Housing Resources

  • List at 211 WNY for Buffalo
  • Erie County Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Seeking shelter after DSS closes (after 4pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends)? Call 211 and Press “4”
  • Seeking information or referrals for just about anything? Call 211 and Press “3” and then ask your questions. Staff are available 24 hours per day and can respond verbally and can send you information via email as well.

Other Resouces


Q: What to do when you or someone you care about is experiencing homelessness?

A: In Erie County, contact Coordinated Entry to get prioritized for housing. Bring whatever identification you have with you and present to Erie County DSS at 158 Pearl Street as described on DSS’s website.