row of houses in Buffalo.

Programs providing shelter or assistance with housing needs.

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  • Buffalo Peace House

    Buffalo Peace House provides safe housing and facilitates access to legal counsel for refugees and United States asylum seekers. The organization also provides safe shelter and nutritious meals to people seeking asylum. All asylees are eligible and some language services are available.


    4263 Saint Francis Drive
    Hamburg, NY 14075


    Marci Wagner
    (716) 627-9800

  • Compass House

    Compass House is a shelter and resource center for runaway and homeless youth. Both programs provide case management, advocacy, individual, group, and family counseling, food, clothing, job readiness, and independent living skills training. The organization shelters males and females, youth and young adults 12-17 as well as provides non-residential services for at-risk youth aged 14-24. Language services through the language line are available.


    370 Linwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14209


    Resource center
    (716) 886-1351

  • Habitat for Humanity Buffalo

    Habitat Buffalo is an organization that works for the homeownership of impoverished families. The homebuyer repays an affordable, 30-year mortgage. The organization also offers home repair and ReStore, a retail market to buy furniture and other house appliances. All recipients must demonstrate need for eligibility. For more information contact the agency.


    North: 1675 South Park Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14220

    South: 501 Amherst St
    Buffalo, NY 14207


    Fallon Burroughs
    (716) 852-6607 ext. 105

  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)

    Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) provides comprehensive services for victims of housing discrimination. These services include recording and investigating reported incidents of discrimination, paralegal counseling, client advocacy, case preparation for legal action, and support services for victims and their families. All looking for housing are eligible for HOME services. Various language services are offered through the language line.


    1542 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14209


    (716) 854-1400