Homelessness Prevention

Homelessness, even for a short time, has a devastating long-term impact on children and adults who can no longer afford to live in their apartments, or are evicted for numerous other reasons. In 2022, CAMBA’s Homelessness Prevention programs kept 99.7% of high-risk/very high-risk clients from entering shelters and in their homes.

Services include emergency food and utilities, job training and job placement, informal and formal mediation, budget counseling and advocacy, including referrals to Public Assistance, legal and other supportive services so clients remain housed and stable, avoiding the shelter system.

CAMBA can help keep you in your home. We can mediate disputes with your landlord or advocate for benefits you may be owed as a tenant. We offer budgeting and emergency or short-term financial assistance. CAMBA can also refer you to support programs, like public assistance, or provide preventative health care and job training services to ensure your housing stability.

Contact the programs below for help remaining in your home, including legal services to prevent eviction or foreclosure, and for welfare fair hearings.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

CAMBA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides financial assistance to clients at risk of eviction and/or a utility shut-off. Assistance is limited to the client’s monthly portion of the rent or $100 in the case of utility arrears. To qualify for assistance, there must be proof that the balance... Learn More


CAMBA’s HomeBase homelessness prevention program serves more than 8,000 clients every year with excellent outcomes. We provide a variety of homelessness prevention tools to assist families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis, and who are at imminent risk of entering the shelter system. HomeBase offers the following services directly or... Learn More

Solutions to End Homelessness

Client advocates can help you stabilize your housing and financial situation by assisting you in applying for the FEPS (Family Eviction Prevention Supplement) subsidy as well as CITYFEPS Rent Supplement Program. For DHS Shelter clients or individuals at risk of entering the shelter, we provide benefits advocacy, assistance in understanding... Learn More

Tenant Support Services

CAMBA’s Tenant Support Services provides case management and eviction prevention services to families receiving HPD Section 8 housing vouchers, to ensure they have the services and resources to remain in stable housing and maintain their housing subsidy. This program is funded by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Learn More