either of these organizations so I don’t know the specifics of the way they work. Here are some resources that might be able to help. Let me know how it turns out.
      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.

  147. Hello, I’m considering entering the PATH System being that I am a single mom of 3 boys, moving back to ny due to me being unable to afford rent, utilities, and childcare here in virginia, originally to stay with my grandmother. I am a new york native and a licensed nurse, so i am employable, but I have no other family besides her and absolutely nowhere to live, as well as no child care so I can’t work . She has now become ill and I am unable to stay with her, not to mention she’s in a one bedroom handicapped NYCHA apartment. I’ve bee through the path system before but was rejected because of my children’s father making us ineligible. We’re now not together and I need to know with my grandmother’s condition and her stating I’m unable to live there, will I likely be eligible for path or coalition of the homeless’ services!? Please help, thank you!!

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Lex,

      I don’t work for the PATH system. Your best bet is to reach out to PATH or Coalition for the Homeless directly to ask them.

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      Good luck,
      Eleni

  148. im going to path next week but i Just have two questions for anyone with knowledge of how things work. i have two kids and my boyfriend who is coming with me. I dont have a lease just a written statement from the landlord that i cant stay at my place anymore there was never a lease just a verbal agreement. I want to know if thats enough for path to take us? and will we be taken as a family if hes on my public assistance case. but we dont have any children in common or married.

    • EBourinaris says:

      Marsella – try reaching out to them directly because I’m not sure since I don’t work directly for them. Here’s some information that might help and other resources
      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.

    • Anonymous says:

      The lease is not a problem. But you will need to go to court and get a domestic partnership for them to take you as a family.

  149. hi I`m a mom of a child she is three years old her father and I was leaving together and I don’t have no place to go I hear about PATH before I just want to know if I go will they help me or not please I need help I don’t know where to go

    • EBourinaris says:

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck and feel free to circle back if you have more questions or any issues.

  150. im 18 years old , living in my grandmother house ‘ in a one bedroom apartment . its me , my grandmother , my grandfather and my uncle . we have very little space to walk , i am 5 months pregnant and have no room for a baby . i dont have a job nor to i go to school . i need help . i dont know what to do . will the shelter help place me and help put me on my feet ?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Lee,
      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

  151. I’m a single male, 30 yrs old & with my mother, I currently work temp jobs seeking for better opportunity. I need to be on my own & my patience is being cut in half. I just want to getaway to avoid disrespecting her. I just need some assistance for myself & jobs are hard but Im fighting to get what I need. Can I as a single male go to Path for single assistance, I plan on getting food stamps very soon.

  152. Hello I’m 23 years old and I have a 4 month year old baby. I’am currently staying with a family member who now has a problem with me and my son staying here. I have no place else to go and I would like to leave before she puts me and my son out in the street. I never been in a shelter and I’m so scared to go in one with my child what should I do?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Winter,

      A lot of families use the NYC shelter system as a temporary location until they get back on their feet. I understand your fear. Try stopping by PATH or Coalition for the Homeless to see what they are like and speak with one of the case workers. You could also try Covenant House, which is specifically for young mothers and children – http://covenanthouseny.org

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck,
      Eleni

  153. Hi. My Name Is Tiffany. I Am 6 Months Pregnant, and I’ve been staying with a sibling. I’ve been asked to leave and go to the shelter. I know nothing about the shelter or what to aspect. If im eligible, how long will i be in the shelter and will they help me find and keep housing?

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      A lot of families use the NYC shelter system as a temporary location until they get back on their feet. Try stopping by PATH or Coalition for the Homeless to see what they are like and speak with one of the case workers. You could also try Covenant House, which is specifically for young mothers and children – http://covenanthouseny.org

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck,
      Eleni

  154. .Hey _ my name is Jessica and 18 year old with 6 month pregnant right now i dont have a places to live course i had a problem were i wass staying at =[ also don’t got nothing with me no only my papers and idont known what to do ;(

    • EBourinaris says:

      Jessica,

      Since you’re pregnant try these resources:
      Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Good luck,
      Eleni

  155. My name is Jamal I’m looking for information or a place where I can stay for a few weeks until I have enough money to get my own spot. I’m currently working as a computer technician. My wife and I are splitting and I’m being put out or forced to leave with no with no where to go or no family to turn to due to my family not being in new York city. Please advise whether or not I’m eligible to stay in the shelter for a few weeks a month the longest until I can get my own place or a room.

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Jamal,

      Based on the information that you provided, I don’t know that the shelter is the best option for your situation. Since you’re currently working, do you have any money saved? You might be able to find a short-term rental through the classifieds or a website like Craigslist. Since it’s only a few weeks, would you consider a modestly priced hotel – generally they are cheaper in the outer boroughs. You could try sites like Kayak or other hotel searching sites to look for prices. I have included the information for the city shelters below, should you decide that is the best option for your situation:

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck – let me know if you need any other assistance.
      Eleni

  156. HI MY NAME IS FELICIA AND IM IN AN AWKWARD SITUATION. I CURRENTLY RESIDE IN ORLANDO FL WITH MY SON AND MY BOYFRIEND OF 15 YRS I AM TO A POINT IN MY LIFE WHERE I AM TIRED OF HIS CONTROLING WAYS AND WANT TO MOVE BACK TO NY I HAVE NO FRIENDS AND HE HAS PROHIBITTED ME FROM SPEAKING WITH MY FAMILY I SPEND MY DAYS IN MY ROOOM COOKING CLEANING AND DOING EVERYTHING HOUSEHOLD WISE I FINALLY FEEL LIKE I HAVE THE COURAGE TO LEAVE HIM AND JUST NEEDED SOME ADVISE IVE HEARD ABOUT THE EAU IN THE BRONX AND WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WAS A GODD IDEA FOR ME TO GO THERE MY SON IS 13 SO HE WILL BE OK HES NOT A BABY ANYMORE SO IF ANYONE HAS ANY COMENTS OF A WORD OF ADVISE IT WILL BE APPRECIATED THANK YOU

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Felicia,

      If you were already in NY then that might be an option if you really have no where else to go. EAU has transitioned to PATH. I have included the information below. However if you’re in a domestic violence situation there are resources in Florida, included in this link http://www.fcadv.org/centers

      Here are resources on homeless shelters for women and children:

      Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Good luck!
      Eleni

  157. Im 18 & im expecting , hoping to get into a shelter to help me find a place of my own for myself and my little one except ive been fired from my job for about 3 months i need the most help i can get , is there anyway i can get help

    • EBourinaris says:

      Hi Jasmine,

      Have you already been evicted? If not, there might be some eviction prevention services that you could use. What borough are you located in? Below I’ve included some resources on homeless shelters for women and children:

      Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Good luck,
      Eleni

  158. My name is lee says:

    My child is in the shelter and I have a safe and clean home I provid and care for her and her mother have another child for a next man y my daughter most leave good clean her Owen and be in the shelter

  159. Hy i m us citizen i was in path almost 2 and half years ago with my two children then i got section 8 voucher i could not use my voucher bcoz i had an emergency in pakistan to visit my mother so i came in pakistan and i got marry here in pk my husband is pakistani he had buisness here now he is finantionaly broke and i have one year old baby other kids are 14 and 13 year old they can not go to school bcoz here we can not afford their food and books and living expenses i want to come back in usa with my children what kind of help i can get

    • Dear Asma,

      I would contact Coalition for the homeless at for help with this matter. They will be able to best determine what kind of help is available in your case. If possible try to call them at: 212-776-2000.

      Wil

  160. Hi my name is christal I am 26 years old I have a 6 year old son and we are staying at my boyfriends moms house.me and the mom don’t get along so they gave me a eviction letter stating I must leave but my son is not coming with me .I have no job I’m looking for one but where can I go I keep hearing shelters are bad but I have noplace to go what can I do

    • Dear Christal,
      Im very sorry to hear this. Shelters can sometimes be a rough place, however, for many its just a temporary solution until they can get back on their feet. Please try to visit PATH or Coalition for the Homeless for help getting placed in an appropriate shelter for you and your son.
      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf

      You could also try any of these other homeless shelters that are administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, see the full list of shelters here: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless
      - See more at: http://www.realny.org/path-shelter-application-office-is-moving-may-3rd/#respond

  161. I’m 19 years old I’m living with my mother and I can’t live with her anymore I want to live but I don’t have nowhere to go and she always kicking me out I’m from the Bronx and I need help I’m trying to get a shelter that would help me get my own apartment I also have my highschool diploma and I’m trying get in a home health aid course so I could start working so I could have my own income

    • Dear Rachael,
      Try to visit the http://covenanthouseny.org/ at Covenant House New York – 460 West 41st Street – New York, NY 10036. Or call them at 1-800-999-9999.
      They have a 30 day program where they can provide housing and assist you in finding work.
      Best of luck,
      Wil

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  163. Hey , im 19 and im 6 months pregnant. I do not want to go to the covenant house shelter because they only allow u 30 days to get on your feet. I’ve heard about path, i know that when you already have a baby they place you in your own unit. Does the same apply when you are pregnant or would i be placed to share a unit/room with a complete stranger?

    • Dear Jessie, we are not sure the answer to this question. Its best if you try to complete an intake at the PATH shelter and ask them. We do know that space is limited so its possible that you may be placed in a shared unit until your baby is born. But PATH would know better. Here is info to help you prepare for the visit:
      You could also try going to the PATH central intake office at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      - See more at: http://www.realny.org/path-shelter-application-office-is-moving-may-3rd/#respond

  164. I moved back to Brooklyn Ny with family and its over crowded tp the point were not getting along. i have summited applications daily for work no job yet. my family I cant use there address for any public assistance I dont know what to do anymore. i have no food to feed my children someone please help.

  165. jensie perez says:

    Hello my name is Jensie am 23 and I have a 4month old baby. I was staying in a room with my daughter father and grandmother. Thebuilding is not a safe place to live with my daughter. My question is if I go the the shelter are they gonna help me because the last two times i want the gave me the one shot deal and alot of places don’t take it.

    • Dear Jensie,

      If you have no where else to go there are several shelters that may be able to assist you. Please reach out to them to find out what kind of assistance they can provide. Here is there info:

      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Let us know if they are not able to help you.
      Wil

    • Hey jenise I have the same thing its so hard idk whst to do any more..

  166. hey 23 soon to be 24 can I be placed and the same shelter as my mother and bothers and sister?

  167. Hello I’m a 40 year old mother of 2 children and im with their father. We are living at my father’s house which is way over croweded and my brother just moved in also because him and his wife are seeking a divorce. My childen father and my brother do not get along so my childrens father left and is sleeping in the streets. I am also in the streets soon because i fight with my brother everyday so me and my children will be joining him soon. I dont know what to do….i got to get out of my fathers home. Please someone help me

  168. ERICA MARIA says:

    hey , im going thru so much . both my boyfriend and i are not allow in family houses. we have a 8month baby, and we need a space for our own. we trying to save up until we can get our own apartment. but right now we need a shelter or a program that we can be together. im tired of hoping all over the places , friends are getting annoyed with us :( please help

    • Sorry to hear Erica,

      If you have no where else to go there are several shelters that may be able to assist you. Please reach out to them to find out what kind of assistance they can provide. Here is there info:

      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Let us know if they are not able to help you.
      Wil

  169. Kathie Rodriguez says:

    Hey my name is kathie. Im 20 yrs old and have two daughters. Two and 7 mnths of age. Im currently in reading,pa living in my mothers house with my kids andtheir father and she told me i have to get out by the end of august. I was born and rasie in nyc so im thinking about goin back and going to a shelter with my family. Do i really have to get married or domestic partership is accepted? Im starting from scratch so will the shelter provide some essentials for my daughters. Please let me know i dont want to make a mistake.

