Homeless and Affordable Housing

Emergency Housing & Assistance

Emergency Housing for Adults

Webster House Overnight Emergency Housing (the Pods)

Are you experiencing homelessness and in need of housing tonight?

We offer overnight emergency housing 365 nights a year. To access housing at this time, please come to 150 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie by 6:30pm.

Webster House offers overnight emergency housing for residents of Dutchess County ages 18+ after a brief screening. Meals, showers, and laundry facilities are available. All guests are expected to abide by a general set of rules of good behavior. Guests are expected to meet with a care manager to address the reasons for their homelessness and develop a plan focused on independent living and permanent housing.

For more information please call (845) 452-0019

Emergency Housing for Families

Gannett House at Hudson River Lodging

Gannett House offers emergency housing for families. To access Gannett House, you must first visit the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services to request housing assistance.

The Gannett House program provides meals and limited transportation, along with support services to families dealing with homelessness. All families placed in the program work with a care manager to access community resources and transition to more stable housing. We cannot accept walk-ins at Gannett House.

For more information please call (845) 452-0019

Emergency Housing for Youth

River Haven Youth Shelter

Emergency housing and support services for youth who are running away or experiencing homelessness and young people who can otherwise benefit from short-term or respite housing due to family conflict or emergency, risk of court placement, or other issues.  The River Haven Shelter is certified by New York State to house youth under 18.

Staff are available 24/7 to handle requests for housing, and provide related services including: referrals, information, counseling and crisis intervention for youth and their families.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 454-3600

After-Hours Emergency Placement

Families who find themselves homeless outside of the hours when Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services staff are available should contact the After-Hours Emergency Placement (AHEP) program.

Through AHEP, Hudson River Housing staff will assist families in finding emergency housing until DC DCFS is open, at which point they must meet with DC DCFS staff to assess their situation.

For assistance through AHEP, call (845) 471-8454.


Project Porchlight

Drop-In Center

Project Porchlight is located in the rear of 310 Mill Street in Poughkeepsie and is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. During these hours, anyone is welcome to stop in to receive respite from the weather, food and basic supplies, access showers, meet with a care manager, and receive referrals for other services.

(845) 337-4407 or (845) 625-3327

Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing for Adults

Hillcrest House

Hillcrest House offers a supportive environment for adults transitioning out of homelessness. Residents pay an affordable monthly rent and participate in our on-site meal plan. Each resident is assigned a Case Manager to assist them in connecting to community resources and moving toward permanent housing.

Interested applicants must complete the Universal Housing Application and participate in a screening process and an interview in order to be accepted at Hillcrest House.

For more information please call (845) 454-5176

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Transitional Housing for Families

LaGrange House

The LaGrange House Program provides care management services for families transitioning out of homelessness. Residents pay an affordable monthly rent and work with care managers toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

LaGrange House applicants must complete the Universal Housing Application and participate in a screening process and an interview in order to be accepted.

For more information please call (845) 454-5176

Specialized Housing

Housing for Veterans

Liberty Station offers a supportive living environment in the company of other veterans. Units are single room occupancy, with shared kitchen and bath facilities.

Garden Street Housing offers low-cost housing with a preference for female veterans, with private baths and shared kitchen and common areas.

Poughkeepsie Commons is a 72-unit apartment complex that offers 24 one-bedroom apartments exclusively for veterans.

Find out more by calling (845) 454-5176.

Housing for Young Adults

River Haven TLC (Transitional Living Community) provides youth a safe living environment through which to pursue their goals and learn life skills necessary to live independently.

Housing is available for young adults transitioning from homelessness.

Residents must apply to the program and undergo a screening process.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019

Senior Housing

Cannon Street Senior Housing is affordable housing for active adults age 55 or older.

Cannon Street Senior Housing is conveniently located in downtown Poughkeepsie in close proximity to healthcare, pharmacy, grocery, municipal, and public transportation services.

Maybrook Gardens in Orange County provides 36 units of project-based section 8 housing for seniors 62 and older or individuals 18 and older with disabilities.

For more information, contact us at (845) 454-5176.

Supported Permanent Housing

Through our supported housing programs, Hudson River Housing offers individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness, chronic chemical dependency, and/or other disabling conditions the opportunity to successfully transition out of homelessness or residential care to stable, affordable, permanent housing of their own.

Supported housing participants are required to actively work on an individualized service plan toward meeting goals that lead to increased self-sufficiency and the ability to maintain stable, permanent housing.

To learn more about supported housing, contact us at (845) 454-5176



Affordable Rental Housing

Looking for affordable rental housing? We offer a wide variety of affordable rental housing, ranging from rooming houses to full homes for rent. Our housing also includes specialized housing for veterans, young adults, those transitioning from homelessness, seniors, and those living with mental illness or addiction.



Available Now: City of Beacon Workforce Housing Rental Unit

1 Bedroom Luxury Apartment
7 Creek Drive, Beacon NY

Rents Starting at $1760*
All Utilities included
Secure Building
Off Street Parking

*These units are being offered based on the City of Beacon’s
Affordable Workforce Housing Ordinance. Income Eligibility

Household Income limits are
1 Person $63,360       3 Person $81,450
2 Person $72,360       4 Person $90,450


For More Information please contact:
Lashonda Denson
Hudson River Housing, Inc.
NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center of Dutchess County
313 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-5176