Income Support Services offers the following assistance to qualifying low-income New Yorkers:

  • Homeless Prevention

Grants are made to those with mortgage or rent arrears who are at- risk of losing their homes or being evicted.  As a member of NYC’s Emergency Rent Coalition (ERC) we often work collaboratively with other members of the ERC to help package eviction-prevention grants for those with multiple months of rent arrears.

  • Utility Assistance

Grants are made to those who are facing hardships and therefore unable to pay their utilities, including water, gas and electricity. 

  • Summer Camp Scholarships

Grants are made to help send minor children to licensed summer camp programs.


The Partnership Initiative

Income Support Services provides cash assistance to help individuals achieve education and employment goals. Launched in 2009, The Partnership Initiative collaborates with community based programs (chosen through an RFP process), to identify those who face barriers on their way towards economic stability. Income Support Services provides grants to pay for tools, clothing/uniforms, test fees and transportation, thus allowing people to take vital steps toward employment and economic stability. This Initiative is funded by The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign.

To learn if you qualify for assistance please call our Intake Line at 212-614-5484.

Income Support Services is part of CSS's continuing efforts to assist  those who face barriers on their way towards economic stability.  In 2008, CSS launched the Workforce Advocacy and Support Initiative (WASI) to test a new method of helping disconnected youth clear hurdles on the path to success.  The WASI program pilot was completed in 2012. Learn more.

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