    • Kathie,

      have you explored other options in Pennsylvania? NYC shelters are limited and overcrowded and they may give preference to people that were residing in NYC. Before you make the gamble, you should complete an intake with PATH. Their intake office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      This resource has all the information you need on how to prepare for your visit and the documentation you need: http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/495511Path%20KYR%205-2-11.pdf
      - See more at: http://www.realny.org/path-shelter-application-office-is-moving-may-3rd/#respond
      - See more at: http://www.realny.org/path-shelter-application-office-is-moving-may-3rd/#sthash.GIjHIgbP.dpuf

  170. Hello my name is linda I am 21yrs old I have a 9month old baby and I’m having problems with my mother and she constantly is throwing me out the house me and her don’t get along that much and we always arguing I need to leave the house because se don’t want me here anymore and I don’t know what to do please help!!! :(

    • Dear Linda,

      We are sorry to hear. Because of your age and the fact that you have a baby, please contact the two groups to see if they can help you:

      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,
      Wil

  171. Hello, I am 18 years old with a one year old child and I am pregnant again (3 months). My mother and I don’t get along, its a consist argument between us everyday and on top, she is always kicking me out. Its possible if I can go in?

    • Dear Nahomy,

      We are sorry to hear. Because of your age and the fact that you have a baby, please contact the two groups to see if they can help you:

      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,
      Wil

  172. Me and my boyfriend have been together a year and he got kicked out of his house about a month ago. Me and my parenta dont get along to well and everything turns into a argument. Me and my boyfriend plan on getting married in city hall so we culd leave to be together. Where should we go?

  173. My name is elsa I came from puerto ricostaying with a friend but now she kick us out she only has one bedroom her husband and her two kids, its myself my kids fathef and my 7 year old and my 2 month oldwe were sleeping on floor in her living room with her kids her landlord told her we have to go so she kick us out and it was overcrowed , we can I do

  174. My name is elsa I have two kids a 7 year old and 2 month old and am with there dad we came from puerto rico we staying with a friendshe told us we have ti leave cause she having problems with her landlord she only has one bedroom and she luves with her two kids and husband we overcrowed we been sleeping in luving room floor please what can I do.

  175. Hi I’m 18 years old & I got kicked out my fathers house and have no where to go , please help ?

    • Hi

      Because of your age you should try: Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,

  176. Hi I’m we’d line I’m 20 going to 21 sept 2 I have a five years old child and I don’t have no where to say with my husband the lady that used to help us can’t continue and im starting college in sept if there’s any way you guys can help me please.

    • Hi

      Because of your age you should try: Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,

  177. I’m 19 and 7 months pregnant . I have nowhere to go at all . I’m living in florida but moving to NY because I have no help here as far as I’ve gotten denied from Medicaid 3x so im concerned with my baby’s health … Now my plan is to get some temporary housing assistance secured for my child and I . I would like to know how long would it possibly take for me to get a section 8 voucher ?

    (P.s. I am definitely not lazy , I’m looking to perform hard work and smart decisions in the near future , I just need some help right now)

    • Dear Karina,

      Because of your age you should try: Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,

  178. I’m currently living in Philly been out here only a year i moved here from New York but i plan on moving back I’m want to leave but he fuses to give me any letter stating I’m not allowed to live here because he wants me here but i don’t want to be with him anymore we have two children together age 7 & 2 1/2. I want to know if I’ll be accepted even if he refuses to give me a letter. Please Help I’m very anxious to leave here and start new and move on with my life to give my children a better and happier environment.

    • Mia,

      You can always try PATH when you return. Their intake office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

      But if they deny you help, you can check out these other two shelters:

      Because of your age you should try: Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

  179. Hi, Im 22 years old and has been struggling for some time. I live in a home with 5 other people. There is o.only 1 bedroom and a half bedroom. I have no children so i can understand if my situation may not be as crucial but it doesn’t make it less important. My younger sister and i use my mothers closet space as a bedroom. I really would love to know what programs i can apply for or where i can go for assistance. I am in the process of getting a job soon so i will be able to pay any portions of subsidized rent programs if i qualify. If i need to be in a shelter, i will do it. I just want to not wake up every morning stressed. Any information would be great. Anus number

  180. Hi, Im 22 years old and has been struggling for some time. I live in a home with 5 other people. There is o.only 1 bedroom and a half bedroom. I have no children so i can understand if my situation may not be as crucial but it doesn’t make it less important. My younger sister and i use my mothers closet space as a bedroom. I really would love to know what programs i can apply for or where i can go for assistance. I am in the process of getting a job soon so i will be able to pay any portions of subsidized rent programs if i qualify. If i need to be in a shelter, i will do it. I just want to not wake up every morning stressed because of my situation. I have no other family to turn to. We were living with family but my mom, my sister, and i were in 1 room. Now Im trying to build a life of my own and disconnect. More now then ever since my mother all of a sudden pants me out for space sake. Any information would be great. Any number or person to ask regarding more information will be great. Im just stuck because all programs are aimed towards parents and I don’t have a child.

    • Very sorry to hear Kay.
      Because of your age you should try:

      1.Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,

  181. Denise Robinson says:

    I am a single parent.i have two kids a daughter seventeen and a son eleven. I live with my mother. I have a one room me and my kuds. We dont have ni window. Everynight i takes thw mattress off the bed my son sleeps on rhe mattress ans me and my daughter sleep on the box spring what can i do or where can i go ? Help Me

    • Hi Denise,

      Please contact either of these programs for help:
      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      • Denise Robinson says:

        Are there any places in Brooklyn ? Because I don’t wanna takr my kids outta school

        • Hi Denise,

          The central office for PATH where all the intakes are done is in the Bronx. However, they can place you anywhere in NYC. If you have children that are in school in Brooklyn, they would try to place you in a shelter as near as possible from their school. You should go to their office and complete an intake and see what they can offer. If they are not able to help you, please let us know.
          Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

          For PATH you will need to bring:
          - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
          - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

  182. Hi, I recently (yesterday) got kicked out of my Sisters home, I am currently living with my cousin but she only has limited space and it can get her in trouble with her landlord. I have a son that is 4 years old, I have nowhere else to go, what are my options?

    • Hi Ana,

      Please contact either of these programs for help:
      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please let us know if any of these groups are able to help you,

  183. Mi nombre es Julitza tengo un baby de 17 meses
    Quiero saber que tengo que hacer para aplicar para vivir temporeramente en un shelter y quienes cualifican por

  184. Hola mi nombre es Julitza tengo un baby de 17 meses y me gustaria saber que tengo que hacer para aplicarpara entrar un family shelter y quienes cualifican puesto que hoy me quedare en casa de una amiga y no tengo q donde ir por favor necesito orientacion

  185. I am 26 living with my mom and sister I have a 6 year old daughter and a 1 year old son
    She womt let me go to the shelter because ahe has the room Im a songle
    Mother whaf are my opiona

    • Dear Jeaa,
      Please contact either of these programs for help:
      1. Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

  186. Hi,
    I rented an apt, that was not legal to lease, however, I was not aware that it was illegal, as it was rented to me by a “Realtor” aka (PT) again, I was not aware of the it, until the managament of the building asked me who was I. I have an order of protection against the (PT). I rcvd a letter to my door addressed to him (Open) that stated they have 1 week to get me out the apt, or they will terminate their lease (the PT). The PT never gave me a lease, he kept insisted his realty company was working on it.I have all my proof, and I have a job, and a child. Is path the way to go? I have no where else to go, and tried renting a room, but no one will accept me with my teenager. Is hard to come up with brokers fee, and security money as a single mom. Please advice,
    Thank you

    • Tatiana,

      It seems that PATH would be a good temporary measure until you can get another apartment. You can also contact Coalition for the Homeless and see what temp housing they could place you in. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Best of luck,
      Wil

    • Am a single mom living in a room with my two teenage daughters. The Landlord doesn’t allow kids and the space is not big for all three of us.can I get some advice please

  187. Hey , my name is Angel . I have a daughter which is 15 years old , i was in a shelter dfew months ago but my wife and I decided to go to florida , I asked for the flights at path but now I have problems where I am staying I got kicked out with my daughter and I have no where to go . What can I do ? Will path take me and my daughter even though i asked them for the flights ? :/

    • Angel,

      Im not sure I understand your question. You asked PATH for assistance getting flights back to NYC? If so, this is something PATH has not been known to help people with. However, they may be able to find temporary housing for you. But you would have to return back to NYC and complete an intake at their central office in the Bronx. Are you looking for assistance in getting back to NYC though?
      Wil

  188. Im 19 years old my baby is 4 months and i have nowhere to go i cant stay where i have been staying cause me and the people dont get along anymore i need a place to go so i could get a little help getting on my feet

    • Hello,

      Please try these two groups, they are especially good for young woman with children:
      1. Covenant House: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      2. Coalition for the Homeless runs a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless
      Best of luck,
      Wil

  189. hey my name is marlin and am 19 year old 8 month Pregnant ‘I having to much problem in my life and I don’t known what to do ‘ in this point please I help ” with my problem so here WITH GO WITH my sad story ‘ OKAY IAM pregnant and I have some serious virus NAME STD AM PRENGANT am living with my cousin ‘ BUT SHE SAID THAT I HAVE TO MOVE OUT COUSE SHE MOVING TO A ROOM WITH HES BOYFRIEND ‘SO KNOWN AM WORRY COURSE I DONT WORK AND IN A FEWW WEEK AM BE OUT DERE OUTSIDE WITH NO WERE TO GOO ‘ course my mom live far way and I can go to her course she have own life in Miami ‘I DONT EVEN GO NOTHING FOR THE BABY OR MONEY TO BUY THINKK THAT HE NEDD AND I ONLY HAVE ONE MONTH LELF AND IAM GIVE BIRTH TO BABY BOY AND IAM SCARED COURSE I REALLY WANT MY BBY TO HAVE HOME AND PLACE TO LIVE WITH MEEEEEEEEEEEE ” I DONT WANT NO ONE TO TAKE MY BABY WAY FROM ME SO THAT WHY ” SO WHAT SHOULD I DOO IN THIS POINTT OF A BIG PROABLEM IN MY LIFEEE … :{{

  190. I am 19 and currently pregnant with a due date in January. I live on campus at school for this semester but being that I will have to take next semester off due to the baby, I will have no where to live. Is there a place that would accept both me and the father of my baby?

