Albany County does not have a brick-and-mortar homeless shelter available to those experiencing homelessness. We try to meet that need in our community by housing local families in hotels. Our shelter program is designed to help families experiencing homelessness get into their own sustainable independent housing. Families in this program work alongside staff to gain employment, apply to rental units, learn budgeting skills, connect with local resources, and more.

What should I know?

Background checks are required for all adults staying in our program. This means it can take up to 2 weeks to hear back and get accepted into this program. If you think you may be in need of services, reach out now!

We require proof of your childrens enrollment in school. If your child is not enrolled in school, we can help you get that done.

We require a photo ID. This is because hotels require it for check-in. If you do not have one, we can assist you in acquiring one.

We can provide food that is donated by local churches.

We can help you with transportation.

Ways to help:

If you would like to support local families staying in our shelter program, we accept donations here. You can also can provide food to families staying in our shelter program. If you are interested in doing so, please email