Partnerships‎ > ‎

HRA Partnership

For immediate help, emergency services available through HRA!

Map Legend
Community Schools

Single Stop Locations

 HRA Sites

ActionNYC Clinics 

What is the Human Resources Administration?

The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) provides emergency supports dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality. For emergency access to food and shelter, we recommend you refer families to one of the HRA locations closest to you in the map above. 

You can find a full list of additional services available through HRA here

What emergency services are available?


SNAP benefits can be available within five (5) days if you are eligible for expedited processing. Call 311 or find a SNAP location in the map above. 

There are also 500 food pantries and community kitchens throughout New York City where anyone can get nutritious food or a well-balanced hot meal. For a location near you, use this special map or call the NYC Emergency FoodLine at 1-866-888-8777. 

For lots of other general information regarding HRA's emergency food programs, please visit their website.

Cash Assistance ("One Shot")

NYC residents may apply for an emergency assistance grant to receive temporary cash assistance. Once qualified, emergency grants may include assistance with rent, home energy and utility bills, moving expenses, purchasing health and safety items. 

To help a student or family apply, direct them a cash assistance site site nearest to your school by using the map above. A list of eligibility requirements is available by calling HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.

For lots of other general information regarding HRA's cash assistance programs, please visit their website


If a student or family needs assistance to pay rent or is facing immediate eviction, find the nearest site in the map above. There they can receive emergency cash, as well as be connected to Homebase, a community-based program that specifically assists those at risk of eviction.  

If a student or family member is a victim of domestic violence, the Office of Domestic Violence (ODV) has 1 emergency shelter,  as well as 43 emergency residential programs. For the safety of those seeking shelter, locations are not made public.  For inquiries about shelter locations as well as immediate help, call the NYC 24-hr hotline at 800-621-4673. 

For lots of other general information regarding HRA's emergency housing help, please visit their website