    • Hello,

      Please note that because of your age, must shelters will want to place you with a family member or relative instead of a shelter. They will also require you to submit proof as to why you can not live with a family member, especially as you are expecting a child and proof that your boyfriend is father of the child, if you guys want to be placed together as a family.

      If you are able to demonstrate that you have no other place to go, then you can try Covenant House: It’s a shelter for women and their children. They may be able to take you with your boyfriend temporarily, if you can show proof that he is the father of the baby. Here is there information: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

  191. My husband of 13 years, Abandoned my 4 daughters and I, Since January of this year i’ve been trying to keep us from going Homeless. On 9th of August we were told by the judge to leave! I’m at my sisters place till she comes back from her vacation that’s the 5th of September. I’ve looked for Apts since February, No one will except FEPS. I feel so overwhelmed as a Parent, we lived by GravesEnd, Brooklyn. My 2 younger daughters will need to be taken to school, I don’t know what will happen to us. My husband destroyed my credit and even with the FEPS they say it will not be simple. I’m a Diabetic and have blood pressure, I’m trying as everyone else is in this world to be strong for their kids, Please any suggestions. School is coming and I don’t want anything to happen to my kids. I’ve read what you folk typed about your situations, Please people be strong it’s not easy but we live in the Greatest city in the world and they do Help, Thank You, HOMELESS in Brooklyn

    • Very sorry to hear. Please contact Convenant House in NYC asap. It’s a shelter for women and their children. They may be able to take you with your boyfriend temporarily, if you can show proof that he is the father of the baby. Here is there information: http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/new-york
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036-6801
      Phone: (212) 613-0300

      Please write back and let us know if they are able to assist you and your family.

      Best of luck!
      Wil

  192. Im 25 yrs old married we have 3kids we cant stay were we r any more so we r going to patj i just wanted to know can u cook ur own meals

    • Hi Denise,
      Please contact PATH directly and ask them. Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

  193. Hello my boyfriend and I currently live in separate places because we were kicked out of his mother’s house but now she homeless as well. We have a 5 month old daughter and we are both staying with relatives that are over crowded and can get them into trouble with the landlord. We want to go into the shelter together but we aren’t married yet, what can we do. They want us out by mid September

    • Hello,

      It is our understanding that if you are not married there is no shelter including PATH who will place you both together as a family. You would most likely get placed in a shelter with your daughter and your boyfriend would get placed in an all men shelter. If you still want to try, please go to the PATH central office in the Bronx. Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

  194. Hello my name is Nicole. My boyfriend and I live in separate places due to food mother kicking us out but now she’s been evicted so she’s in the system as we speak. We have a 5 month old daughter and we want to go into the shelter as a family but aren’t married yet. The relatives we stay with age over crowded and may get into trouble because we aren’t on the lease. They are both giving us until mid September to leave. What can we do? Thank you in advance.:-)

    • Hi Nicole,

      It is our understanding that if you are not married there is no shelter including PATH who will place you both together as a family. You would most likely get placed in a shelter with your daughter and your boyfriend would get placed in an all men shelter. If you still want to try, please go to the PATH central office in the Bronx. Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - You also have to show proof of homelessness. For example, they may ask for a letter from the family you are staying with or other relatives indicating that they are not allowing you to stay with them and you will need proof of marriage so that you can be admitted as a family.

  195. I am living with my 5 kids and boyfriend in a friends houses one bedroom apartment she has 2 kids and we sleep on the floor will they accept me with my boyfriend in the shelter?

    • Hi Jackee,
      In order for you to enter the shelter as a family, you would either have to be married or you would have to prove that your boyfriend is the father of one of your children. You can just bring the birth certificates to show this.

  196. HEYY ME AND MY boyfriend LIVED together BUT GOT INTO A little argument AND I LEFT TO A SHELTER BUT THEY PLACED ME IN a “D.V” SHELTER, CAN I LEAVE AND RESIGN IN WITH my boyfriend INTO A FAMILY SHELTER ?

  197. hi my name is raina and i have a 2 year old son. am being kick out of my sister house where i have nowhere else to go what should i do.

  198. hi im 25years old and i lost my section 8 a few years ago, I’m 7months pregnant and live with my boyfriend and his family, the way things are going i need to move out asap…. can you plz help me

  199. can i enter into the shelter if my mom has temporary custody of my children?

    • Yes, you should be able to. You will probably have to go into an all-women shelter. Just go to the PATH central office in the Bronx and complete the intake by yourself.

  200. Hi my name is Kristina . And i am 17 and pregnant . Me and My boyfriend are being put out of my father’s house. We are not married . We wanted to know will we be able tp be placed in a shelter as a pregnant couple?

    • Hi Kristina, you and your boyfriend will not be able to enter a shelter together as a family. You are considered a minor and PATH will therefore look to place you with a family member or friend.

  201. Hello. I am 20 years old turning 21 in oct and I am currently 5 months pregnant. I desperately need a place to stay. I am seeing a therapist for depression and intense anxiety so haven’t been working. My bf is currently living in an over crowded apt but works long hours. I was wondering if I go into a homeless shelter can they provide help for all 3 of us even though my boyfriend won’t go into the shelter with me?

    • Hello, where do you live? If you live in NYC, you can try the Convenant House: http://covenanthouseny.org/. But they would only place you and not together with your boyfriend. Until your baby is born, it will be very difficult for you to find a shelter that will take you guys as a family and place you together.
      If you live outside of NYC, let us know

  202. Just moved here from another state. Here in New York with my kids father who just broke his leg and my three kids, I work and go to school and applied for assistance and got denied. Going through some financial hardship and within the next few days we will have no where to reside. Can I still get help?

    • Hi Jess, its best if you go to the PATH central office in the Bronx and complete an intake. They would have to review your documents, reasons for homelessness, etc in order to determine if you qualify or not for temporary assistance. If they deny you help, please let us know.

  203. I would like to go to the shelter but being placed just anywhere is a danger to me and my 4 kids, will i be able to tell them the areas i would like to be placed so our lives are not in danger

    • Please check with a PATH representative in their Bronx Central Intake office. If there are certain areas that are dangerous for you, they will try the hardest to keep you out of them. However, at the same time there is a shortage of shelters so the options are limited. They can better advise you in this case.

  204. Hi I’m 20 turning 21 in a week I hav a 5 month old son .. My boyfriend is dele loping abusive tendencies and I can’t live in this environment ., he’s controlling and is being too much do u think if I explain this to path they will accept me or would they demand a police report or something cause I dnt have a police report or anything I don’t wanna press charges or what not just want a safe place to start over with my infant .. I’m really afraid to start over and to be in a shelther with my son but I have no where else to go

    • Hi, PATH will first want to know why you are not able to move in with family or friends. They rather place people out of the shelter system. As a result, you must prove that you have nowhere else to stay. PATH will probably try to connect with you a community group to deal with the issue of your boyfriend. If his behavior is escalating you may have to seek an order of protection. Please do not wait until things get worse with him and do what you have to do now to protect yourself and your son. Please write back if you would like more resources from us.

  205. Hey im 19 and have a 2 yare old baby and can live were im at know want should i do ???

    • Hi, Are you able to move in with a family member or friend? If you go to PATH due to your age they will want to see why you are not able to move in with a relative or friend. As a result, you have to submit proof that you have absolutely no place to go. Please tell us what borough in NYC you live so we can see what other available services can assist you.

      • I live in brooklyn and there is no one to stay with nd i turen 20 in jan

        • Thanks for this info. Please do keep in mind that if you want to enter the shelter system with your child, they will all want proof that you have absolutely no other relatives or friends that you can stay with. This means you’ll have to submit letters from your parents, especially, indicating that they do not allow you to stay in the apt with them.

          With that in mind, if you have nowhere else to go, please visit the Covenant House and request to be admitted to their Mother and Child Homeless program. Here is their info: http://covenanthouseny.org/houses/new-york/chny-programs/motherchild-crisis-center-nursery. You can either call them at 1-800-999-9999
          or come to their offices at:
          Covenant House New York
          460 West 41st Street
          New York, NY 10036

          Please keep us posted. Best of luck.

  206. Hi I’m 19 yrs old && I’m married to my husband who’s 22, I’m also 5 months pregnant. We’ve been battling back && forth from here & there but now the person we’re staying with is getting evicted and now we most definitely have nowhere else to go. Alot of people have said that PATH is the number one suggestion but I just don’t want to be there for too long. I’m still in school but there’s one problem I can’t find the marriage certificate. Is that gonna be a problem if we don’t have it ?

    • Hi, if you want to enter and be placed as a family in a PATH shelter you must submit proof of marriage such as the marriage certificate. If you are not able to find this, you will be placed separately – you with your children in one shelter and your husband in a single men’s shelter.

  207. Hi I’m a 24 year old with two kids boy 4 and girl 8 I am staying with my mom but it is to much goin on there n I already had someone call acs on me n don’t want my kids around it no more do u think if I tell path this they can place me somewhere better?

    • Hi Kadeema,

      If you are not able to stay with your mom and have no other relatives you will have to submit proof of this to PATH. The central office for PATH where all the intakes are done is in the Bronx. You should go to their office and complete an intake and see what they can offer. If they are not able to help you, please let us know.
      Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

  208. Me and my twenty year old daughter went
    To the path in the Bronx and they sent us to a
    Womans shelter, why was that?

  209. Hi this was the hardest disision i ever had to make. i was always in the working class. i lost my job and max my unemployment and was evicted from my apartment. i always though this could never happen to me. because i did not want to go to the shelters because i heard so much bad stories, but eventually i had no choice i had no where to live after my eviction i tried living with a friend for four months until they got tired of me and my son and ask us to leave…i went to path twice they denied us.. i just do not know what to do anymore….help

    • Hi,

      Can you give me a little more information. For example, why did PATH deny you? Did you not have the paperwork they required or was it something else. This will help me see if there are other alternatives for you.

  210. Daisy Garcia says:

    Hi! I’m staying with a friend in her one bed aprt with her son and my 3 kids I was staying with my kids aunt in the state of florida but only stayed for about 5 months and ended up leaving bexause I had foind out recently that she has a criminal background and and a very bad record seens she was ypunger I inmediatly started to look for shelters in the state of fl so I can get out of her house because after I found out about all of this I comfronted her about it and she argued with me and told me if I am so afraid for my kods to be stayingi in her place to do whay was best for me and to pack my things and go to a shelter! So I did! I started to llok for a shelter but when I called and told them my situation and how manny kids I have and there ages plus one of them born with a desability and can’t walk and travels in a weelchair they told me that number one they don’t take kids older than 10 years old and they don’t take in kids with disabilities bexause the don’t have all the medical and assesabilities to provide me for my disable child but they gave me a bunch of numbers to call and I will get the same answear with all the places I called and I will also get a we are full right now tipe of thing I even went to the police dept and they told me that help in fl is vvery low and thay the beat thing for me to do is to go back to ny! I am original from nyc born and race in ny but I moved to fl because I lost my job and couldn’t afford to pay my rent anymore I didn’t get evicted but I left before I was.

