Are you 18-25 with barriers to living independently and looking for LGBTQIA housing?

Apartments available to very low-income young adults aged 18 to 25 at entry who are experiencing barriers to living independently (behavioral, functional, or physical conditions). Supportive housing is affordable housing with voluntary onsite support services.

Building features:

  • Fully furnished studio apartments
  • Community spaces: community room w/ kitchen, library, computer room, terraces
  • Rental assistance thru NYC 15/15 Initiative (rent based on income)
  • Live-in building superintendent
  • 24/7 onsite security
  • Locations in West Harlem, the Bronx and Central Harlem



Program Features:

  • Onsite services: counseling, case management, connections to community resources, group activities, skills-building & empowerment programs
  • Tenant services staff: life skills coaches, case managers & clinicians
  • Case managers work w/ tenants to identify strengths & needs, and develop an individualized service plan
  • Individual & group counseling w/ Harm Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Wellness Self-Management, Motivational Interviewing & Peer Mentoring
  • Resident Advisory Council: dialogue & collaboration between tenants & staff



How do I qualify?

Approved applicants will be ages 18-25 at move in, be LGBTQIA friendly and have income to qualify for Section 8 Housing Vouchers*

More on qualifications for our Bronx and West Harlem sites

Qualified applicants are referred to us by:

*Rent for residents qualified for Section 8 Housing Vouchers is set at 30% of their annual income. This income may come in the form of employment or retirement income, Social Security or governmental assistance (cash assistance, Social Security Disability Insurance, etc.).

Vacancy Update

As of March 2024, Central Harlem is full. However, our sites in the Bronx and West Harlem may have vacancies.

Connect with a case manager who will walk you through the process.:

  • Bronx: email bronx[AT]homeward[DOT]nyc
  • West Harlem: email westharlem[AT]homeward[DOT]nyc
  • Central Harlem: email centralharlem[AT]homeward[DOT]nyc



More housing resources:

The Ali Forney Center: Services for homeless LGBTQ youth at their 24/7 drop-in center in Harlem, and crisis and transitional housing sites throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

The Door: Locations in SoHo and the Bronx providing a range of housing, health and legal services for young people ages 12 to 24, and two supportive housing communities for young adults who are homeless or aging out of foster care

Project Renewal: Emergency, transitional, and permanent housing in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan; and job training and health services

City of New York Department of Homeless Services

For other housing and services resources, more here