for keeping people in their homes.
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.
Giving Tuesday is a day of national generosity following close behind Thanksgiving this year on November 28th. Your support and compassion for our working poor neighbors threatened with homelessness, gives them and their children a new chance to achieve housing stability. As the Dalai Lama XIV said "It is not enough to show compassion. You must act." With your contribution to Giving Tuesday, you will empowered The Bridge Fund of New York to take effective action. Read more by clicking on the Giving Tuesday logo.
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.
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.
Help for Westchester homeowners with mortgage arrears. Learn more HERE.
Issues of racial injustice and Income inequality are dominating the national conversation. Learn more about Where We Stand.
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.