  211. Daisy Garcia says:

    So the only person that said that could help me out. With my kids so I can get back on my feet happend to be a convict of criminal felony with a record of robbery she isn’t doing anything now because she just got out of jail and I didn’t even nlknow that! But I don’t want to take a risk and put my kids in danger due to thia mess up aituation I have never been in jail knor have any problems with going to court or anything my background is great and I am I hard and always been a hard working very responsable mother but this isn’t the first time I move I have been moving every year with all 3 of my kids bexausebof looking for the best economy and its very hard being a single mother with no friends to depend on or famiky member I never had in my mind of going to a shelter for help bacuase of all the bad storys I heard but I have no more options no were to go and don’t know what else to do what can I do were can I go to seack help and whay will I need?

    • Hi Daisy, Please call NYC’s 3-1-1 and see if you could be connected to NYC’s Homeless Shelter program PATH. Because you are not currently a resident of NYC, its hard to tell if PATH would allow you to move from Florida to NYC for their shelter program. So, you are better off speaking with them directly.
      Best of luck,
      Wil

      • Daisy Garcia says:

        I am a recident of nyc I still have my ny state id and I was born and raise in btooklyn ny I just happend to move out of ny to go to fl at first with my causin and then ahe couldn’t help me anymore bcause of my dusable child being to much of a responsability for het so I had to stop working to keep taking care of my son but because I didn’t have a job I couldn’t continue to pay my rent n bills or pay someone to babysit because babysitting is to expensive n I don’t get help from my kids father so I endrd up going to pensylvania with my other cousin in her one bed aprt so luckly I was able to get a cheap aprt that I knew I can afford and move in that apt for 1 year after that landlord complaint that it was a danger to have my son living with me in a secobd floor with no elevator and carry him up and down the stariswith the risk of faliing with him n me wanting to sue him or anything like that plus he was raising the rent and that right there was a little to much for me so I am here again making another decition because of not wanting to go to a shelter a wanted to look for other opptions so ended ip going to fl again but yhis tine with my kids aunt by father side and it was the worst decition I made in my whole life cause a lot happens and now am on the risk of being in the streets with all 3 of my kids and am staying with my friend from child hood in the bronx but she has housing and only a one bed aprt with her son it is very unconfirtable soecially for my special need child and she can’t have me at her place for to long but I am afraid to go to a shelter to because I don’t know were am I going to end with my kids if they don’t guide me to the right durrection

        • Im very sorry to hear Daisy. Please call 3-1-1 and ask to be transferred to PATH. They are the only ones that can tell you for sure if you would be able to enter the PATH shelter system.

  212. Can you please send me an email explaining why my
    Comment about me and my twenty year old being
    Sent to an adult shelter was deleted when clearly it states under 21
    Should go to path and over 21 to an adult facility

  213. Hola mi nombre es julitza tengo un baby de 19 meses me estoy quedando con una amiga pero ella solo tiene un studio y no me dejar mucho tiempo con ella,yo no tengo a nadie aqui en ny,no tengo a donde irxyo podria cualificar para path

  214. I am 30 years old and i had a accident couple of months and the amputated my right leg. I am married with my wife and now we are not together and i don’t have anywhere to go. Im not working so i don’t have any access with my family members because the live in another country. For this reason i will like to get some information of where i can go to receive some kind of help and get a place to stay. Is it possible that i can get an apartment during this process???

  215. HELLO I LIVE WITH MY BOYFRIEND FOR 5 YEARS AND WE HAVE A DAUGHTER TOGETHER SHE IS 18 MONTHS I ASLO HAVE A 14 YEAR OLD SON I WANT TO LEAVE HIM BEACAUSE OF THE PHYSICALLY DRAMA AND MENTAL DRAMA I AM AFRAID OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN I HAVENT CALLED THE POLICE SO NOTHING IS ON RECORD I HAVE NO FAMILY AND I WORK BUT I DO NOT MAKE ENOUGH TO GET MY OWN APARTMENT I FEEL STUCK AND I DONT KNOW IF I SHOULD GO BUT I KNOW I NEED TO PLEASE HELP ME WITH ADVISE

  216. Me and my boyfriend is 19, if we go to PATH will they keep us together ? Or do I have to be pregnant ?

    • Dear Teetee, homeless shelters are very limited in NYC. As a result, they are prioritized for families or individuals who have nowhere else to go. Therefore, PATH will not place you, especially being 19, in a shelter with your boyfriend.

      • I am 18 turning 19 December 5 I am currently 2 months pregnant and was living at my boyfriend house because my mom kicked me out now we both got kicked out his mother house because of the pregnancy and we’re staying at my cousin apartment but she now wants us to leave because of her husband and find somewhere else to go but we have no we’re to go can path take us both and keep us together ?

        • Kathy, until your child is born and paternity established they will not place you in a shelter together. If you have nowhere to stay, please contact Covenant House at: 1-800-999-9999. They can probably try to place you by yourself.

          Good luck,
          Wil

  217. Hello I don’t even know where to start. Things have been going down hill with my family ever since I got evicted from my apartment. I was living with my dad and I was paying him my half of the rent until I received a letter stating we were evicted. We got evicted and my mother took me and my daughter in. Mind you my husband was in the streets while me and my daughter were living with my mom. Two months later she kicked me out to the curb. So me and husband decided to move to New York and hopefully start a new life together. We were homeless so we went to the path office in the bronx but then three months later they had denied us because they said we could go to my mom house when I tried telling them that my mom doesn’t want to be a part of it and doesn’t want to talk to me anymore. They said it wasn’t their problem. So i spoke to HRA and they told the only thing was to find somewhere to go for at least two weeks and then let them know because they could help me with rental assistance, etc. Im currently living in New Jersey in a womans shelter but they don’t want to help me because I dont have my husband in child support. So because of that I dont receive cash and because I dont get it they cant help me with daycare, training program or job search. So I’m basically here doing nothing because I don’t have anybody to watch my daughter for free while I look for a job. So now I’m thinking about going back to New York but talk to HRA and see if maybe they can help me because I’m living somewhere and I found rooms for rent in New York that are willing to rent me, my daughter, and my husband the room. So please is it the right thing to do?

    • Yessenia,

      Im very sorry to hear. What county are you in so that I can see what programs in your area can help advocate on your behalf? Its hard to advise on whats the best thing to do without knowing all the details.

  218. HI I was born and raised in NY, but 4 years ago I moved to North Carolina with my boyfriend and my son. I just recently broke up with my boyfriend and moved back to NY. I know have a 2 year old daughter. my son is 20. I have been staying with a family friend in a 1 bedroom apt, who is saying I have to find another place to go because she is giving her apartment up, because she can no longer afford the rent. I work and so does my son, and my daughter is in daycare. I just need help in finding something me and my son can afford. I have family here, but everyone has a 1 bedroom apt, no room at all for me and my 2 kids. Can path help me, and what documents do I have to bring to get shelter for me and my kids.

    I’m just a single mom trying to make it with my kids! Help me please!

    Thank You

  219. Hello,
    I really need help me and my boyfriend have been togeteher for eight years. We have a beauiful 1 year old. We used to leave together at my moms house but then we couldnt stay there. So we moved in to his mother house then we had to leave she drinks too much. so he stayed at his mothers house and me and my daughter moved back into my mothers house in a two bedroom apt with five other adults and one other child,. Now he is back in my moms house with us for the last couple of days but its crowed

    • Dear Missy,
      What county are you currently residing in? PATH may be a good short-term option if you live in NYC. In order for you both to be admitted as a family and kept together, you will need to show proof that your boyfriend is the father, such as your daughter’s birth certificate.

      If you live outside of NYC let me know and I can suggest other services.
      Best,
      Wil

      • We live in bronx, ny…. We tried path and the denied us…. Saying nine ppl in a two bedroom apt is not over crowded. What kind of miss is that. So when we left there went back to my moms house… And my sisters house. Just plain old house hopping… What kind of mother does this make me. We really need do type of stable shelter. I work, even if it’s not path. Do you u know about other places like path that help families like us. We need help so bad.

      • we live in bronx,ny…. we did go to path in october 2013, but they denied us before we even got to talk to a worker. Now they have people who u talk to before you go to the worker, and if they feel that you are eligliable then you get sent to a worker. they told us that nine people with two children included in the household is not crowded… i was very upset… so we had to go back to my mother’s house which now has added three more people. so right now we have to all three sleep on a couch that doesnt have a bed inside(which my daughter has to sleep on top of me), while others are in the two rooms and mattress everywhere. this is becoming too much for us, there is no room and bearly any food because there is so many ppl. We want to go back to path and see if they can help us again. Or are there any other programs or shelter places that would help us and keep us as a family

  220. Hi I have a daughter who is two years old and Im hopping from, my mothers to where my babyfathers is staying at we have no where to go and were looking for shelter is there a possibility that we can go together and be placed together

    • Dear Marisol,

      If you live in NYC you should try to get placed at one of the PATH shelters. Before you go to their central intake office ocated at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day) make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - To be placed as a family instead of being separated, bring your daughter’s birth certificate showing that your boyfriend is the father.

      Please try these things and let us know what happens!
      Best of luck,
      Wil

  221. Hi, I am a 36 y.o mother of four, ages 15,9,3,and 2. My fiancé and I have been homeless for a year and one month today. We were evicted from our place of residence back in September of 2012. After the eviction we were taken in by my sister-in law and her husband. She insisted we stay with her because of our four children, and although she has a family of her own she accommodated us the best she could. We ended up staying a total of nine months, within the last month of staying with her she began to become bothersome and insinuated that she no longer wanted us there at her home. She finally told us we had to vacate her home and that we were no longer welcomed in her home. She grabbed my belongings and tossed them along with having officials escort us of her property. I had no where to go, so we called the Salvation Army family shelter and they were only able to assist us with a 30 day stay. We packed up and came to NY (Bronx) to stay with my fiancé male friend who resides in a housing unit. After only two days he told us we had to leave, and could not return at all because he didn’t want to risk being kicked out for having us there. Now I have absolutely nowhere to go, no family whatsoever to take us in. My question is will PATH help me with placement of myself and family.

    • I forgot to mention I was residing in the state of Pennsylvania. During my eviction, stay with sister- in law, and Salvation Army 30 day assistance.

    • Very sorry to hear Remy. Yes, PATH may be able to assist you. Please go to their central intake office ocated at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day). Before you go make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - To be placed as a family instead of being separated, bring copies of your children’s birth certificate showing that your fiance is the father of atleast one of the kids.

      please try this and let me know how you turn out!

      • I arrived at PATH early this morning. After an extensive amount of hours when I finally got called I was told I was found in eligible and that I needed to return to Pennsylvania. I told them I cannot return to Pennsylvania cause I would have no where to go. The lady still insisted I leave and go back to pa. I told her I wasn’t cause I know they have the resources to help me and my family. Without being processed the worker was discouraging me insisting that I leave. How do I leave and be in the street with my four minor children. I feel it’s discrimination against out of state homeless families. What advice do you have for me

        • Remy, unfortunately the homeless services in NYC are strained and struggling to house homeless families that live in NYC. This is why they are not keen on taking homeless families from other states. Can you go back and try a shelter in Pennsylvania? There are several programs there we can refer you to.

