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NYC Resources for Students in Temporary Housing

Compiled by NYS-TEACHS: March 2020 - June 2021

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NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

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Busing Information



  • MetroCards for parents in temporary housing to accompany their children (3K-6th grade) to school are available from the school.

  • Schools can request parent MetroCards by emailing


Shelter Transfers and the School Proximity Project

  • Parents can request a shelter transfer to be closer to their children’s school. Families will be transferred if there is an appropriate unit available. To request a transfer, contact the case manager or shelter director.

    • For more information, call NYS-TEACHS 800-388-2014.


Learning Bridges: free childcare

  • Priority given to children in temporary housing

  • Available for 3-k-8th graders

  • Must be participating in blended learning (not available to students doing fully remote instruction)

  • Application available here.



  • Family Welcome Centers are closed but staff are working remotely. Email them for help.


High School Equivalency programs


Early Childhood: Early LearnHead Start3-KPre-K


Translation and Interpretation Supports


Special Education


Grab and Go Meals



More questions? Give us a call.

If you have a question, call the NYS-TEACHS Infoline at 800-388-2014.

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