Brooklyn’s Homeless Shelters, Mapped

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    Map of Brooklyn shelters created by Brownstoner via Google Maps. Photo of homeless man by Lujoma ny via Wikimedia

    Despite record rates of homelessness in New York, there are limited resources available to locate neighborhood shelters.

    Here’s a handy reference.

    Brownstoner mapped Brooklyn’s residential homeless facilities using the Department of City Planning’s district portal — one of the few ways to determine where shelters are located by neighborhood.

    The results show a disproportionate amount of shelters in Brooklyn’s poorest, historically African American neighborhoods — Bed Stuy, East New York, Brownsville — as well as a fairly high quantity in Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Fort Greene.

    Brooklyn Homeless Shelters

    Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s southern portion contains no shelters whatsoever, with four entire community districts — that include Bay Ridge, Coney Island, and Gravesend — listing zero facilities.

    All of the below shelters are overseen by the NYC Department of Homeless Services, although many are operated by nonprofit groups like CAMBA. Not included are many halfway houses, three-quarter facilities, and so called emergency housing run by private parties — which have come under fire lately for substandard conditions.

    Homeless Shelter

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    Here is a list of the shelters, by district. City Planning’s information does not claim to be comprehensive. Let us know if there’s a shelter we should add to the list.

    For the sake of space, we did not include food pantries, senior centers, disability-related community homes, or residential clinics.

    Brooklyn Community District 1: Greenpoint, Williamsburg 

    1. Greenpoint Y Annex (99 Meserole Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 43 beds.
    2. McGuiness (400 McGuiness Blvd) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds.
    3. Porter Avenue (89-111 Porter Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 262 beds.
    4. Barbara S. Kleiman Shelter (300 Skillman Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds.
    5. 66 Clay Street (66 Clay Street) — Family homeless facility, 91 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 2Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry, Navy Yard, Vinegar Hill

    1. YWCA of Brooklyn (30 3rd Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 40 beds.
    2. Opportunity House (59 Prince Street) — Shelter for singles, 62 beds.
    3. Tillary Street Shelter (200 Tillary Street) — Shelter for singles, 62 beds.
    4. Arbor Inn (105 Carlton Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 44 family units.
    5. Flatbush Family Residence (65 Clermont Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 24 family units.
    6. John’s Family Center (106 Washington Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 20 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 3: Bed Stuy

    1. The Doe Fund (520 Gates Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 70 beds.
    2. Harry’s Place (977 Bedford Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 50 beds.
    3. Myrtle (988 Myrtle Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 160 beds.
    4. Pamoja (357 Marcus Garvey Blvd) — Shelter for singles, 198 beds.
    5. Bridge Family Residence II (642 Willoughby Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 110 family units.
    6. HB-Neighborhood Residence (124 Stuyvesant Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 185 units.
    7. Park Avenue Manor (652 Park Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 58 family units.
    8. Providence Brooklyn (699 – 701 Lexington Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 25 family units.
    9. Bedcourt Family Residence (228 Pulaski Street) — Family homeless facility, 20 family units.
    10. Kingston Family Residence (862 Dekalb Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 18 family units.
    11. New Dawn Hotel (470 Pulaski Street) — Family homeless facility, 58 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 4: Bushwick

    1. Broadway House Women’s Shelter (1245 Broadway) — Shelter for singles, 165 beds.
    2. Eddie Harris Residence (629 Chauncey Street) — Shelter for singles, 108 beds.
    3. Bushwick Family Residence (1675 Broadway) — Family homeless facility, 87 family units.
    4. Flushing Family Residence (1226 Flushing Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 99 family units.
    5. Stockholm Family Center (99 Stockholm Street) — Family homeless facility, 25 family units
    6. Bedco Manor (311 Eldert Street) — Family homeless facility, 9 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 5: East New York, Cypress Hills

    1. Blake Avenue Shelter (1000 Blake Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 151 beds.
    2. Forbell Shelter (338 Forbell Street) — Shelter for singles, 432 beds.
    3. Help Women’s Center (116 Williams Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 229 beds.
    4. North Brooklyn YMCA (570 Jamaica Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 19 beds.
    5. Van Siclen Women’s Shelter (645 Van Siclen Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds.
    6. Linden Avenue Shelter (501 New Lots Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 67 beds.
    7. Help Family Center (515 Blake Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 191 family units.
    8. Rose McCarthy Family Residence (882 Dumont Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 36 family units.
    9. Van Siclen Family Residence (246 Jamaica Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 20 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 6: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook 

    1. Park Slope Armory Shelter (1402 8th Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 100 beds.

    Brooklyn Community District 7: Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

    1. Turning Point (968 3rd Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 39 beds.

    Brooklyn Community District 8: Crown Heights, Prospect Heights

    1. Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter (1322 Bedford Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 350 beds.
    2. Kianga House (1504 Bedford Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 17 family units.
    3. St. Johns Fam Residence (1630 St. Johns Place) — Family homeless facility, 97 family units.
    4. Clermont Family Residence (1270 Pacific Street) — Family homeless facility, 40 family units.
    5. Eldert Family Residence (1270 Pacific Street) — Family homeless facility, 8 family units.
    6. Kingston Family Residence (64 Kingston Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 46 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 9: Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    1. Kingsboro MICA Program (681 Clarkson Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 143 beds.
    2. Kingsboro Star Program (681 Clarkson Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 221 beds.
    3. Monica House II (534 Eastern Parkway) — Family homeless facility, 45 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 10: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton
    None

    Brooklyn Community District 11: Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Mapleton
    None

    Brooklyn Community District 12: Borough Park, Kensington
    None

    Brooklyn Community District 13: Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate
    None

    Brooklyn Community District 14: Ditmas Park, Midwood, Flatbush

    1. Pulaski Family Residence (838 Flatbush Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 12 units.
    2. Woodruff Family Residence (155 Woodruff Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 51 units.

    Brooklyn Community District 15: Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach

    1. Klara’s Family Residence (3206 Eammons Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 44 family units.
    2. Bay Family Center (3154 Eammons Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 99 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 16: Brownsville, Ocean Hill

    1. Atlantic House (2502 Atlantic Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds
    2. Magnolia House (1424 Herkimer Street) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds.
    3. Saratoga Women’s Center (357 Saratoga Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 66 beds.
    4. The Renaissance (599 Ralph Avenue) — Shelter for singles, 200 beds.
    5. Dean Street Residence (2155 Dean Street) — Family homeless facility, 12 family units.
    6. Flagstone Family Residence (196 Amboy Street) — Family homeless facility, 158 family units.
    7. Hector’s Court (2416 Atlantic Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 117 family units.
    8. Junius Street Family Residence (1738 East New York Avenue) — Family homeless facility 216 family units.
    9. Liberty Avenue Residence (51 Junius Street) — Family homeless facility, 203 family units.
    10. MacDonough Family Residence (771 MacDonough Street) — Family homeless facility, 15 family units.
    11. Fannie Barnes Residence (829 Saratoga Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 33 family units.
    12. Maternity Shelter (808 Saratoga Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 19 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 17: East Flatbush

    1. Albemarle Family Residence (2514 Albemarle Road) — Family homeless facility, 43 family units.
    2. Alice Branch Plaza (1040 East New York Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 68 family units.
    3. Tilden Hall Family Residence (2520 Tilden Avenue) — Family homeless facility, 117 family units.

    Brooklyn Community District 18: Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Flatlands

    1. Glenwood Residence (4612 Glenwood Road) — Family homeless facility, 198 family units.
    2. Flatlands Family Residence (10875 Avenue D) — Family homeless facility, 98 family units.

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