          Wil

  222. Hello,

    I have a client who is 7 mos pregnant and has not been able to get shelter housing. She has some deep personal challenges. She is very stressed. Are there any options she can pursue? She lost her place at Covenant House. Please advise.

  223. Im 20 years old .. Im a single parent .. I have a 3 year old ..
    My mom is always kicking me out the the house .. I dont have anywhere
    To go .. What can i do

  224. Michael bishop says:

    Hi my name is Michael my girlfriend and I have a baby that is 1 years of age. We was living with her family till this past week we got evicted from our apartment we are homeless and currently bouncing place to place amongst friends we both work and afraid we might loose our jobs. It’s very stressful being in the state we are in and we need help we have all our paper work I just very paranoid about family shelter and the issue of leaving during the day n come back a certain time she works doin the day and I work at night please contact me

  225. I am 30 y/o, i have 4 children ages 8, 4 & twins agesd 3.
    I live in nyc and have a section 8 voucher that expires dec. 6
    I temporarily stay with my mom until i find a place. We have been here for
    6 months but she want us out now. And i want to be out now. The living arrangements are
    Definitely not working. Can path me?
    Please respond or email me immediately. Really need help.

    • Hi Toni,

      Yes, PATH may be able to help you. If they turn you away, please let us know. But go to their central intake office ocated at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day). Before you go make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.
      - To be placed as a family instead of being separated, bring copies of your children’s birth certificate showing that your fiance is the father of atleast one of the kids.

  226. Hi,
    I am 20 years old my mother, sister(13), and brother (22), are being evicted after october 31st. Can path take us in? How exactly does this work? Should we be applying for this now?; since eviction is happening soon. Please respond.

    • Hi Mel, PATH may be able to assist you. You and your family should go to the PATH Central Office in the Bronx and complete an intake. Their central intake office located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day). Before you go make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:

      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      Here is a great guide for families thinking about going to PATH, please look over it before you go: Preparing to go to PATH.

      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let us know.

    • @mel, first go to your local welfare office and see if you qualify for the FEPS Program. Eventually if you have to go into the shelter system make sure when they send you to the welfare. Make sure you ask your case worker about the FEPS Program

  227. dahiana germosen says:

    Hi im 23 years old with a 3month old baby and a 3 year old. I recently moved to ny from p.a I been jumping from house to house. I was wondering how thw process of PATH works and in how long ill have my own place.

    • Hi Dahiana, PATH can turn you down for assistance if you can not prove you’ve been residing in NYC a long time. You should still go to their Central Office in the Bronx and complete an intake. Only PATH can advise how long it will be before you are placed in shelter, so please do go and see them.
      This guide has all the information you need to help you prepare for going to the PATH office: Going to PATH to Apply for Assistance

  228. Hi my name is Amanda I am 21 years and my husband is 22. We have an 18 month old son together and we’re living with my mom In brooklyn but my mother wants us out because my disabled sister and her kids just got kicked out and they need to stay with my mother. My husband works and I’m looking for a job, do you think we qualify for PATH ?

    • Amanda, your best bet is to go to the PATH Central Office and complete an intake. In order to qualify you will have to submit proof of your marriage and also bring a birth certificate of your child. You will also have to bring a letter from your mother explaining why you are no longer able to stay at your home. In other words, PATH will make you prove your need for homeless shelter help and that is something only then can advise you of.

      Therefore, go to their central intake office ocated at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day).

  229. hello how are you doing. I am a hard workihg male with a girl that’s pregnant. we live in a closet size room but about to be kick out soon. I not married to her and I don’t know what to do I was told if we wasn’t married I couldn’t stay with her and the baby to be. what do I do or go from here. I want to go every step with my family.

    • Hello Jose,

      If you are not able to stay with any other friends or relatives, PATH will most likely place you separately until your baby is born. When baby is born you can qualify for placement as a family. However, PATH is very serious about finding other placement with a family or friend before putting anyone in a shelter. So, if you complete an intake you would have to bring paperwork showing that you have nowhere else to go. For example, a letter from the parents and relatives of your girlfriend or yours indicating that you guys are not able to stay with them.
      If you are able to show that you have nowhere else to go and do not mind being placed separately until your baby is born, then you should give PATH a try.

  230. hi my name is lisa I have 5 month old and 3 year old and my boyfriend to we live with my grandmother there no space .. my grandmother agrue all the time is not a safe place for me and my bf and kids . my income is low .. I wanna know what can I do to stay at ?? I just don’t wanna be here there’s to much over here …

  231. i have a 1 yr old son and i am homeless coming from ct what should i do

    • Hello, sorry to hear. Is there a reason why you cant find a shelter in Connecticut? If you are not currently residing in NYC, you may have a difficult time being admitted to an NYC shelter.

  232. Hi. I am being kicked out of my room in less than a month. I am married with an autistic child. If i go to intake how long will it take for us to be placed in an apt.of our own.

    • @R if you go with the right paperwork to the PATH intake office in the Bronx, they that same day place you in a shelter for up to 30 days while they evaluate your case and need for long term shelter.
      PATH’s central intake office located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day). Before you go make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      Here is a great guide for families thinking about going to PATH, please look over it before you go: Preparing to go to PATH.

      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let us know.

  233. Well I have a question I been in path more the five time while being pregnant n was sent to a shelter in 28 St and was found denied ineligible can I still go to path if I get my domestic partnership n would we get denied or what ….. please get back at me asap and thank u .

    • Hi Gardenia, unfortunately you will have to go to PATH as they are the only ones that can review your case and determine if you are still eligible. If they turn you down again, please contact us again and we can look into other avenues for you.

  234. Hi my name is Griselda I am 24 yrs old 7 and half months pregnant and with a 6 yr old son. I have very low income and nowhere to stay I used to stay with my mother but she moved with her boyfriend I don’t know what to do or where to go.

  235. Hi,
    I am a single mother of two girls 7 and 2 years.
    I am currently residing in new jersey but I m getting evicted from my apartment ans am not getting much help here. I wanted to move from new jersey to new york since I have nowhere to live here and am having problems getting help. I m just really ready to get out of Jersey there is nothing left for me and my children here and I really new a new start. I was wondering if there was any way I would be able to move to New York and if so how could I go about doing so? Please help I am so stressed out I don’t know what to do I font want yo live on the streets with my children.

    • Shai,

      PATH may not accept your case if you were residing in New Jersey. PATH struggles to find shelter for New Yorkers that they are often apprehensive to receive anyone from out of state. Can you look into a shelter in New Jersey, just for the short-term?

  236. jacqueline ortiz says:

    Hi am a mother of a 10yr old nd a 1yr old .i would like to knw if path can help me nd my kids i work but hace very low income. i was living with my mom but she moved nd now i have no where to go with my kids. i applied to so many apts but my income is so low tht my application is regected i applied for housing nd on the wating list for 4yrs now. can some one help me. thank you

    • Hi Jacqueline,
      PATH should be able to assist you. You will need to go to their central office to complete an intake. And make sure you bring documentation that they require.
      PATH’s central intake office located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx (they are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day). Before you go make sure you have the following paperwork and documentation:

      For PATH you will need to bring:
      - Proof of identification such as welfare ID card, green card, driver’s license, government ID card, passport/visa, or picture employment card. If you do not have a picture ID, you can use a birth certificate, social security card, Medicaid card, identity card in the public assistance system, or a pay stub.

      If you go to PATH and are turned away, please let us know.

  237. Hi, my husband, 4 teenagers n I are going to be homeless, my husband just lost his job and we are going to be homeless by the end of the month, we just found out today. I live in Virginia but the shelter here is domestic violence only, if we go to NY and apply in PATH will they help us..

    • Hi Jay, PATH is not very open to receiving homeless families from out of state. They struggle to place NYC residents in shelters already that they can accommodate people coming from out of state. How will you be able to come to NYC?

  238. hello im 19 years old recently graduate from HS mother of two childrens my son its 2 years old & my daughter 11 moths Im staying with my mother in Brooklyn ny but she has some personal problems and shes leaving to Dominican republic for a long time I don’t have a place to stay and they stop giving me foostamp on july 13 what should I do I really need help

    • Yurelis,

      There are several shelters you can try for single moms. Please try these and let us know if any are able to assist you:

      1. Covenant House: With that in mind, if you have nowhere else to go, please visit the Covenant House and request to be admitted to their Mother and Child Homeless program. Here is their info: http://covenanthouseny.org/houses/new-york/chny-programs/motherchild-crisis-center-nursery. You can either call them at 1-800-999-9999
      or come to their offices at:
      Covenant House New York
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036

      2. PATH:
      The central office for PATH where all the intakes are done is in the Bronx. You should go to their office and complete an intake and see what they can offer. If they are not able to help you, please let us know. Their office is located at 151 E. 151st Street (between Walton and Gerard Avenues) in the Bronx to ask them. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

  239. Negron,

    I live around the corner from the PATH shelter. Are you aware of any volunteer opportunities there and if so would you have any contact information for them?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Hi, @CR that’s very thoughtful of you. I dont know about any specific volunteers at PATH, but you should contact NYC Service, which organizes volunteer opportunities for NYC agencies and nonprofits and see if they could connect you with an opportunity. The NYC service website is: http://www.nycservice.org/contact and their phone number is: 212-788-7550. Hope it works out!

  240. I was evicted in june 2013 i have a feps voucher for 1050. Problem is no one wants to take feps or the ones that do want money up front which i do not have. I just got a job 2 months ago I need help to move I was told tha dhs has a program that helps you move the shelter im in is not a big help to my family. I have been to the feps office for updated landlord printouts and no one accepts feps

  241. Hi my name is betzaida im 24 and i have one year in new york and i have a 4 year old daughter im not working i dont know that much about new york i been house to house and i been looking for apt with the program fept but no landlord really wanna take it rit now i dont got a place to stay i wanna give a stable place to my daughter can u help me or tell me wat will be good for me and my daughter

  242. How many time You can appley path

  243. Hello. I am 21 years old and my father and i are about to get evicted from our apartment. Unfortunetly, because of our financial situation we are unable to pay the rent. Now… I do not have my fathers last name amd hes not on my birth certificate. Would this be an issue or give us a hard time if we go to this path intake?

  244. Good morning i have a question in order to go into path as a family Would you have to be married to thefatherdof your children or would you just need documented proof that he is their father in orfer to stay together as a family

  245. Hi me my mother, and grandmother(moms mom) plus my daughter and my mothers son(lil bro) all live together. Wr are currently getting evicted and would like to go into path together as a family. Would they separate us? We depend on each other for babysitting ect. All of us have the same last name except of the children. Plus we can prove we’ve all been living together for the last 10months. Do you think we have a chance of staying together?

    • We also live in queens,ny

    • Jasmine, sadly there is a real lack of shelters in NYC so you will most likely be separated and be placed in different shelters. However, when you go to the PATH central office you can request to be placed in the same area or neighborhood so you will be able to see each other. But this is not a guarantee. Call 3-1-1 and ask to be connected to PATH and speak with a worker there.

