92Y Residence, 1395 Lexington
Avalon Communities, various locations
Big Apple Student Hostel, 119 West 45th Street
Chelsea International Hostel, 251 West 20th Street
Chelsmore Apartments, 205 West 15th Street
Educational Housing Services, various locations
Greenpoint YMCA, 99 Meserole Avenue
Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)
International Student Center, 38 West 88th Street
Jazz on the Park Hostel, 36 West 106th Street
Jeanne D'Arc, 253 West 24th Street
Kolping House, 165 East 88th Street
Markle Residence, 123 West 13th Street
Sacred Heart Residence, 432 West 20th Street
St. Joseph's Immigrant House, 425 West 44th Street
St. Mary's Home, 225 East 72nd Street
StudentHousingWorks, various locations
Student.com - New York Student Housing, various locations
Webster House, 419 West 34th Street
YMCA of Greater New York, 224 East 47th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Below is a list of real estate agents and brokers who have agreed to a reduced fee for FIT students. When you contact the broker, you must mention that you are an FIT student and were referred by the off-campus representative in order to receive the discounted rate.
Best Apartments, (646) 792-7448
Catherine Federer, (718) 777-7158, [email protected]
Willie Garcia, (212) 873-4300 [email protected]
Julie Magnier, (212) 255-8018, [email protected]
Lisa Moye, (917) 727-3314, [email protected]
Kenneth Oms, (321) 331-7467
Kristina Paces, (914) 844-42330, [email protected]
Lindsay Paul, [email protected]
Josephine Ramirez, [email protected]
Serfaty Management Co., (212) 265-1790
Sky Management Company, (212) 759-1300 ex 22
Samuel Andrew Varhanc, (503) 515-3443
Keon Wilson, (872) 356-1267, [email protected]
Jason Zeller, (516) 662-9941
Students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity has become a prevalent issue throughout the United States and it can be particularly difficult for college students. Outlined here are some resources available both at FIT and off-campus that are useful. You can also always contact the Dean of Students Office for additional guidance and/or support.
- FIT Food Pantry
- FIT Counseling Services
- FIT Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): EOP offers individuals with socioeconomic disadvantaged circumstances the opportunity to pursue college education and post-secondary education degrees
- SUNY Foster Care Youth College Success Initiative: The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) provides resources for young adults who have received foster care services to continue your educational journey. This state-funded program connects youth in care, eligible orphans or wards of the court who are accepted into SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) with academic support services and critical financial assistance to help you enroll in, pay for and successfully complete college.
- New Yorkers for Children: Helps connect former foster youth with a laptop, MetroCard, and a gift card for textbooks.
- One Simple Wish - COVID-19 Response: A dedicated resource for all impacted by foster care to make laptop or essential requests.
Resources and Temporary Shelters for LGBTQIA+ Youth
Information on Public Assistance and Benefits
- Human Resources Administration: The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance.
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Application: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a government program that issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families.
- Community Guide to HRA Public Benefits for Immigrants (pdf): Services available to NYC residents regardless of immigration status.
Temporary Housing Resources
Food Pantries in New York City
Housing NYC - A comprehensive website, which provides information on the New York City housing market. The site also lists websites for student housing, classifieds, and realty and roommate agencies. It also provides resources to help tenants and landlords understand their rights.
Metro Transit Authority (MTA) - The New York City Subway system
New York City Search - One of the most complete and user-friendly online guides to New York City events.
Legal Service Referral, (212) 626-7373
Legal AID Society, (212) 577-3300
Citizens Housing and Planning Board, (212) 286-9211
Metropolitan Council on Housing, (212) 979-6238