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Safety
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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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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.


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 646-923-8359. We will do our best to return their call within 24 hours.

Are you worried about eviction? Learn more about what is happening with eviction cases and housing court here.

In this unprecedented time in our history, have you suddenly found yourself out of work and unable to pay your rent? You are not alone, and you have options. Learn more here and here.

The Safety Net Project is a proud member of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition. The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, a coalition of tenants organizer, legal and advocacy groups, is organizing to ensure that tenants are protected throughout the COVID-19 crisis and afterwards. Learn more about the Coalition’s work and all their COVID-19 resources for tenants here.


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Exit Unknown: Where Do People Go After Leaving NYC Homeless Shelters?

May 14th, 2024|

City Limits

"Housing specialists, or staff that help shelter residents apply for housing, can also be hard to get in touch with, advocates say. “[Shelter residents] don't feel like they're getting the help they need for housing and so they just get up and leave,” said Safety Net Project’s Frazier."

Fewest Shelter Residents Moving into NYCHA Buildings in 10 Years While Vacancies Soar

May 3rd, 2024|

Gothamist

"Marika Dias, managing director for the Safety Net Project, a homeless advocacy group, said decades of disinvestment in public housing and NYCHA’s systemic failure to secure basic repairs for existing tenants and fix empty apartments are at the root of the problem."

SNP Files Amicus Brief in Support of the Rights of the Homeless in Landmark Supreme Court Case

April 15th, 2024|

SNP Joins Faith-Based Organizations, Medical Professionals, Legal Experts, Academic Leaders, Advocates, & Members of Congress to Urge an End to the Criminalization of Homelessness.

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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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