Housing Information for Persons with Disabilities

General Resources

The Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY)

The CIDNY's goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the community.  CIDNY's offices in Manhattan and Queens provide benefits counseling, direct services (e.g. housing assistance, transition services for youth with disabilities, employment-related assistance, healthcare access, and peer support groups), information and referrals, and recreational activities. Consumers are not charged for CIDNY's services.

Manhattan: 646-441-4186; Queens: 646-442-1512

CUCS - Center for Urban Community Services

CUCS offers information on permanent housing for low income, homeless and disabled individuals and families, transitional housing for homeless people with mental illness, and extended stay residences for adults preparing to move on to more independent living.


Disabilities Network of New York City

The DNNYC brings people, organizations, government and industry together to find solutions to the problems faced by New Yorkers with physical, visual and hearing disabilities. DNNYC strives for full inclusion of people with disabilities into the vast civic, social and economic life of New York City.  The Housing Committee of the DNNYC provides workshops and advocacy around housing concerns for the disabled.


Disabled NYC.com

Disabled NYC provides a message board with broad range of subjects, including but not limited to housing, education, health care, religion, transportation, and advocacy - and is arranged by borough.