HOUSING AND HOMELESS PREVENTION
Shelter placements and assistance with emergency housing needs are provided at the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the auspices of the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD).
Eligible individuals and families can, on an emergency,
temporary basis be assisted with shelter and other items
of need to help them meet their emergency and move as
quickly as possible to a stable self-sufficient role
in the community.
If a family or individual is threatened
with eviction or foreclosure, assistance may be available
to save the current housing. These programs are: Emergency
Assistance to Families, Emergency
Assistance to Adults and Emergency
Safety Net Assistance. These programs were
designed to meet one-time non-recurrent emergency situations.
These benefits do have specific
eligibility requirements, and each case receives the
attention of a worker with specialized knowledge in
this area. Applications
for eligibility should be made as soon as the potential problem becomes
Following approval of eligibility by DSS, OHCD will proceed with providing for emergency housing assistance.
York State (OTDA) Homeless Services