Rensselaer County Housing Assistance Programs

See our list of housing assistance programs. We list HUD, housing assistance, subsidized housing programs in Rensselaer County.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Rensselaer County

Date Added/Updated: 2017-10-19
http://otda.ny.gov/
127 Bloomingrove Drive
Troy, NY 12180
518-833-6000

Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm. Provides temporary cash assistance; assistance in paying for food; heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations.

Joseph's House & Shelter, Inc

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23
http://www.josephshousetroy.org/
4 Ferry St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-2544

Services for homeless persons staying outside and/or unable to access shelter. Drop in referral system. Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1000 men, women and children yearly. Emergency Shelter for Adult Men and Women: 24 Beds – Single guests sleep in 2 or 3 bed bedrooms and share bathrooms, and common living and dining areas. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days and nights of the year and runs at close to full occupancy providing almost 8200 nights of shelter to more than 400 single men and women each year. Guests staying in our shelter receive personal care items, three meals a day, use of laundry area and case management assistance with goal setting, identifying and accessing appropriate housing and other special needs. Emergency Family Shelter: 15 Beds – More than 50 families with children are sheltered each year at Joseph’s House–approximately 170 adults and children for almost 5045 nights of shelter annually. Families are sheltered in apartment-like space set aside from the main section of the shelter and off limits to all other shelter guests. Families sheltered in this space share a living/dining room and a kitchen which allows them to supplement our menu by preparing their own meals, snack and children’s food as necessary. Families are encouraged to eat with the shelter community at our evening meal served family style. By sheltering families in space which closely resembles and replicates actual apartment like conditions, our staff are much better able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of families while they are living in the shelter. This assessment allows our staff to make much more appropriate and realistic recommendations for permanent housing, and helps us accurately gauge the level of support each family will need, after they leave the shelter.



Rensselaer County Food Assistance Programs

See our list of food assistance programs. We list food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Rensselaer County.

Catholic Charities Tri County Services CoNSERNS-U

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23

50 Herrick St
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 463-8571

Services include a food pantry, information and referral service, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, emergency assistance (including utility assistance), and holiday gift and food distributions. Casework services are also provided to individuals and families throughout rural Rensselaer County.Reside in southern and rural Rensselaer County, City of Rensselaer.



Rensselaer County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

See our list of financial assistance programs. We list bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, mortgage assistance programs in Rensselaer County.

Catholic Charities Tri County Services CoNSERNS-U

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23

50 Herrick St
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 463-8571

Services include a food pantry, information and referral service, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, emergency assistance (including utility assistance), and holiday gift and food distributions. Casework services are also provided to individuals and families throughout rural Rensselaer County.Reside in southern and rural Rensselaer County, City of Rensselaer.



Rensselaer County Child Care Assistance Programs

See our list of child care assistance programs. We list subsidized child care, day care programs in Rensselaer County.

Sunnyside Child Development Center

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23

9th St. at Ingalls Ave
Troy, NY 12181
518-274-5986

Services at Sunnyside Center are located in North Central Troy and include a day care program serving children 6 weeks to 5 years old; an after-school program for children grades K-6, which runs school-days from 2:30-5:30pm; and a summer day camp program for children 5-12.



Rensselaer County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

See our list of homeless programs. We list homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for me, women, and families.

Troy Area United Ministries Free Furniture Assistance

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23
https://taum.org/
392 2nd Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-5920

The Furniture Program: The Furniture Program provides good, used furniture, free of charge, to families in need, including the working poor, women and their dependent children fleeing domestic violence, families leaving homeless shelters, persons with disabilities and the elderly poor. We are in desperate need of beds (any size), dressers, tables and chairs. To donate, good, used furniture, please contact Program Director, at 518-274-5920 x204. Computers for Kids / Computer Ministry The Computers for Kids Program of Troy Area United Ministries runs an intensive summer program for low income and at-risk youth. High School students learn to rebuild and upgrade computer hardware and to install and run software. At the end of the program, each student takes home a fully loaded computer that he or she has rebuilt. Additional computers are donated to programs serving those in need. To donate computers (Pentium IV or better) please call our office at 518-274-5920. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships and Events: We honor the vision and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the celebration of his life and prophetic witness. The committee coordinates the holiday activities in January, special efforts in race relations and community issues, and provides scholarships for Troy area high school graduates who are going on to college. For a scholarship application, please call 518-274-5920 x201.

Rensselaer County Homeless Services

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23
http://www.rensco.com
127 Bloomingrove Drive
Troy, NY 12180
518-833-6000

Provides referrals to temporary shelter for families. Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am to 4pm.

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless Located at St. Mary's Hospital

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23

1300 Massachussets Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 434-8021

Sister Mavis Jewell Medical Respite Program: Shelter for single homeless individuals being discharged from hospitalization or with high medical needs



Rensselaer County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Rensselaer County.

Camp Scully

Date Added/Updated: 2019-01-23
http://campscully.squarespace.com/
PO Box 28
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518-512-3577

Camp Scully is a residential summer camp for children 7-17 years of age and a day camp for children 5-10 years of age, located on Snyder’s Lake in Rensselaer County. Camp provides recreation and socialization to children throughout the Capital Region during the summer months and during school spring and mid-winter breaks. It is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).