Homebase Homelessness Prevention


161-10 Jamaica Avenue, 5th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel. (718) 674-1000
Dr. Elizabeth Lutas Center
3060 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Tel. (929) 234-3036

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Homebase program in partnership with the NYC Department of Homeless Services provides assistance in Queens to prevent you and your family from becoming homeless.
Who we work with:

  • Community: Families and individuals in the community: identification, assessment and resolution of pre-shelter housing crises.
  • Aftercare: Housing support services to families who have moved from shelter into their own apartment in Queens County.

Initial eligibility criteria:

  • A household with children: income must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and the family have a pending, open or sanctioned public benefit such as public assistance, Medicaid or food stamps
  • A household with adults (no children): income at or below 30% of the Area Medium Income
  • Risk of homelessness from overcrowding, discord, substandard housing, and eviction
  • Additional eligibility requirements are reviewed during an assessment

Services offered to eligible clients:

  • Case management
  • Short-term financial assistance
  • Advocacy and assistance applying for public benefits
  • Employment counseling
  • Landlord mediation
  • Money management and counseling on debt and credit issues

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