      Best of luck,

  246. shiasia thomas says:

    Hi I’m 20 and 2 months pregnant
    My boyfriend is 17
    Can we go to path

    • @Shiasia, due to your age you will have better luck going to Covenant House and seeing if they can assist you. You can either call them at 1-800-999-9999
      or come to their offices at:
      Covenant House New York
      460 West 41st Street
      New York, NY 10036

      PATH is having a hard time finding shelter for families, so due to your ages they would just send you to go back and live with your parents, relatives, or a friend.

  247. I am 20 years old and i am 3 months pregnant and i need some where to stay how would i go about this

  248. I’m currently 25 years old I have an income right now due to unemployment I found a place to rent but can’t afford the first months rent security and brokers fee. Anyone know of any programs that might help me??

  249. Hi my name is madeline im pregnant N me n my boyfriend want to know if we will b elegible to go to path…please let me know asap….

    • Hi Madeline,

      PATH is experiencing a shortage of shelters for families. Therefore, they would try very hard to place you somewhere else, like family or friends. Also, you would not be placed together as a couple with your boyfriend and would be separated. Only families with birth certificates for their children are admitted as a family. Contact the Convenant House at 1-800-999-9999 and see if they have any suggestions.

  250. Hello I’m 19 years old , I’m 36 weeks pregnant now . I have no where to live. Me & my mom are moving from house to house but I don’t have no more homes to jump from what procedures I need to do ? I can’t work ! I don’t have high school diploma , my mom cannot find employment and my baby is due exactly a month away ! I need some advice and what steps on where to go from this point for me my baby and mom

  251. Hello, I have a friend who turned awa from PATH, she has2 childreñ and she has nowhere to go.What do you suggest she do, where can she go

  252. Hello my name is toya I’m 24 years old nd I’m 8 weeks pregnant I’m currently homeless nd have no where to go I was wondering would I be able to go to path for shelter?

    • Toya, you can try PATH. However, there is a shortage of homeless shelters for New Yorkers and PATH will do everything they can to try to place you with a family, friend, etc instead of a shelter. Therefore, when you go to PATH make sure you bring proof showing why you can stay with a relative or friends. Like a letter saying you’ve been kicked out.

      You can also try Convenant House at 1-800-999-9999 and see if they can place you in their young mother’s shelter.
      Best of luck

      • My name is angelica I have 1yr.old baby amlost 2 and we are being evicted from housing I am desperate my family wont help me.I dont know what.else to do and I also get benefifs and etc.I have all my paper works.I dont know what to do.

      • Thank you.ii dont live in New York.I live in worcester mass and have no friends and familly w ho would help.but thank you a lot.because I , only have up to next month to move out of my apartment.

        • Hi Angelica, I see you answered your question. Because you are an out of state resident, PATH NYC would not accept you. Have you tried the homeless services in Massachusetts?

  253. Hello,

    I am a 31 year old mother to a 9 year old son. I moved from from another state due to domestic violence. I currently have a job but live with someone and she is only giving me 2 more weeks to stay. I am not able to afford rent or find a place as I have no where to go. Therefore, my son and I will be homeless. My son is established in school and I am working all in Bklyn. What can you suggest? Please help.

    • Im very sorry to hear. Unfortunately, due to lack of homeless shelters its almost impossible to get admitted to PATH, especially if you do not have a long record of being an NYC resident. If you go to PATH they will ask you for your address history for past two years and contact everyone on the list to see if you can live with them. If you do not provide an address history with contact information, you will be denied.
      Therefore, save yourself the headache and start looking into family or friends that can house you, even if just temporarily.

  254. I have another question we have a partnership pap we got in 161 will that be ok so we can get placed togetherwe r not married but we have anither baby too which is in family because we had problems with acs nwe r fighting to get her back n his name is onher birthcertificate

    • Hi @Madeline, if you have a birth certificate showing he is the father then that will help your case. However, there is a shortage of PATH shelters and so PATH is doing everything it can to find other housing for people. For example, when you go to PATH, they will ask for a list of all the places you have been living in for the past two years. If you do not have this information, you will be denied. If you do provide this information, they will call everyone on the list and ask them if you can stay with them.

      In other words, its very difficult. You can still try PATH but you should be prepared for a difficult time.

  255. Hi my is maddy n i contacted u guys again because i have anothet question me nmy man have a daughter but she doesn’t live wuth us because we r fighting to get her back we have an acs case…w i have her birth certificate n it shows that my man is the father but niw in prpath b placed togethet n we r homeless will we b able to go to path n b placed together…he is the father of this baby too…pkease help us is cold n we r desperate

    • You just have to get a demestic partnership go to the bronx court house its like fourty dollars and they will hsve to place you together cause its like you are married

  256. hi my name is show. i am 28 yrs of age and moved to ohio 5 years ago from oklahoma. i have three small boys ages 9,8 and 6. i am being evicted because my ex husband who is no longer with me was wanted by the police and i got evicted for harboring :( id like to start over with just me and my children. meaning a new state, a job, getting us on our feet. whay can i do to avoide being on the street with them especially during the holidays????

  257. (People always taken housing)path is a piece of shit and they only give 10 days to show proof of where you was staying for the past 2 years and I been returned 19 times ineligible

  258. (People always taken housing)path is a piece of shit and they only give you 10 days to show proof of where you was staying for the past 2 years and I been returned 19 times ineligible…. Any further information about path helter system hit me up @ youngchrisworld@aim.com

  259. Question: I am renting a room from a friend and he wants me out. My wife and child are currently in GA since we were displaced after Sandy, but will be returning to NYC in Dec. I would like to register my daughter in a public school near my job the first week in Dec. Can we come to path? Also my wife must do 20 days jail time for DUI, will she be able to return??

    • You can try to come to PATH, as a family that was displaced by Sandy and is now returning home. But be prepared to have to provide a lot of documentation. In most cases, PATH will allow you to stay in a shelter for 10 days while your case is being assessed for long-term shelter. During these 10 days they will ask you to provide every address that you have lived in for the past two years, records and proof that your home was damaged due to Sandy. They will contact your family and friends to see if you can stay with them and more. If you do not provide all the information you require you will be denied assistance.
      So, it will be very difficult. If you have all your paperwork and information ready, then do try. But if you do not, then you should think about another plan.

  260. me and my 19 year old sister and my daughter are getting evicted from our apartment. will my sister be able to stay with me in a family shelter or will we separated

  261. Just got married to my fiance, then came from ct and moved in with him he lives with his uncle and is a nyc resident. However his uncle wants us out soon! I am 7 months pregnant with my husbands child and have a 3 year old son from a previos relationship. Will we get the help we need in path? I have been from shleter to shelter and house to house in ct and really cant return back .

    • Dear ashbug10, you will not be allowed to enter PATH if you can not show that you both have been living in NYC for atleast five years. There are barely any shelters for NYC residents so PATH does not take anyone coming from out of state or not showing proof of having lived in the city for a while. Can you try some where in Connecticut?

      • My husband was born and raised in nyc and we dont want to be separated hes lived there all this life

        • @ashbug10, if you can not show that you both have resided in NYC the past five years, PATH is not going to take your case. So, its not a matter of whether he was born and raised there. They will ask you to list the past addresses where you have lived the past five years. These must show that you both have lived in NYC.
          Im sorry but this is the reality of what you will face if you go to PATH. It is not easy to be admitted.

  262. Hi I just staying working and I have a 3 month old baby my boyfriend is working also but they are kicking me out the house but the income is to low and we can’t afford to pay much rent what could I do

    • Hi Ana,
      Contact Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless.

      Are you receiving public assistance?

  263. Hi, I’m pregnant and at risk of becoming homeless. My family wants me to abort my baby and says if I keep it I can no longer stay home. Can I get help if I go to a shelter ? If so, what are the conditions like ? I’m really curious. I’m scared I don’t know where to turn or what to do . How can I apply for public assistance ? Should I apply before I go to the shelter ? And about how long will I have to stay there ?

    • Hi Brittany,

      You will have better luck contacting the young mother’s shelter at the Convenant House in NYC. Please call them at 1-800-999-9999 to learn about how to get admitted and other assistance they can provide you.

  264. Hello, i have 4 children. I have a section 8 voucher that expires dec. 6. I been in ny all my life, but decided to move to south carolina last year. It didnt work out, i hadmy voucher ported nack. It took 5 months to get my voucher back. When i came back i was staying with my mom temporarily since march. But now she wants me ant the kids to go. Its her apartment and i cant argue with that and alsi its my 26 year old brother and 19 yearold sister that legally resides with her. I have nowhere else to go. What can i do?

    • Can i go to path?

    • Dear Toni,

      You can try to go to PATH but be prepared for a hard time. They will want you to list all of the addresses where you have been residing for the past five years and they will also call any of your friends and family and ask them if you can stay at their home. In other words, PATH works hard to try to find you placement out of the shelter. If you do not provide them with this information you will be denied assistance. So, try them but know it wont be easy. If PATH is not able to assist you, you can try Contact Coalition for the Homeless. They run a same-day, walk-in help for New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No appointment is necessary. Because they are limited in the daily number of clients they can serve, please arrive at their offices, located at 129 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, before 9am to sign up and receive assistance on a first-come, first serve basis. Please read more info here about it: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless.

  265. My child and I lived in a shelter before being in the Advantage program apartment for 2 year or so. We could not afford the apartment and the landlord raise the rent purposely to market rent so we would leave so, she could sell he building. After going through court my child & I were displaced and right back into the shelter system. I am disabled and so is my child. After the 10 day period I went once more to path to give them more documents I was led to believe that we could stay. I was thrown out because someone from path show up sometime after without notice to our room to get more info from us. I gave them all my documents that I had and I just didn’t understand. They told me to get all my stuff out and go back to path to start all over again. During the time they showed up I was in process of moving stuff I left temporarily at my friend’s parents place so I could take my stuff to my storage. I was unaware of path wanting more info. anyways after leaving the shelter we slept a few days in a car until I could figure things out. We been moving from place to place. Since, I being stay at someone’s home out of state for sometime and I can no longer stay here and NEED to leave by the end of next week. My situation is so complicated I don’t know what to do and am running out of time. I been emailing brokers, owners, people for rooms, applying for apartments and housing for so long now no one wants to rent to us because of our income. I have no where else to turn can someone help us please!!!!

  266. Hi I 19 years I’m on my moms case and I wanted to if I had to go with her to the shelter even if I didn’t want to would it mess up her case please help me

  267. Hello , I am a 20 yr old my daughter is 3 going to be 4 in May the place where we are living now they are selling the house we have no where to go my daughter father is not in her life ! Can I go to path I do have public assistance , and I just got layed off because it was to slow and no work what can I do I have no one

    • You can go to PATH and see if they will take you in. But please note it will not be easy. PATH requires you to list your previous addresses where you lived, going back 5 years. They also ask you to give them a list of relatives and friends. If you do not give them this information, they will deny you services.
      If you do provide them this info, they will call every person on that contact list you have to give them and ask them if you can stay with them.

