Erie County, NY Homeless Shelters
Erie County, 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 Erie, 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. 


Buffalo City Mission - Cornerstone Manor (for Women And Children)

150 E. North Street
Buffalo, NY - 14203
(716) 852-0761
Women and Children’s Shelter

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Saving Grace Ministries Williamsville

P.o. Box 1013
Williamsville, NY - 14231
(716) 893-1840
providing transition from prison back in to society.

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Rental Assistance Corporation Of Buffalo

470 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY - 14202
716-882-0063
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Lazarus House

​325 Walden Avenue
Buffalo, NY - 14211

sober living home for men.

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Little Portion Friary - Emergency Shelter

1305 Main Street
Buffalo, NY - 14209
716-882-5705
Temporary Shelter for Homeless Men and Women

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Harbor House Drop-in Center (for Mentally Ill)

241 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY - 14203
(716) 842-4184
Night time drop in center and services. Must be 18 years or older and have a psychiatric diagnosis and be homeless or at serious risk of homelessness.

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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Supportive Living

460 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY - 14202
(716) 855-0163
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

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Ivy House Community Residence

2025 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY - 14212
(716) 892-7401
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house for men.

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Lackawanna Housing Authority Lackawanna

135 Odell St.
Lackawanna, NY - 14218
(716) 823-2551
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Buffalo

300 Perry St.
Buffalo, NY - 14204
(716)855-6711
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition Buffalo

25 W Utica St
Buffalo, NY - 14209

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition, Inc. Buffalo

25 W Utica St
Buffalo, NY - 14209

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. Buffalo

700 Main St
Buffalo, NY - 14202
(716)854-1400
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Episcopal Community Housing Inc Williamsville

705 Renaissance Drive
Williamsville, NY - 14221
716-929-5800
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Technology Resource Center Ctrc Inc Buffalo

Po Box 1082
Buffalo, NY - 14240
(716)831-3299
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Homefront Inc Buffalo

560 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY - 14202

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Buffalo Urban League, Inc. Buffalo

15 E Genesee St
Buffalo, NY - 14203
(716)250-2400
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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The Evergreen Foundation Buffalo

206 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY - 14201
(716)847-0340
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Western New York Law Center, Inc. Buffalo

295 Main St
Buffalo, NY - 14203
(716)855-0203
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Buffalo Federation Of Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Buffalo

97 Lemon St
Buffalo, NY - 14204
(716)856-0363
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Kensington-bailey Area Planning Committee Inc Buffalo

608 Central Park Station
Buffalo, NY - 14215
716-835-3900
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Christmas In April Of Greater Buffalo Buffalo

535 Washington St
Buffalo, NY - 14203

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Family Justice Center Of Erie County, Inc. Buffalo

237 Main St
Buffalo, NY - 14203

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Morlock Foundation Inc Buffalo

512 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY - 14202

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Buffalo Urban League, Inc. Buffalo

15 East Genesee St
Buffalo, NY - 14203
716-250-2400
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Homefront, Inc. Buffalo

560 Delaware Avenue, Suite 101
Buffalo, NY - 14202
716-856-2952
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Buffalo City Mission - Men's Center (for Men)

100 E. Tupper Street
Buffalo, NY - 14203
716-854-8181

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Compass House - Compass House Emergency Shelter (for Ages 12 To 17)

370 Linwood Ave,
Buffalo, NY - 14209
716-884-3066

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Gay And Lesbian Youth Services - Drop-in Center (for Ages 14 To 21)

371 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY - 14202
716-855-0221

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The Franciscan Center

1910 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY - 14210
716-822-8017
life skills center

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The Franciscan Center - Transitional Shelter (for Ages 16 To 20)

1910 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY - 14210
716-822-8017

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Restoration Society - Supportive Housing Program (for The Mentally Ill And Chemically Dependent)

130 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY - 14203
716-842-4184

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Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter

960 Main Street
Buffalo, NY - 14202
716-888-6203

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Community Services For The Developmentally Disabled - Individual Residential Alternatives Ira

1179 Kenmore Avenue
Kenmore, NY - 14217
716-877-1111 ex

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Community Services For The Developmentally Disabled - Emergency Shelters

1179 Kenmore Avenue
Kenmore, NY - 14217
716-877-1111 ex

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Community Services For The Developmentally Disabled - Project S.a.f.e.

1179 Kenmore Avenue
Kenmore, NY - 14217
716-877-1111 ex

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Community Services For The Developmentally Disabled - Rental Housing (for Disabled And Non-disabled)

1845 Kenmore Avenue
Kenmore, NY - 14217
716-447-9999 ex

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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 than 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. 



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. ShelterListings.org 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 are low cost housing and 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 ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, 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.