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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Safe, secure housing and fundamental resources for underserved and marginalized communities

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“Everyone has their own safety net, be it friends or family, but if that runs out […] you just have to keep making lemonade.”

– Althea

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Obtaining essential public benefits
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Recent Press

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

February 3rd, 2019|

NY Daily News

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


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.