Eligibility for permanent housing will vary depending upon the individual project.
Common Criteria for SRO's and family apartments
    Must be low income
    Must be able to pay assessed share of rent (have some source of income)
    Must agree to a criminal background check (screening for arson, violent crime, selling drugs et al)
    Should have two landlord references of one year or more in duration. This requirement may be waived if case management and applicant agree to a service plan.
    ID: Need birth certificate and social security # for most programs.
bullet Family Apartments
    Supportive Housing Program - must be homeless with a disability (substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS)
    Low Income Housing Tax Credit - must be under income guidelines (income guidelines) to be eligible. Third Avenue apartments are LIHTC.
bullet Single Room Occupancy Units
    DePaul Residence - Branson L.P.
    Waldorf Residence - Blair L.P.
    St. Peter's Residence - Catholic Charities Housing Office
bullet Shelters
    Must seek referral through Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) 463-2124 http://hatas.org/
  View table of requirements


38 beds 174 Units 23 Low-Income Units

For Women:
Mercy House- 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
31 Walter St., Albany
Ph: (518) 434-3531
Fax: (518)426-1276

For Men:
St. Charles Lwanga Center - 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
115 Grand St., Albany
Ph: (518) 465-4973
Fax: (518)449-3348

Read more about our shelters

DePaul Residence
- 50 units
Site Manager: Shyron Sanford
504 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Ph: (518) 482-3248
Fax: (518) 482-0826

St Peter's Residence & Annex
- 51 units
Site Manager: Michael Finocchi
2335 Fifth Ave
Troy, NY 12345
Ph: (518) 273-3291
Fax: (518) 273-3169

Waldorf Residence
46 units
Site Manager: Don Arnold
29 Maiden Lane
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 465-2612
Fax: (518) 465-2614

27 units
Housing Program Manager: JoAnne Bragonier
52 Maple Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Ph: (607) 436-9250
Fax: (607) 432-7329

Read more about the SROs

(518) 459-0183

Lexington Avenue,
9 apartments
from 1-4 bedrooms in size.

Third Avenue
8 apartments from 1-3 bedrooms in size

Clinton Avenue
2 apartments both 2 bedrooms in size

Broad Street
2 apartments - 1 studio and one 2 bedroom

N. Allen Street
2 Apartments - both 3 bedrooms in size

Read more about the family apartments

Deborah Damm O'Brien, Executive Director
Thomas Coates, Director of Operations


41 North Main Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
. p. 518.459.0183
. f. 518.459.0202
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