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NOTE: For emergency shelter, visit "Current Disaster and General Emergency Resources." For artist workspace information, see "Valuing Brick and Mortar" in NYFA Current.

Actors Fund Housing
In addition to offering affordable housing residencies to performing artists in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles, as well as an assisted living home in Englewood, New Jersey, the Fund offers seminars and webinars on how to find affordable housing, hosts an online housing resource center and bulletin board, and administers the Enterainment Assistance Program (EAP), which provides emergency financial assistance to maintain stable housing and prevent eviction for qualifiying entertainment professionals.
Mailing Address:
National Headquarters – NYC
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 221-7300, ext. 126
Email: Rebecca Sauer at [email protected]
Website: http://www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/housing

ArtHome's mission is to help artists build assets and equity through financial literacy, homeownership, self-sufficiency and the responsible use of credit. The site offers a number of thorough online handbooks and links to relevant services.
Mailing Address:
155 Water Street #413
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Phone: (718) 412-8515
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.arthome.org/

Artist Relocation Program - Paducah, KY
The Artist Relocation Program offers qualifying artists extremely low-cost ($1 and up) homes to renovate and use as live/work spaces. Qualified candidates are identified as persons in the field of art using a successful art business model. The artist must be able to demonstrate that their business produces sufficient sales and clients to support the artist while living/working in Paducah, KY.
Mailing Address:
Paducah Planning Department, City Hall, 2nd Floor
300 South 5th Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: (270) 444-8690
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.paducahalliance.org/artist-relocation-program/artist-incentives

ArtistSpace - Boston
Administered by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, this program allocates affordable live/work and work only spaces to qualified artists in the Boston area. Artists must pass certification process in order to apply - application on the website.
Telephone: (617) 918-4441
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/housing/artist-housing/artistspace-housing-overview

Artspace is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. One of the ways the organization serves its mission is to provide affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as non-residential space for artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC, Artspace runs a network of 33 affordable arts facilities in 13 states.
Mailing Address:
250 Third Avenue North, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 333-9012
Website: http://www.artspace.org/

Artspace Utah
Artspace is a non-profit organization in Utah that creates affordable live and work space for artists, cultural organizations, nonprofits and others. They currently have 5 spaces with residential, live/work, and work spaces.
Mailing Address:
230 South 500 West, Suite 235
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: (801) 531-9378
Website: http://www.artspaceutah.org/

Baltimore Artist Housing
Website with information on artist housing in Baltimore - not all information is up to date.
Website: http://www.baltimoreartisthousing.com/

Curley School Artisan Apartments - Ajo, AZ
The Curley School Artisan Apartments is a live/work space program run by International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA). Located in a converted historic public school in Ajo, Arizona, the residence is comprised of 30 affordable live/work rentals for artists, artisans and creative home businesses.
Mailing Address:
201 W Esperanza Ave, Office
Ajo, AZ 85321
Phone: 520-387-8988
Website: http://www.curleyschool.com/

Common Ground - New York & Connecticut
Common Ground is a nonprofit organization that creates affordable housing for low-income individuals, including artists, in New York and Connecticut.
Mailing Address:
505 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 389-9300
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.commonground.org/

Gypsy Housing - New York
Facebook group for performing artists seeking housing or subletters New York City, especially on a short-term basis. Facebook users must request group membership to post.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gypsyhousing/

Indy Indie Artist Colony - Indianapolis
Indy Indie Artist Colony is the largest artist community in the state of Indiana. It has 72 artist live/work spaces starting at $420/month, an on-site art gallery, and many features geared towards artists. The community is reserved for active artists.
Mailing Address:
26 East 14th Street
Indianapolis IN, 46202.
Phone: (317) 322-1322
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://indyindieartist.com/

Listings Project
The Listings Project is a free weekly email of real estate (live and/or work) and opportunities listings focused on the creative community that the artist Stephanie Diamond puts together. While there is a fee to post on the Listings Project, there is no cost to receive the weekly email. It is sent out every Wednesday morning. Though the service is open to posters anywhere, most listings are for New York City.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.listingsproject.com/

New York City Loft Tenants (NYCLT)
NYCLT is organized by loft tenants for loft tenants to educate newcomers, advocate for tenants’ rights and improve the 2010 NYC Loft Law.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://nyclofttenants.org/

Online directory of government and nonprofit rental assistance programs for both immediate and long-term needs, organized by city and state.

St. Joe Lofts - New Orleans
St. Joe Lofts offers affordable, income-restricted housing for artists, as well as exhibition and event space.
Mailing Address:
923 Constance Street
New Orleans,LA 70130
Phone: (504) 304-9669
Website: http://stjoelofts.com/

United States Department of Housing and Development Rental Assistance
This is the main hub for rental assistance, with information on public housing, tenant rights, and other federal housing programs across the country.
Mailing Address:
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1112
Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance

Westbeth Artists’ Housing provides affordable living and working spaces for artists and their families. The artists of Westbeth range from emerging to well-established and represent a wide variety of disciplines. They include painters, writers, photographers, filmmakers, poets, sculptors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, etc, who have chosen the arts as their life’s work.
Mailing Address:
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 691-1500
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://westbeth.org/

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