HATAS - Homeless and Travelers Aid Society
138 Central Avenue
Albany, NY - 12206
HATAS emergency homeless services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure that everyone who comes to us for help will have a safe place to sleep that night.
24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, and youth.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM â€“ 4:30 PM.
24 Hours Emergency Services: (518) 463-2124 and (866) 201-7399 (toll free)
24-Hour Homeless Emergency Services Program (24-HESP)
24-HESP is the central intake, assessment, and referral point for homeless Albany County residents needing shelter. 24-HESP arranges placements in area shelters for homeless families and their children, single adults, teen parents, and youth. Our caring, compassionate and professional case managers connect people to an array of HATAS and community services. We ensure that no one falls through the cracks.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM â€“ 4:30 PM.
After-Hours Heating Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP)
HATAS HEAP responds to after-hours fuel and heating energy assistance requests made by low-income Albany County residents. Assistance is available through the agency's established emergency services telephone hotline. HATAS is authorized, on behalf of Albany County, to arrange for emergency fuel deliveries and heating equipment repairs to resolve seasonal heating emergencies during the evening, weekends, and holidays.
With the addition of 9 new units of housing in December 2010, HATAS provides 69 units of supported housing to homeless individuals and families. Primarily funded by HUD grants, but also by the Albany County Department of Mental Health and Albany Housing Authority, our case managers assist families and individuals with disabling conditions find and maintain housing. HATAS works in partnership with landlords, and in support of our consumers toward their goals of self sufficiency.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP)
HPRP is a City of Albany collaborative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Federal "stimulus" funds) that has added additional financial and case management resources targeting low-income City of Albany residents facing eviction. HPRP helps households who, but for this assistance, would become homeless. Many have seen their incomes decline or disappear during the recession and need short-term assistance to get their finances back on track.