Public Announcement

Application Procedure for Emergency Shelter Services

Nassau County invites potential applicants to submit an application for the provision of emergency shelter services. Emergency shelter services involve the provision of residential shelter and supportive services for eligible homeless individuals and families. The Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) certifies and directly oversees shelters serving the homeless and is responsible for inspecting them and ensuring they meet certain New York State (NYS) and local standards. However, all shelters in NYS, certified or not, are subject to oversight by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Emergency shelter services are provided within the broader context of Nassau County’s efforts to address the problem of homelessness through the provision of resources and supports needed for homeless individuals and families to achieve and maintain housing stability and self-sufficiency. Emergency shelter services are short-term and temporary in nature, geared to meet the immediate emergency needs of the homeless, while providing those supportive services necessary for individuals and families to assist them in achieving housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Applications will be accepted through an open-ended application process, meaning that applications will be accepted for consideration on a continuous basis until funds are no longer available or until Nassau County suspends or terminates the open-ended solicitation. Applications will be accepted for consideration on a continuous basis starting on September 25, 2017. The County will review applications and advise applicants of its decision as applications are received.

This package consists of the following sections:

  1. Application essentials
  2. Understanding the application process
  3. Technical guidelines, and
  4. Application package contents

For more information, you may contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Emergency Housing Unit, Suite 160
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, New York, 11553-3686
Provide your name, telephone number and email address. Your inquiry will be answered by a Housing Staff member.

To view the application procedures go here