Housing Stability


Families moved

from homeless shelters into permanent housing in 2018


New Yorkers helped

with emergency, supportive & affordable housing in 2018


Success rate in homelessness prevention

with 4,147 families remaining in stable housing in 2018

Housing stability is key for survival and success. Individuals and families need stable homes so they can remain employed, attend school, manage health, and raise children in safe and secure environments.

Our programs prevent homelessness. We also offer safe and secure emergency and shelter housing.

CAMBA is also a champion for affordable and supportive housing in New York. We are one of the only multi-service organizations with a nonprofit development arm, CAMBA Housing Ventures (CHV), which plans and builds affordable housing. Since 2005, more than 2,000 apartments have been completed, are under construction or rehabilitation, or are in planning stages. These transformative, award-winning CHV projects represent more than half a billion dollars in public and private investment in New York City neighborhoods.

The pairing of CAMBA’s comprehensive supportive services with CHV’s award-winning housing is powerful and transformative for low-income and formerly homeless individuals and families. We also provide our integrated supportive services to people living in apartments and buildings developed by our New York City nonprofit public and private partners. Neighborhoods grow stronger as thousands of people improve their lives. In 2018, CAMBA:

  • Helped 1,762 people living in supportive housing units, including people who are formerly homeless, struggle with mental health or substance use, or are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Served 4,316 households in 2018 and kept 96% or 4,147 in their homes and out of shelters through our HomeBase program.
  • Helped more than 7,200 people in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens through CAMBA’s emergency housing and supportive services in ten shelters—five adult shelters and five family shelters, and our respite care and drop-in center for the homeless.