We preserve and strengthen families and communities by fighting to prevent evictions, illegal rent increases, uninhabitable living conditions, and other attacks on our social safety net.

Our History

The Safety Net Project stands in unconditional solidarity in the fight against all forms of white supremacy and anti-blackness. With sorrow and rage, we recognize that the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery represent only some of the many Black lives lost to racist state violence in all its forms. We speak their names and the names of others like. Eleanor Bumper, Amadou Diallo, Kimani Grey, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, David Felix, Delrawn Small, Deborah Danner, Saheen Vassell,and so many more killed by the NYPD. We mourn their deaths and we unequivocally condemn the racist policing apparatus that has taken so many Black lives. Read the rest of our statement of solidarity in the struggle for black lives.

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Recent Press

NYC’s Unsheltered Homeless Population Reaches Highest Number in More Than a Decade

June 17th, 2024|

BK Daily Eagle

But Natalie Druce, a staff attorney at the housing advocacy group Safety Net Project, said she thought HOPE count figures showed certain Adams administration policies–like persistent encampment sweeps or hospitalizing homeless people against their will–weren’t working.

Más de 4 Mil Personas Duermen en la Calle de NY – Récord de Más de una Década

June 14th, 2024|

Spectrum Noticias

"Porque lo hacen en invierno y lo qué pasa es que muchas veces toda la gente sin hogar que está en la calle por la noche están escondiéndose dentro de lugares donde está difícil encontrarlos", dijo Marika Dias, de Safety Net Project Urban Justice.

NYC Street Homelessness Rises Slightly from 2023 as Shelter Population Remains High

June 13th, 2024|


"Kathleen Cash, a homeless and benefits advocate at the Safety Net Project, which focuses on low-income New Yorkers' needs, said any increase in the number of unsheltered homeless people is troubling. “This is actually the highest the count has been since it started in 2005."
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40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006

Telephone: 646.602.5600

Email: snp@urbanjustice.org


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The Safety Net Project does not conduct client intake at our Rector Street Office. For information about our services and walk-in clinics, check out our legal clinic flyer.