NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide low and moderate income New Yorkers facing housing instability or at risk of experiencing homelessness with rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance. The application portal for ERAP applications is now open.

Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is an ERAP enroller organization for Queens. If you are in need of assistance with applying for ERAP, please call our hotline or email us.

Phone: 718-460-3800
Email: erap@kafsc.org

*24-hour bilingual hotline

  • Rainbow House Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Other Housing

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Rainbow House Shelter

Rainbow House Shelter is a culturally competent shelter committed to providing comprehensive support to women and children in crisis. During their three-month stay, our staff work hard to help support residents towards independence and their personally defined success goals.

In January 2014, Rainbow House became part of KAFSC’s comprehensive survivor services through a merger with the former Women in Need Center, Inc. Through the joining of vision, hearts and staff through this unprecedented merger in the Korean community,KAFSC is now able to provide emergency housing along with its other services to victims of violence.

Call: 718.539.6546 or 347.768.2299 Fax: 718.539.5515

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Transitional Housing


We provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate long-term housing options for immigrant women who need to secure physical safety. We help them overcome many barriers and secure physical, emotional, and financial independence. In 2009, KAFSC was one of 58 national agencies selected to receive our first federal grant from Department of Justice to launch the only Transitional Housing Program for Korean/Asian women in New York. KAFSC currently has 3 scattered housing sites available to assist women in need.

The following are the services that we provide for transitional housing:

  • Rent subsidy for up to 18 months
  • Childcare assistance
  • Counseling, case management, advocacy, and referral services to other community-based organizations and resources
  • Legal services with immigration and Order of Protection
  • Assistance finding permanent housing
  • Vocational and employment assistance

Rent for the transitional housing program:

  • Participants are responsible for identifying their own housing within 30 days of being admitted to the program.
  • Participants are responsible to contribute to rent as below:

Time Period


Participant’s Contribution

1-6 months

100 %

0 %

7-12 months

50 %

50 %

13-18 months


75 %

18-24 months


80 %

To be eligible to apply for the transitional housing program, an applicant must be:

  • A survivor of domestic and/or sexual violence, dating violence or stalking; actively fleeing an abusive relationship; without permanent housing due to history of domestic violence;
  • Eighteen years old or a legally emancipated minor;
  • Survivors whose gross total household income dependent from the abuser is 200% below the federal poverty level

Steps to apply:

  1. Submit a Transitional Housing Application via mail, email, or fax. (P.O. Box 541429, Flushing, NY 11354; t-housing@kafsc.org; 718-460-3965)
  2. The application will be screened for eligibility and if qualified, the applicant will be placed on the transitional housing list.
  3. The applicant will be invited to an interview upon opening on the list.

For more information, please contact our transitional housing coordinator at:

718.460.3801 ext. 16 or christine.joo@kafsc.org.

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