Find emergency housing
If you are facing homelessness, these programs can help you find short-term housing.
Dial 211 for help finding emergency housing
In most areas of the U.S., dial 211 to connect with local social services and referrals for emergency housing.
Find shelters near you
Check HUD's local homeless assistance list for shelters and housing in your state.
Emergency housing for special groups
Youth emergency housing
Contact the National Runaway Safeline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), for free, confidential, and non-judgmental support 24 hours a day. It also offers free transportation home or to other safe, stable housing.
Veterans emergency housing
- Contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838), for free and confidential information 24 hours a day.
- Find safe housing and other supportive services through VA homeless programs.
LAST UPDATED: May 26, 2023