      In other words, they will do everything in their power to try to find you a place to stay with a relative or friend.
      You can try going to the Central Office in the Bronx and see what they say.

      • Thanks you but I don’t have no one ! No family members the house I lived in before I believe was taking because it was in foreclosure

        • Debbie, if you do not provide the contact information for atleast three family or friends, PATH will not deal with you. Its unfortunate, but its the reality. They need to confirm that someone is “truly in need” by calling all their contacts and seeing why you are not able to stay with them. If you are not able to provide the contact information, they can establish “your need” in their eyes.

          If you cant provide any contact information, you can still go to PATH and give it a try because you know now what to expect. Just make sure to have a back up plan. For example, also contact the mother’s shelter at the Convenant House in NYC. Their number is 1-800-999-9999

  268. I’m 19 and my boyfriend is 28 and we have a domestic partnership. I have a 3 yet old daughter (he’s not her real father)… Imy boyfriend currently became homeless and my parents won’t let him stay with us in her 1 bed room apartment. If I go to path would they be able to help us even tho I’m still on her lease?( she won’t take my name off the lease!)

    • Dear Yanna, sadly your chances are very slim of being admitted to PATH. PATH does not not admit couples that are just in a domestic partnership, unless you can prove that he is the father (which you mentioned he isnt). Also, PATH makes you list the contact information for atleast three family and friends and they call them to see why you cant stay with them. So, if you are able to stay with your mom, they will ask you to just stay with your Mom.

      Sad reality, but there are just no homeless shelters in NYC and they have become even more strict about who they place in their shelters.

    • Hello I’m 28 yrs old with 3 children ages 15months, 5yrs and 8yrs old, I’m expecting my 4th child a boy and I’m being out out by my grandfather whom I’ve resided with since 2010. We are currently all in a studio apartment and when I told him I was expecting again he said I had to go. There is no way he’d allow me to bring another baby in his home due to lack of space. He is also in the process of being evicted for violating his lease by having us all there. I went to path today with my children and told them my situation and they turned me away. The supervisor told me to go back to my grandfathers house and said he had to take me to court and tell the judge he no longer is allowing me to stay with him. I don’t know what to do at this point. My son is due soon and we have nowhere to go. He agreed to let us stay over the weekend but as of Monday we have nowhere to go and path turned me away. Any info on a possible next step
      would really be helpful

      • Very sorry to hear @DC28. This may be a situation a legal aid attorney may be able to assist you with. What county in NYC are you currently residing in with your Uncle?

        • I’m midtown manhattan…

          • Hi @Dc28, have you tried any of these groups?
            1. Housing Court Answers
            2. Legal Aid Society: Homeless Rights Project:

            If not, please contact both programs and see how they can assist. They handle cases such as yours where you have been denied shelter and still have nowhere else to go.
            Please call them and let us know what happens.

  269. I have a rare disease diagnosed a year ago which caused me to have brain surgery and have a shunt put in. I lost my peripheral vision over this a year ago. I am working again and i have 4 children. I was staying at my grandmothers apartment but she has dimentia and i cannot take care of her so shes with my aunt in florida. Now im staying with my mother but she has 3 foster children and we cant stay there. We are overcrowded. Will path be able to assist me even though i am working full time anf my oldest will be leaving to college in january?

  270. Can you help me I’m in dire need of information, and anything could help. I am 19 years old and I am living with my boyfriend and his family. Due to ongoing problems in the household, his mother has demanded we leave. I have nowhere to go and neither does he. His mother said unless we get married by the end of the month weare to be basically thrown to the streets. My mother and I are estranged and have been for almost a year ever since she threw me out of the house last january. I have no other family. I just don’t know what to do… I lost my job last week, I have no proper identification besides my social security card, old pay stubs from my former job and my immunizization record. My birth certificate does not have my legal name, it says “female” where it should say my first name and due to lack of identification I am unable to get it ammended at the vital records office. I am running out of options as well as my mind, please…any kind of information you could provide me with could prove useful. Thank you in advance!

    • You should contact the Homeless Youth Program at the Convenant House in Manhattan: 1-800-999-9999. They are the only program that may be able to help you. But PATH will certainly not accept your case. There is already a shortage of housing for families with young children that are homeless, so they get priority over anyone else.

  271. Rowlette George says:

    Hi my name is Rowlette George I have five kids three are minors 13yrs, 18yrs,15yrs we were leaving with my mom who passed away earlier this year. When my mom died my younger sister inherited everything she had. I was sleeping on the floor by a heater the when my next daughter asked me to come sleep over where she leaves with her boyfriend and mother in law, and my other kids are still in my mom house which now belongs to my sister she will be selling the house by the end of this month so can I go to path with my kids

    • Rowlette, you can go to PATH and see if they will place you in a shelter. However, please note that it will be difficult. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

      If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.

  272. Hello im 21 yrs old and my wife is 20 yrs old and shes 6months pregnant with my son. We are living in her moms apartment for now but she wants us out soon because she wants to live alone with no stress. I lived with my wife and her mother for a month now but before that I used to live in a men shelter. My question is will me and wife be elegible to go to Path.

    • Hello @francis, you can go to PATH and see if they will place you in a shelter. However, please note that it will be difficult. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

      If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.
      They will also require you to submit proof of marriage and a birth certificate for your son. If you do not provide this documentation they will not take your case.

  273. hi my name is janiqua i have a 24 month old son me and my husband who is the father of my child lives with my mother and she is a section 8 holder and im on in from when i was 1 years old but we dont get along at all the apartment is not child proof and its over crowded i moved to virginia for a year at my mother inlaw house but she had no room and we couldn’t stay there any long so we are back with my mother but its not good for my son there’s alot of arguements and fights that go on and i dont want that and he sleeps with me and his dad its not enough space at all and she is kicking us out she called the cops once so we can leave because we can’t help her pay rent with low income jobs and now food to add in the house… i have no where else to go i tried staying at a friends house but her mom lives in a one bed room with her three kids in a small apartment and none of my relatives have room either and the others i dont have numbers for them and haven’t spoke to them in years… Can i get help from path???

    • im 22 and my husband is 26

    • Hello @jaye, you can go to PATH and see if they will place you in a shelter. However, please note that it will be difficult. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

      If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.

      • Thank you and i do have a few numbers but i can’t stay because there’s no space in any ones house. I tried but everyone house is either a one bed room or to crowded and there’s no one else we can go to

        • Im sorry to say @jaye that if you try to go to PATH they will ask you for those telephone numbers and call everyone to make sure you cant stay with them. If everyone reports that you are not able to stay there, then PATH will be able to verify your need for assistance. But still you will have to be prepared to deal with this if you go to PATH

  274. Hello I am 21 I have a four year old and 2 year old twins I have been living with my twins fathers mother for almost two years and she keeps saying she wants me out. And I want to leave her son he is very controlling fighting with me if I don’t do things his way and sometimes psychical abuse occurs. I have nowhere to go my grandma kicked me out from her place that’s why I was here. I don’t know what to do I want to go to the shelter but I don’t know if the will find me eligible.

    • Dear Ellie, in what county do you currently reside?

      • I live in Manhattan NY

        • Hi,

          The first place you may want to try is the Convenant House in NYC. Please call them at 1-800-999-9999 to learn about how to get admitted and other assistance they can provide you.
          If you have already tried them, let me know.

          • i tried when i was 19 cause the path told me they couldnt help me til I was 21.the covenant house is not a clean place the blankets they gave me were dirty so was the room and we had to share a bathroom.The bathroom had the other girls clothes towels dirty bottles in it.

  275. Why was my comment deleted ? I really need help.

  276. Need help as soon as possible.

  277. Hi me and my husband and my family are currently placed in a shelter by path I have 6 kids one newborn only 4 weeks old last night someone decided to shoot threw our window for no reason at all we are scared dont feel safe at all what can we do we called the cops and they didnt give us a police report they said they will put in a complaint on top of this like I said I have a newborn and there are giant rats in the unit and u know rats draw to newborns. Also there is a shortage I in the light switches in the livingroom and bathroom you have to play with the switch to turn it on which can be a fire hazard im scared we will wake up to an electrical fire but most of all the fact that people fell like shooting threw someones window’s is a game makes no sense plus during my pregnancy they would wait until my husband leaves for work and kick my unit door open we never had problems with anyone my kids are expressing to me that they are scared please help my family what steps should we take to be placed in safe conditions before something tragic happens to my family

  278. Hi me and my husband were just married friday I just moved in on saturday with him and his grandparents before that I was renting a small room for me and my 1yr old daughter to any event now his grandparents do not want us there because the grandmother has dementia and new people in the house is making her angry and her husband feels its best if we leave now because its not healthy for my daughter nlr isnit safe this woman lashes out nasty verbal comments and curses sometimes throws things my husband has lived with them all his life but now we have to be out this coming friday I dont have any documentation that I live there except that address is on my marriage certificate with mine and his name on it we want help fast he works in queens and I recently lost my job will path help us we cannot afford to be found ineligible we honestly have no where else to turn to.

    • Are you currently in NYC @marie? Please note, it is almost impossible to be placed at PATH. They have gotten very strict about who they help due to the lack of housing.

      • Yes I’am in nyc my husband and I were both born here

        • @marie @jaye, you can go to PATH and see if they will place you in a shelter. However, please note that it will be difficult. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

          If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.

  279. Hi, my name is Yvette and I’m 30 yrs old. I have two daughters, ages 11 and 3. I also have a disease in my leg called lymphedema. I have been loving with my grandfather for the past 5-6 years but he recently passed away in September. He resided in nycha and we will be getting evicted soon as soon as we produce the death certificate because no one else was on the lease. I have no other family members and no friends that I would be able to live with either. Would path be the right choice for me as I simply have no other place to go? My disease makes it very hard to walk as my leg is triple in size. I am also wondering about their procedures, where would I be placed? Do I have a choice in boroughs? I am very concerned because my kids go to school in lower manhattan. Please, any information would be great fully appreciated. Thanks in advance

    • @Yvette, if you have nowhere else to go you can try to go to the PATH central intake office in the bronx and see if they will take your case. But please be prepared that there is very little shelter and housing available (therefore, you cant have your choice of borough). PATH will also require you to submit proof of homelessness. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

      If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.

      So, if you are prepared to face this and can have all the information they require, please try and let us know what they tell you.
      Best of luck

  280. Go my name is Anna I was evicted with my mother because she was sick and in able to pay I take care of her and I am 22 will we qualify for a family shelter or a tear two?i also have a bad drug absuse habbit and will be attending a program in two days and I want to kno if we will b able to stay together scince I will be on a program

    • @Anna f you have nowhere else to go you can try to go to the PATH central intake office in the bronx and see if they will take your case. But please be prepared that there is very little shelter and housing available (therefore, you cant have your choice of borough). PATH will also require you to submit proof of homelessness. PATH requires you to list atleast three different family or friend contacts and to list your last few addresses were you lived. If you do not give them this information they will deny you. If you do give them this information, they will go and call each of your contacts and see if they can take you and your family. In otherwords, PATH will work hard to try to get you placed with a family or friend.

