Broome, Chenango, and Tioga transitional housing.

Families struggling with paying their rent and facing homelessness in Broome, Tioga or Chenango County can explore short term shelters and transitional housing programs. Several resources are offered for those facing imminent eviction as well as residents that are currently homeless. Housing, case management, food, and social services are administered.

Each of these programs is intended to be short term, so participants need to commit to certain activities such as career counseling and job search programs. So families can stay in a Binghamton or Broome County transitional apartment or low income unit while they participate in those other activities.

The non-profits can also provide referrals or help individuals and families sign up for government aid. This can include section 8 vouchers, public housing, or even other programs such as free meals. Hundreds of members from the community benefits from these programs every year.

The regional Salvation Army
Offers shelter, housing, and rehabilitation services. Clients can receive a room, food, weekly stipend, and more. Referrals are often needed to access the Salvation Army housing programs.

Chenango Crime Victims & Domestic Violence Program
3 O'Hara Dr
Norwich, New York 13815-2000
Telephone - 607-336-1101
Services are offered to victims of crime and victims of domestic violence, including women and children. Families can receive crisis and short-term counseling, transitional housing, information, and referrals to appropriate non-profit agencies. Other forms of support and advocacy are available as well.

Fairview Community Residence
Main address is 5 Merrick St.
Binghamton, NY 13904-1109
Dial 607-722-8987
Assistance is for males with alcohol and/or chemical dependency. In addition to the residence, receive vocational needs/goals/employment assistance and work on getting other goals established during residence.




Supportive Living of Fairview
5 Merrick St
Binghamton, New York 13904-1109
Call 607-722-8987 ext 233
Provides safe and affordable housing options. Apartments are offered as well as case management, educational/vocational activities and/or volunteer activity.

Men's HUD Supportive Living Program
5 Merrick St
Binghamton, New York 13904-1109
607-722-8987 ext 233
Transitional housing is offered for homeless. The housing is located in the greater Binghamton area.

Merrick Community Residence
3 Merrick St.
Binghamton, New York  13904-1109
607-722-8987 ext 232
Runs a community residence for adult females.

Emmaus House
Elmira, New York 14903
Dial the center at (607)796-6961

Open Door Mission Men's Homeless & Transitional Shelter
425 Upper North Ave
Owego, New York 13827-1199
Call 607-687-1121 for intake.
People leaving a homeless shelter may enroll into this transitional housing program. The non-profit provides a room, furnishing, bed, free food, medical care and other transitional assistance. Most candidates can stay in the home until they have the necessary finances to be self-supporting and pay the rent on their own.

Shelter Plus Care Program
5 Merrick St
Binghamton, New York 13904
Temporary housing and other supportive services are available.

Teen Transitional Living (TTLP) of Broome County
Address is 86-88 Walnut St.
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-584-7800 ext 490
Housing and other aid is offered for homeless or runaways, including pregnant and/or parenting teens and single moms. During the stay, access other assistance programs including health care, nutrition, money management, and credit repair.
A second location is at 290 Front St, Binghamton, New York 13905-2463, 607-723-1804.





Whitney Place - Rescue Mission Residential Housing Program
56 Whitney Ave
Binghamton, NY 13901
Telephone: 607-201-1030
This will be a mid term to permanent housing facility for formerly homeless residents. Meals, clothing, basic needs, job training, and more is offered.

Young Women's Residential Achievement Program (YWRAP)
80 Hawley St
Binghamton, New York 13901-0340
Call 607-772-0340
Transitional housing program for women and their children. Other services include intensive case management, basic living needs, daily living skills, and supportive counseling. Clients can also get free information and referral to charities and programs in the area, including in Chenango County. This is also housing for those that are disabled.

Volunteers of America Homeless Shelter
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 772-1156




Opportunities for Otsego - Emergency Housing Shelter
Locations - 10-20 Depew
Oneonta, New York 13820
This is a short term, emergency shelter and off-site lodging. Assistance is for at-risk and homeless households. Access case management and locate affordable homes or apartments. Get information on financial assistance programs as well for deposits or section 8 vouchers.

Broome County Emergency Assistance
Dial 778-2599 or 778-2504.
The county may have grants and funds for a number of needs. This can include money for moving expenses, rent, home maintenance during illness, shelter, eviction prevention and utility-shut-off, etc. This is a program of last resort.


By Jon McNamara

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