Albany, NY Homeless Shelters

Albany, NY list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Albany, NY below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

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Homeless Shelters In Albany, NY

South Ferry House Shelter

35 South Ferry Street
Albany, NY - 12202
(518) 888-7115
30 bed shelter

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Waldorf Residence Single Room Occupancy

29 Maiden La
Albany, NY - 12207
SRO - Single Room Occupancy not free.

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Catholic Charities Of Diocese Of Albany

43 North Main Ave
Albany, NY - 12203
(518) 459-0183
Provides emergency and low-cost housing and supportive services for individuals and families

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Depaul Residence Single Room Occupancy Apartments

504 Central Ave
Albany, NY - 12206
SRO - Single Room Occupancy not free.

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Depaul Residence Too Single Room Occupancy

35 North Main Ave
Albany, NY - 12203
Single Room Occupancy, not free

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Sheridan House Shelter

176 Sheridan Avenue
Albany, NY - 12210
(518) 434-8021
provides shelter for single men and women over the age of 18.

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Mercy House Men's Shelter

12 St Joseph's Terrace
Albany, NY - 12210
(518) 650-2596
shelter for men

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Albany County Department Of Mental Health

175 Green Street
Albany, NY - 12202
(518) 447-7300

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Marillac Family Shelter

195 Washington Avenue Ext.
Albany, NY -
(518) 869-1960

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St. Charles Lwanga Center For Men

115 Grand Street
Albany, NY - 12202
(518) 465-4973
19 bed emergency shelter for men.

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Sheridan Hollow Drop In Center

26 South Swan Street
Albany, NY - 12210
(518) 694-8899
Daytime drop in center for chronically homeless

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Capital City Rescue Mission

259 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY - 12201
Emergency shelter and meals.

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Peter Young Housing Industries And Treatment

PO Box 1338
Albany, NY - 12201
Halfway Housing, Transitional housing, substance abuse assistance.

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Supportive Housing Network Of Ny

146 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY - 12210
supportive housing

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Albany Housing Authority Ny

200 South Pearl St.
Albany, NY - 12202
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Section 8 Housing, Public Housing

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Albany Housing Coalition Albany

278 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY - 12210

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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HUD Apartments Albany, NY

Albany, NY HUD Apartments

Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

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Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.