We Can Turn Things Around

Catholic Charities Housing Office provides the environment and support services designed to help those in need to help themselves.

Catholic Charities Housing Office, in its Single Room Occupancy (SRO) and family apartments, fosters the idea of a "community of peers." In these communities, residents can draw support from and share information not only with professional case managers but also with"Neighbors" who share the same life experiences.

We offer resources that can help individuals and families gain the skills they need to turn their lives around.

If you are a low income individual or family looking for affordable housing, give us a call.

Hope for the Homeless 2014

Please Join Us For Breakfast November 6, 2014

7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wolferts Roost Country Club. Read more.



New Albany housing,
same old struggles for funding

The Albany Diocese's Catholic Charities Housing Office (CCHO) just finished renovations on a property on North Main Avenue in Albany that will be used as permanent housing for low-income individuals who have been homeless.

The 80-year-old property, located across from the diocesan Pastoral Center, has been used as a private residence and housing for Catholic Charities' Community Maternity Services and the Albany Catholic Worker Community. Contractors stripped the house down to its studs ... Read more in the Evangelist


Sponsorship Packages

We have sponsorship opportunities throughout the year which benefit the individuals in our homeless shelters and the SRO and Family Apartments Supportive Housing programs.

These make great gifts in honor of a loved one too!

Read more about our many levels of sponsorship or call us at 518-459-0183 to speak with Emily Pethic



CCHO is dedicated to safe, decent, and affordable housing for those in need, and to that end, ALL CCHO housing is Smoke Free!


Continuum of Housing and
Support Services

Catholic Charities Housing Office provides a continuum of housing and support services for homeless and needy members of our community.

Many homeless men and women are unemployed; many are addicted and/or mentally ill; and none dreamed as children they would grow up to find themselves in such dire circumstances. At Catholic Charities Housing Office, we help people to help themselves.

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
7-1-1 for voice/speech relay