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Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation

120 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016

Class of Housing: rent'subsidy programs, housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, Mental health supportive housing, , supportive housing for individuals wiht substance abuse issues

General Information:

More than 50,000 fellow New Yorkers slept in city homeless shelters and on the streets last night. These numbers are huge and appalling. According to statistics, there has been a 73% increase in homelessness in the past 10 years. Grand Central Neighborhood is part of the solution, but we can’t do it alone.

GCNSSC provides emergency shelter, day shelter, transitional housing and affordable permanent housing.
The Drop-In Center is open 24-hours a day for single men and women.

There are many housing program options available:
- Rent-subsidy programs
- General supportive housing
- Housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS
- Treatment-focused supportive housing for individuals with substance abuse issues
- Homeward Bound referrals
- Mental health supportive housing


For more information contact the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation or visit the VolunteerNYC.org website.

Website: http://www.grandcentralneighborhood.org

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Helpful Definitions For Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation:

Transitional housing is affordable 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 towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

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. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. 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.

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.

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.

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