Housing and Homelessness Prevention

Housing/Neighborhood Preservation

We promote neighborhood stability by addressing the security needs of individual households while also advocating for more affordable housing and stronger tenant protections for our borough. Tenants gain knowledge and access to benefits through one-on-one counseling, learn about their rights and responsibilities through free workshops, are assisted with applying for rental subsidies such as the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, and receive help with negotiating lease renewals and obtaining apartment unit repairs. Our staff also provide technical assistance support to existing or in-formation tenant associations.

Contact Information

108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: 718-592-5757 ext. 243
Coordinator: Joel Ponder
Email: jponder@qchnyc.org

Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Program

We assist TANF-eligible households facing eviction to navigate Housing Court, obtain subsidies to cover rental arrears, with landlord-tenant mediation, and relocation help. 

We also work with families recently evicted and housed under the city’s temporary housing program to apply for and obtain the City Family Eviction Prevention Subsidy (FEPS) and we assist them with their search for a new home. 

Contact Information

119-45 Union Turnpike, 5th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: 718-268-1412 Ext. 468
Director: Marilyn Sotomayor
Email: msotomayor@qchnyc.org

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