Catholic Charities Housing Office

Executive Director:
 Sondra Young
Fiscal Director: Glynis Walker-Alston

Director of Emergency Services: Kamron Johnson
Director of Support Services: Claire Laurange
Director of Supported Housing and Compliance: Kathleen Ide
Director of Facilities: Charles Rockwell


41 North Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-459-0183    Fax: 518-459-0202

Catholic Charities Housing Office (CCHO) provides emergency shelters and low-cost housing and supportive services for individuals and families struggling with homelessness. The Family Apartment Program provides over 20 scattered-site apartments offering permanent, low-cost housing, assessment of needs, information and referral for services, and case management for homeless families.

The programs and services available from CCHO include, but are not limited to the following.

A SRO housing residence

  • Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Residences- SRO residences in both Albany and Rensselaer offer permanent housing for men and women who are homeless and in need of low-cost housing with supportive services. Services include case management, meal programs and information and referral.

  • Emergency Shelters - Catholic Charities operates two emergency homeless shelters in the city of Albany, and we coordinate our intake with the County Department of Social Services offices and the Homeless and Traveler's Aid Society (HATAS). If you are homeless and in need of emergecy shelter please begin by contact your County DSS office, or after-hours please call HATAS 24 Hours Emergency Services: (518) 463-2124 and (866) 201-7399 (toll free)
  • Family Apartments 
    Staff and clients of CC Housing

Executive Director: Mary Beth Purcell 
Director of Housing Management: Rhonda Finehout

Director of Affordable Housing Administration: Jill McLellan Phelps


41 North Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-459-0183  |  Fax: 518-459-0202

Staff and elderly clients at a social gathering

DePaul Housing Management manages 15 housing communities for seniors and individuals with mobility impairments located in five counties. Complete information and eligibility requirements for each housing type is available on the Depaul Housing website.

Ávila Retirement Community
100 White Pine Dr., Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-4250  |  Fax: 518-452-4251