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Queens rental assistance.

Get emergency financial assistance for rent, income subsidized housing, security deposit and housing assistance in Queens New York. Find government resources, churches and charities that provide short or long term rental assistance, free grants, funds for security deposits, legal aid and eviction prevention services.

The organizations, including government agencies in Queens and NYC to call for help are listed below. Find addresses, phone numbers, and details on the services offered that can help pay back rent, moving costs, storage fees, utility connection fees, or even a security deposit.

Not only can these organizations provide assistance to help pay rent (as funding allows) but many can coordinate low income housing. Case workers also help people apply for programs such as section 8 housing vouchers or rent controlled apartments as well as homeless prevention and rapid re-housing. The non-profits and charities in Queens New York also coordinate programs with other organizations, such as local churches, federal government agencies, and state of New York programs. Immigrants, foreigners, migrants, and other minorities or unrepresented population can also get emergency rent help or placement into safe and affordable apartments.

Queens Community House of Forest Hills region
Primary address - Forest Hills Community Center, 108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Phone number - 718-592-5757
A second locations is at 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367, dial (718) 591-6060
The non-profit focuses on seniors, however in general they provide hands-on help with housing-related problems and people struggling to pay rent. Counselors at the agency specialize in helping senior citizens obtain SCRIE (Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption) as well as other housing assistance.

There is also the Jamaica area (QCH - Queens Community House). They offer various rent assistance programs, homeless prevention, and legal support to stop evictions in NYC housing court. They help immigrants and the elderly. There is grants to pay rent for TANF cash aid tenants, details on the Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Program, information on tenant protections in Queens and more. Try the office at 165-08 88th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432 (dial 718-883-8310).




Queens Legal Services Corp-Housing Unit
Long Island City Office, 42-15 Crescent Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Main number - (718) 392-5646
A second office is at South Jamaica Office, 89-00 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435, (718) 657-8611
Receive free or low cost legal representation. Programs are for low income people, immigrants, and the working poor throughout Queens County. They focus on landlord/tenant issues, housing, government benefits, and rental assistance.

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Northern Queens
Location - 60-20 Woodside Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone number: (718) 457-1017
The organization offers services including pre-purchase counseling, mortgage aid, and programs to assist residents with purchasing and maintaining a home.
Or stop by the Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. at 89-70 162nd St., Jamaica, NY 11432, phone number (718) 291-7400

Northwest Queens Housing Corp.
31-14 30th Ave, 2nd Floor
Astoria, New York 11102
Dial - (718) 728-6886
Various rental assistance and housing programs are offered. Local families can get help for housing challenges (such as eviction prevention and rent help) and assistance in applying for other social services and government programs. Get help in applying for a variety of assistance programs, such as Section 8, IT-214 tax credits, HEAP, and government public housing.

Woodside On The Move
Address - 39-42 59th St., 2nd Floor
Queens, New York 11102
Phone number - (718) 476-8449
Provides tenant, renters and landlord assistance and homeowner financial counseling.





Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corp.
Address: 68-56 Forest Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Call - (718) 366-8721
Services offered include landlord/tenant counseling and marketing of low-interest loans and grants.

Catholic Charities, Queens North Family Center offers emergency assistance, including eviction prevention programs. The main address is 23-40 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102, but they support all of Queens. There may be limited financial help for rent, moving or storage costs, lease application fees and more. Call 718-726-9790

Astoria Restoration Association, Inc.
31-28 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY  11105
Main number - (718) 726-0034
Housing and rent assistance programs include emergency financial and rental assistance and referrals to charities and government programs. Importantly they offer a substantial amount of emergency financial assistance for low income residents.

Margert Community Corporation
Address: 325 Beach 37th Street
Far Rockaway, New York 11691
Phone number - 718-471-3724
Works with local Queens and New York HUD approved housing agencies.

Coalition for the Homeless
Main office - 129 Fulton Street
New York, NY
Number - (212) 964-5900
More focuses housing aid for the currently homeless, but may have information on emergency eviction prevention programs and rental assistance for Queens’s families and individuals.

Queens Emergency Rental Assistance Program (One Shot Deal) may offer free grants for paying rent or housing costs. This is a government financial assistance programs offered citywide by HRA, including in Queens Borroughs, Flushing, Jamaica and other regions. It is a crisis program meant to stop evictions, so free grant money can help with rent, stop utility disconnections and more. Read more on NYC Emergency Rental Assistance Program - One Shot Deal.

New York City Housing Authority
90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor
Jamaica, New York 11435
Telephone: 718-707-7771
The local branch of the Housing Authority for Queens. Call for advice. They can help people apply for section 8 and/or other government housing and rent assistance. They also assist home buyers, run public housing and apartments for families or individuals.





Queens Application Office of the New York City Housing Authority is based at 59-17 Junction Blvd, 2nd Fl, Corona, New York 11368. Call for information on public housing, emergency section 8 housing vouchers, or other rent subsidized or controlled homes or apartments. Main number is 718-707-7771.

Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula provides support regardless of religion, faith, gender, or ethnicity. The main housing service offered is Landlord-Tenant Mediation. This can help tenants with everything from home repairs to possibility mediating a payment plan for back rent or finding a solution to being evicted. Free legal aid is also offered in partnership with the NYLAG, and this can help with housing discrimation, applications to NYC rental assistance programs, and other benefits. The main office is at 1525 Central Ave, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Call (718) 327-7755.

AME Neighborhood Preservation and Development Corporation of South East Queen, They can help offer foreclosure or eviction prevention services as well as low income home buying programs. They also support  victims of domestic violence. The agency is at 112-04 167th Street, Jamaica, New York 11434. For information, call (718) 657-1803.

Queens Borough New York Salvation Army housing and rent assistance programs

This charity organization has several locations around Queens. They offer a large number of social service programs, including short term rent or energy bill help. People of all backgrounds, religions, and income can stop by or call for advice and information. Low income qualified people, disabled, and senior citizens may be able to apply for and receive emergency funding for paying rent, deposits, or other housing expenses. There are also homeless shelters. The branches are located at the following:

  • Queens Temple Salvation Army, 86-07 35th Ave. 11372, phone 718-335-3693
  • Ridgewood Citadel Salvation Army, 69-23 Cypress Hills St. 11385, dial 718-497-4356
  • Jamaica Citadel Salvation Army, 90-23 161st St. 11432, call 718-297-4860
  • Borden Salvation Army, 718-784-5690
  • Flushing Salvation Army, 142-50 32nd Ave. 11354, call 718-762-9613
  • Astoria Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway 11103, phone 718-721-9046
  • There are other locations in the city and Queens, and find Salvation Army housing assistance NYC.


By Jon McNamara

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