for keeping people in their homes.
New York's Rental Arrears CrisisNew York is facing a rental arrears crisis that could result in tens of thousands of evictions, deterioration of living conditions and financial distress in affordable housing buildings. Mounting arrears also pose acute consequences for the city’s public housing. The Bridge Fund participated in the federal government's Emergency Rental Assistance Program and helped prevent hundreds of evictions. When the ERAP funding ran out, many NY tenants were still in arrears leaving their affordable housing at risk. The Bridge Fund's assistance is critical to preserving affordable housing. Read more about this crisis in the report from the New York Housing Conference of March 2023.
Y-ERAPThe Bridge Fund of Westchester can help you obtain Eviction Prevention Funds.
Yonkers Residents Only
Learn more and Apply.
The team at The Bridge Fund wants you to know that we are remotely providing homelessness prevention services. Recognizing the immense financial pressure that so many are experiencing right now, The Bridge Fund will be temporarily providing rental subsidy and emergency food assistance to eligible families and individuals. You can reach our New York City office at 646-742-1465 and our Westchester Program at 914-949-8146.
Help for Westchester homeowners with mortgage arrears. Learn more HERE.
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The Bridge Fund of New York Inc.
We prevent homelessness
among the working poor.
The mission of The Bridge Fund is to prevent homelessness for vulnerable, working poor individuals and families who are threatened with the loss of their housing, but often do not qualify for emergency government assistance.
What we do.
Our financial assistance includes interest-free loans or grants which are used to resolve the immediate crisis.
We provide one-on-one budget counseling to give our clients the tools to better manage their finances on an ongoing basis.
Clients are monitored after our intervention to assess the effectiveness of The Bridge Fund model.
Discover how we helped thousands of hard-working Westchester and New York City families and individuals remain in their housing and, with our budget counseling, achieve long-term housing stability.
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In 2021, The Bridge Fund of New York Inc.
provided financial assistance to:
In 31 years of service, The Bridge Fund of New York Inc. has financially assisted 48,559 working poor individuals in close to 200,000 households.
Facing eviction and need help?
Visit our contact page on ways to obtain a referral. The Bridge Fund does not directly receive client applications at its corporate office.