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Safety
Net
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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.

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COVID-19 Update

All of our Safety Net Project walk-in clinics are closed for the time being. If you need assistance with Public Assistance, SNAP, Fair Hearings for PA and SNAP, or CityFHEPS/FHEPS, please call 646-923-8358  and leave a voicemail. If you need assistance with a legal issue in the Bronx or Brooklyn involving your housing please call 646-470-9704. We will do our best to return their call within 24 hours.


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“When Dealing With The Shelter And Public Assistance, You Have To Have A Crisis To Actually Be Listened To. It’s Terrible . . . .”
– Maria

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NYC welfare recipients endure long waits, bad treatment from staff: study

February 3rd, 2019|

For New Yorkers who rely on public assistance, the average wait-time at facilities that offer these benefits is three hours. The following article by the Daily News, features quotes and statistics from the Safety Net Project’s report: Bureaucracy of Benefits.

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Main Office

40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006

Telephone: 646.602.5600

Email: snp@urbanjustice.org

Hours

M-F: 9:00AM-6:00PM

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.

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The health and wellbeing of our staff and clients is of the utmost importance. While we deal with the effects of the coronavirus, our office will be closed. Our staff continues to work to serve our clients and communities, and can be contacted by email. Find out more information here. Ok