      If after doing this, they cant find anyone that will take you they may consider placing you in one of their shelters. I am telling you this, so that you know what to expect. If you feel that you can provide them this info and that you absolutely have no where else to go, then please go to PATH. Let us know what they tell you.

      So, if you are prepared to face this and can have all the information they require, please try and let us know what they tell you.
      Best of luck

  281. Hi I have feps and my apartment tested positive for lead I have 4 children under the age of 15 what can I do to move with my feps or do I have to go to the shelter for help for this is a very dangerous condition for my children and their health

  282. Hey just want to ask if you have family in Florida that you could stay with would you pay a ticket for the you to go out there to stay and do you have any programs

  283. I am 28yrs old with three children,my husband and i have been living in ny for over ten years.in june,2013 we relocated to Springfield Ohio,we obtained a house for 600.00 dollars a month we have been living here for seven months.Beginning January 3,2014 we will be evicted my husband is no longer employed.We have no family to stay with.we left a a shelter in the bronx before we got here.we always lived in ny we only been here in ohio for seven months.Is it possible to go to path for placement once we recieve our eviction notice

    • Hi Brenda, sorry to say it will be very difficult for you to find placement in PATH coming from out of state and even if you lived in NY for 10 years. PATH is very strict about this because they are struggling to even find housing for NYC residents that are currently in NYC. Former residents coming from out of state will either be denied or have to wait a very long time to receive assistance. Very sorry. Please call 3-1-1 in NYC and see if there are other services that may be available to you.

  284. Jorge Yanez says:

    Hi, im a single fathet, n i am homeless, I’m afraid to go to path and say im homelesd with my son, would the city take him ftom me? Or tell me to take him to his mom.. I been a single father for teo yrs.. What are my options?

  285. Please I need help !
    I am 19 years old I have a 1 year old daughter I’m a single parent .. I am employed and make about 250 every week .. I am current house hoping with my daughter .. My mom and I do not get along at all she doesn’t even want me staying in her house and I honestly don’t WANa be there I don’t want my daughter being in the kind of environment .. I am on her lease and she’s getting food stamps for me and my daughter ..I need help ASAP I’ve been tempted to go to Path shelter but I’m scared I’m going to be denied please help

  286. Hi, im 29 years old and have 2 kids age 3 and 7.my son has adhd n my daughter has chronic asthma, im currently unemploymed, but my son receives ssi…I was renting a room in brooklyn ny area for 4 years..until a new landlord bought the building.everybody evicted because they couldnt afford to pay rent.now the person that I was renting me a room left the building and I have one week to leave the building.i have no family here but my kids..I have no where to go ..can I go to path?

    • Hi Mary, you can try to see if PATH will admit you, just be aware of the challenges that you will face when you get there. PATH doesnt have any shelter for everyone, so they are very strict about who they admit to long term housing. When you go to PATH you may be admitted for 10 days while they evaluate your case. During these 10 days they will ask you to provide the contact information for friends and families and addresses where you have lived in the past. If you do not give them this information, you will be denied flat out. If you give this info to them, they will contact these family and friends and ask them if you can stay with them. Only if these family and friends say that you can not live with them, will PATH them look into finding you long-term housing. If you have no other options, then please try PATH just be prepared that it will be difficult.

  287. Hi. My name is Janae. I’m 23 years old. I have 1 son. His name is Kalik Jr. He’s 1 years old. I’m a single parent. I live in Queens. With my mother, 2 sisters and a nephew. And we all don’t get along at all. I’m really tired of them yelling at me when I don’t do right. I really can’t stand this place. I wouldn’t like to have my child in this kind of environment. I’m scared to go to PATH. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US. I’m scared for myself and my child.

  288. Hello!! My name is Kay!! I’m in a mental & verbally abuse marriage I have two sons before marriage. My sons and I are on the lease but my husband is disable and he’s head of house hold. I live in NYC. I have no where to go & financially unstable & have falling into a deep depression. I need help!! I’ve been through PATH, yrs ago and it wasn’t a good experience! Do I have any other options other then PATH?

    • Dear Kay, you should try the New York City Bar Legal Hotline at: 212-626-7373, you can read about them here: http://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/legal-referral-service
      They may be able to suggest other programs. However, please note that there is a real major shortage of homeless shelters for families in NYC. So the help available is limited. Please keep us posted.

    • Greetings. My name is Dj and i have a friend with a big problem. After reading this blog, was wondering if you could give me some advise for her. She’s 17 years old and is pregnant with her first baby. Shes only a month or so. Her mom doesnt want her in her apt which also happens to be very small and overly crowded anyways. She wants to go in a shelter with her boyfriend (22 years old) cause she truly doesnt have another choice but i don’t know what to tell her cause she’s young not married or anything. What can she do? Im not in a position to help them cause i don’t have space not even for my own. Thanks in advance for the attention you may have given to this message.

      • Hi dj, has she tried Convenant House in NYC? If not, please have her call them. They have a program for homeless pregnant teens. There phone number is: 1-800-999-9999. Keep us posted

  289. Hola mi nombre es Milly vivo en el bronx , tengo un niño de 3 anos con varias condiciones medica y operaciones el sufre de asthmas severa y tambien tiene autismo, hace tres semana perdi mi trabajo, vivo con mi mama pero el problema es que yo no me llevo bien con ella, y ademas no hay espacio para yo esta con mi hijo , y ella me acaba de dar tres semana para salir de su casa, y no se que hacer

    • Mildred, usted puede calificar para PATH, pero tenga en cuenta que es muy difícil ser colocado en uno de sus refugios. Por favor, visite: AyudaLegalNY.org y haga clic en el botón “Ayuda en Vivo” para charlar con uno de nosotros que pueden ayudar a proporcionarle información.

  290. I have two young daughters and no place to go there’s verbal abuse in my home, what should I do

  291. I hve a three yr old with autisim and a one yr old who is fine. We currently r living with my mother in her public housin apartment. Im currently sleeping in the livin room with my kids due to the fact that my sister occupies and room nd my brother and his girlfriend occupies another and my mom another. My children have no space to play and my son needs space. My kids conatantly fight and my brother and i fight. i wanted to know if i would b eligible for staying at a shelter until i get my apartment. My son attends a school in queens and i really dont want to change his school cause its a private school for children who have autisim. Can some one plz help me figure out what i can do and if the shelter is a right choice. My mother didnt want me here because its too crowded.

  292. rosa jimenez says:

    hola me llamo.rosa, quisiera.que me ayudara,
    tengo 6 meses de embarazo y tengo una niña.de 3años, vivimos en un cuarto el cual ya me tengo q ir en 2semanas x.la.razon que no puedo pagar el cuarto.xq ya me pararon d trab. y necesito un lugar para que tant mi hija como mi bebe que viene de camino esten seguro..

    • Hola Rosa,

      Estoy muy apesadumbrado de oír. Por favor, contacte nos sobre our servicio, Ayuda en Vivo. Clic aqui para para hablar con alguien en privado

  293. Christina says:

    Hello my name is Christina I’m 23 and 6 months pregnant me and my boyfriend have to leave where we are at because the woman is getting evicted herself. I would like to know if we can go into a shelter in NY together even though we are not married we are in Florida with her and will have to go back to NY and he will lose his job so we will have to start over again also i would like to know what is needed specifically so we don’t get denied when we go

    • Christina, because you are coming from out of state, you will have an almost impossible chance of going into an NYC shelter. There are not enough shelters for NYC families, so they are unlikely to house people from out of state. You are better off searching for shelter in Florida.

  294. Telliiee says:

    I am 21 and currently employed. The place that I am staying at now doesn’t have anymore room for my 1 year old daughter and I and I don’t have anywhere else to go. I’m not making enough money to live on my own, I really need help. I’m afraid that if I go into a shelter that will be at risk of losing my job but I really don’t want my daughter and I to be on the streets PLEASE HELP !!

  295. Stephanie says:

    Hello i need an honest answer or some type of solution to my problem. Im 19 years old soon to be 20 with a one year old son. Currently for the past 6 years ive been in and out my moms old apartment ( she recently died 4 years ago, which led it to my oldest sister to take over) ever since she gained custody of this home ive been kicked in and out of this apartment even after the birth of my son. Yes the apartment is big enough its a three bedroom but im not allowed in the living room or to hardly cook in the kitchen which leaves me to stay in my room with my child. Recently this year she stopped food shopping because she claimed her fs case had been closed which leaves me to constantly buy food for me and my child off my part time job at mc donalds to make it through the week with. Not only does she not interact with me in any form she makes me pay her money monthly towards her rent which she currently is already getting assistance with. She also has alot of physical problems with people around our home and neighborhood which leaves me fearful for me and my son because they know we’re related to her. I cant take another week, month, or year in this place. Its exhausting getting kicked out or threaten every few days or weeks to be put out with no where to go. I try my dads once in a while but the landlord will not allow me my child and my other sister who currently lives with him to live in his one bedroom more like studio apartment. I just need to know if i leave or get kicked out with my son will path help me with shelter or anything. Cause i cannot continue to live and raise my child in this unsafe and unhealthy home. Please someone help!

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Im sorry to hear of your situation. I would definitely try three places as soon as you can and see which is able to help you:
      1. PATH – you can try PATH but be prepared to have to prove your need. This means your sister would have to write a letter saying that you and your son are not able to stay with her.
      2. Also try the Convenant House in NYC. You can call them at 1-800-999-9999. They run a program for mother’s with children.
      3. Coalition for the Homeless. Here is a link to other programs they run: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/are-you-homeless

      Please keep us posted.

  296. Hi. I have a 6 week old newborn and currently stay with my mom and brother in a housing apartment. I am on the lease. Its a small two bedroom. Me my brother and my daughter now share this room that is really made for one person. Not only that, we are confined to the room because my mom has the rest of the house packed out with stuff and only seeing it in person or pictures will do it justice. But I feel it’s not a healthy place for my Child and I to stay. I went to path while pregnant and was turned away because they said I can stay with my mom. When they really don’t know the half of it. I’m not trying to make the shelter a home I just need a place to care for my daughter while I work to get us an apartment. I really need help.

    • Hi,
      Im very sorry to hear. Please try the Convenant House in NYC. You can call them at 1-800-999-9999. They run a program for mother’s with children.
      Let me know what they tell you.

      • Thank you I’m going to call but I had seen that was recommended to other people that have post so I had went a head and looked it up. It says the covenant house has an age limit and I am 23….

  297. I’m 27 year old woman I work at h&m in Harlem I have a one year old I’m homeless I fled Charlotte nc in fear of my child’s father and I have no where to go I’m scared to go back south because I know he will find me

  298. H there, here is my situation and any advice will be much appreciate. Im 31, 9 weeks pregnant (this would be my first child), Im single and I pay rent for a room; $700 a month. I been having complications with my pregnancy and im not working anymore. Now I find myself with no money to pay rent, and im gonna have to move soon. I don’t have any family here in the USA, my boyfriend said that he is not going to be able to help me so basically im alone. I really don’t know what to do and just to put it out there I am an “AlienR