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You Can Van​​
  • 2244 Church Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
    T: (718) 408-5766 ext. 66200
  • 1117 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    T: (718) 622-7323 ext. 22100
  • 1958 Fulton Street, 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11233
    T: (718) 408-5756 ext. 37100
  • 120 Stuyvesant Place, Suite 413, Staten Island, NY 10301
    T: (718) 282-6473 ext. 75007
  • 209 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
    T: (718) 226-0496

Program Summary: CAMBA’s HomeBase homelessness prevention program provides a variety of homelessness prevention tools to assist families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis and are at imminent risk of entering the shelter system. HomeBase is the aftercare provider to those who have left the shelter with a subsidy and those placed in NYCHA housing. Should you know someone experiencing a housing issue please feel free to contact us or call 311 to be directed to your closest HomeBase office. All of our offices are open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. We accept walk-ins at all locations from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

HomeBase provides the following services directly or through referrals to our community partners:

  • Budgeting and financial workshops
  • Case management services
  • Education and employment services
  • Entitlement advocacy
  • Legal services/informal mediation
  • Resources for how to look for housing
  • Short-term financial assistance

Originally, CAMBA HomeBase served families and individuals living in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. In 2007, the program expanded to cover most of Brooklyn and all of Staten Island.


Must be experiencing some type of housing issue.

Families with children: Have a Public Assistance Case, Medicaid, or Food Stamps in the WMS system that is in application, open, pending, sanctioned or in single issuance status; Income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level; Must complete an assessment using the DHS risk assessment tool and determined to be at imminent risk of homelessness.

Singles and Adult Families: Income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or 30 percent Area Median Income. Must complete an assessment using the DHS risk assessment tool and determined to be at imminent risk of homelessness.

All eligible applicants must live in Brooklyn community districts (2, 3, 6-15, 17) or any community district in of Staten Island

  • Clients Served Annually: 4,500
  • Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services and our mobile You Can Van is funded by the Durst Family Foundation.