Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing, or lack "fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Every day, new resources are added to Disability.gov’s 10 main subject areas: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation. You’ll find information on topics such as Social Security disability benefits, job accommodations for employees with disabilities, accessible housing, and organizations in your state that can help you find a job or live independently.
Please keep in mind that Disability.gov is an “information and referral” website, which means almost every time you select a resource, you will go to another website. For example, a resource about Social Security disability benefits may direct you to Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov). Disability.gov is not responsible for the maintenance, accuracy or accessibility of information on these websites.
This issue brief details the array of housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. Designed well, housing options can support the development of permanent relationships with caring adults and provide opportunities for acquiring life skills, advanced education, and employment opportunities. Effective housing options can also provide important incentives for young people to choose to remain in care.
This article provides information and guidance on homebuyers rights, mortgages, refinancing, and loans, and lists resources and programs available to the homebuyers with disabilities. It is also provides tips on how to recognize property lenders to be cautious with.
This document contains questions and answers and a brief overview of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Family Unification Program (FUP).
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Callers can speak with the Hotline in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages using a 24-hour tele-interpreting service. When you call the Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, you can expect a specially trained and experienced Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate who will speak with you about your needs, your options, and the resources we have available to help. The National Hotline is operated by Polaris.
Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the Hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).
NYHousingSearch.Gov is a free public services provided by the NYS Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).
The fast, easy-to-use, free search lets people look for rental housing using a wide variety of criteria and special mapping features. Housing listings display detailed information about each unit. The service also provides links to housing resources and helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and information about renter rights and responsibilities.
Youth and young adults who are living on the streets or who do not have consistent, stable housing are highly vulnerable. Homelessness is not just a problem in cities; young people in suburban and rural communities also face homelessness. They are often trying to escape neglect, abuse, conflict in their homes, forced work, sexual exploitation, and intolerance of their sexual gender/identity.
The Runaway and Homeless Youth Advisory Committee, comprised of community and state agency representatives, advises OCFS on matters pertaining to the administration of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
There are several types of RHY facilities: runaway and homeless youth crisis service programs, interim family homes, and Transitional Independent Living Programs-group residence or supported residence.
The B-HOME interactive resource tools have been created to help Schenectady area residents find resources located in and around the Capital District. The resources are organized and maintained by the Schenectady County Center for Juvenile Justice. The purpose is to give Schenectady area residents one location where they can locate main different services and agencies within Schenectady County and nearby areas. There are four options to explore:
This website and hotline provides information on how to apply for temporary and emergency assistance for many programs provided by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). Programs include, but are not limited to: