Homelessness is once again at an all time high in New York City. According to the Coalition for the Homeless, 68,884 people were living in the City’s shelter system at the end of 2022, including 15,143 families and 21,805 children.  Settlement Housing Fund has a long-held commitment to providing housing, services and community support to families experiencing homelessness. As both a landlord and service provider, we are able to work closely with families to understand their needs and the issues that have impacted their housing stability. We work with other organizations dedicated to creating and sustaining quality affordable and supportive housing and with people who have lived experience of homelessness to ensure that the most housing insecure New Yorkers have pathways to longterm housing and stability.

United for Housing

As part of United for Housing, a coalition of more than 80 organizations, including experts in affordable housing, public housing, homelessness, health, the environment, and more, provides affordable housing recommendations for New York City’s administration.

Family Homelessness Coalition

As part of the Family Homelessness Coalition, we work with 15 other organizations representing affordable housing, service providers and children’s advocacy organizations to launch efforts focused on preventing and decreasing family homelessness, as well as the well-being of children and families in shelters. Settlement Housing Fund leads the Coalition’s Fellows program, which engages women with lived experience of homelessness to work as advocates for other families and address policies that can continue to reduce shelter stays and improve housing stability outcomes.