Additional Resources

Here are some options to get started if you are looking for off-campus housing and other resources. This list is not comprehensive; some links and contact information may change without warning. FIT provides this information as a service, but we do not endorse any specific site or entity. 

92Y Residence, 1395 Lexington

Avalon Communities, various locations

Big Apple Student Hostel, 119 West 45th Street

Chelsea International Hostel, 251 West 20th Street

Chelsmore Apartments, 205 West 15th Street

Educational Housing Services, various locations

Greenpoint YMCA, 99 Meserole Avenue

Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)

International Student Center, 38 West 88th Street

Jazz on the Park Hostel, 36 West 106th Street

Jeanne D'Arc, 253 West 24th Street

Kolping House, 165 East 88th Street

Markle Residence, 123 West 13th Street

Sacred Heart Residence, 432 West 20th Street

Sara's Homestay

St. Joseph's Immigrant House, 425 West 44th Street

St. Mary's Home, 225 East 72nd Street

StudentHousingWorks, various locations - New York Student Housing, various locations

Webster House, 419 West 34th Street 

YMCA of Greater New York, 224 East 47th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Below is a list of real estate agents and brokers who have agreed to a reduced fee for FIT students. When you contact the broker, you must mention that you are an FIT student and were referred by the off-campus representative in order to receive the discounted rate.

Best Apartments, (646) 792-7448

Catherine Federer, (718) 777-7158, [email protected] 

Willie Garcia, (212) 873-4300 [email protected]

Julie Magnier, (212) 255-8018, [email protected] 

Lisa Moye, (917) 727-3314, [email protected]

Kenneth Oms, (321) 331-7467

Kristina Paces, (914) 844-42330, [email protected] 

Lindsay Paul, [email protected] 

Josephine Ramirez, [email protected] 

Serfaty Management Co., (212) 265-1790

Sky Management Company, (212) 759-1300 ex 22

Samuel Andrew Varhanc, (503) 515-3443

Keon Wilson, (872) 356-1267, [email protected]

Jason Zeller, (516) 662-9941

Students experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity has become a prevalent issue throughout the United States and it can be particularly difficult for college students. Outlined here are some resources available both at FIT and off-campus that are useful. You can also always contact the Dean of Students Office for additional guidance and/or support.

Foster Care

  • SUNY Foster Care Youth College Success Initiative: The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) provides resources for young adults who have received foster care services to continue your educational journey. This state-funded program connects youth in care, eligible orphans or wards of the court who are accepted into SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) with academic support services and critical financial assistance to help you enroll in, pay for and successfully complete college.
  • New Yorkers for Children: Helps connect former foster youth with a laptop, MetroCard, and a gift card for textbooks.
  • One Simple Wish - COVID-19 Response: A dedicated resource for all impacted by foster care to make laptop or essential requests.

Resources and Temporary Shelters for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Information on Public Assistance and Benefits

Temporary Housing Resources

Food Pantries in New York City

Housing NYC - A comprehensive website, which provides information on the New York City housing market. The site also lists websites for student housing, classifieds, and realty and roommate agencies. It also provides resources to help tenants and landlords understand their rights.

Metro Transit Authority (MTA) - The New York City Subway system

New York City Search - One of the most complete and user-friendly online guides to New York City events.

Legal Service Referral, (212) 626-7373

Legal AID Society, (212) 577-3300

Citizens Housing and Planning Board, (212) 286-9211

Metropolitan Council on Housing, (212) 979-6238