Monroe County, NY Homeless Shelters
Monroe 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 Monroe, 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. 


RAIHN - Emergency Shelter - Day Shelter

142 Webster Avenue
Rochester, NY - 14609
585-506-9050
Day shelter, emergency shelter.

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Volunteers of America - Temporary Housing Shelter

175 Ward Street
Rochester, NY - 14605
(585) 454-1151
Family Emergency Shelter and Housing

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Hope House For Women Salvation Army Rochester

100 West Ave.
Rochester, NY - 14611
(585) 987-9500
Hope House, serving homeless women and their young children.

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YWCA Housing For Women Rochester

175 N. Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY - 14604
(585) 546-5820
Transitional housing for women and families.

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Salvation Army, Adult Rehab Center - Rochester

745 West Avenue
Rochester, NY - 14611
(585) 235-0020
Free six month residential drug rehabilitation program.

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Open Door Mission - Emergency Shelter (for Men)

210 West Main Street
Rochester, NY - 14608
585-454-6696
Emergency shelter for men.

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His Way House - Transitional Housing

706 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, NY - 14602
585-338-9290
Transitional Housing for men coming out of jail or prison or homeless. 1 year commitment.

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Pathway Houses - Supportive Housing For Men

55 Troup St, Suite 208
Rochester, NY - 14608
585-232-4674
Supportive living for men in recovery. Jail and prison visitation. Substance abuse assistance.

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Recovery Houses of Rochester (RHR) - For Veterans

459 South Avenue
Rochester, NY - 14620
585-546-1081
Transitional housing for veterans

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Salvation Army Project Redirect

300 East Main Street
Rochester, NY - 14604
(585) 987-9500
Program criteria Homeless person living in shelter, or a homeless veteran.

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Salvation Army, Booth Haven

70 Liberty Pole Way
Rochester, NY - 14604
585-987-9540
Emergency housing for homeless men.

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Homeless and Housing Rochester

547 Joseph Ave
Rochester, NY - 14605
(585) 423-9590
Homeless and housing assistance

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Rochester Housing Authority Ny Rochester

675 West Main Street
Rochester, NY - 14611
(585)697-3602
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Urban League Of Rochester Economic Development Corporation Rochester

265 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY - 14605
(212)558-5300
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Rural Opportunities, Inc. Rochester

400 East Ave
Rochester, NY - 14607

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Housing Council In The Monroe Area Inc Rochester

75 College Ave 4 Th Floor
Rochester, NY - 14607
585-546-3700
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Rochester Home Opportunities Rochester

700 W Main St
Rochester, NY - 14611
(585)325-2080
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Presbyterian Residence Center Corporation Rochester

1570 East Avenue
Rochester, NY - 14610
585-442-6450
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. Rochester

459 South Ave
Rochester, NY - 14620
(716)546-1081
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Montgomery Neighborhood Center Inc Rochester

10 Cady St
Rochester, NY - 14608
585-436-3090
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Lutheran Ministry Inc Rochester

942 Joseph Ave
Rochester, NY - 14621
585-338-2420
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Pledge America Inc Penfield

1992 Fairport Nine Mile Pt Rd
Penfield, NY - 14526

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation Rochester

935 East Ave Suite 300
Rochester, NY - 14607
585-461-4263
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Housing Council In Monroe County, Incorporate Rochester

75 College Avenue, Suite 412
Rochester, NY - 14607
585-546-3700-30
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Marketview Heights Association, Inc. Rochester

308 North Street
Rochester, NY - 14605
585-423-1540-14
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Neighborworks Rochester Rochester

570 South Ave
Rochester, NY - 14620
585-325-4170-33
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Pathstone (formerly Rural Opportunities, Inc.) Rochester

400 East Ave
Rochester, NY - 14607
585-546-7180
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Providence Housing Development Corporation Rochester

1136 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY - 14624
585-328-3228-13
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Open Door Mission - Christian Life Residency Program

156 Plymouth Avenue North
Rochester, NY - 14608
585-454-6696

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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.