Students in Temporary Housing

The law requires that students living in temporary housing have:

  • the same public education; and
  • the same educational services

as students with permanent housing.

Get Help

We have an office that can help families who live in temporary housing. To get you to the right person, we’ll need to know what district you live in now.

Find your District

Call 311 and ask for a representative. Tell them:

  • you are looking for the school district; and
  • where you are currently living.

 Or go to Find a School and:

  • Type your current address
  • Click Search

Connect with an Expert

Once you know your district, you can reach out to the person who works with it. Below is a list—by borough and district—of our staff.

Bronx

Districts

7, 9, 10
Stephanie Dyer
One Fordham Plaza
Room 816
Bronx, NY 10458
718-741-7783

Districts

8, 11, 12
Rebekha Askew
1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 6
Bronx, NY 10462
718-828-2644

Brooklyn

Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 31

Wayne Harris
131 Livingston Street, Floor 4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-935-3562

Districts 19, 23, 32

Iris Gersten
131 Livingston Street, Floor 4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
646-784-5802

Districts 17, 18, 20, 21, 22

Charlene Mitchell
1780 Ocean Avenue, Room 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-758-7722

Manhattan

 

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Cecilio (Bo) Diaz
333 Seventh Avenue, Floor 7
NY, NY 10001
917-339-1698

Queens

Districts 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Linda Wilson
28-11 Queens Plaza North
LIC, NY 11101
718-391-6849

District 75, Special Education

Michelle Marcel
400 First Avenue, Room 114
NY, NY 10010
212-802-1579

Joan E. Boreland
400 First Avenue, Room 715
NY, NY 10010
917-256-3320 ext. 4365

District 79

Bronx

Linda Cervantes
Bronx Regional HS
1010 Rev. Polite Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
718-518-3320 ext. 4365

Manhattan

Zully Tejada
Alternative Learning Complex
269 West 35 Street
NY, NY 10018
212 244-1274 ext. 112

Brooklyn

Millie Velasquez
Marcy Avenue Complex
832 Marcy Avenue
Brooklyn, 11216
718-636-5770 ext. 2047

Deborah Rosen
Center for High School Alternatives 69 Schermerhorn Brooklyn, 11217
718-935-9457 ext. 1040

Queens

Samara Mohamed
Jamaica Learning Center
162-02 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-739-2100 ext. 5006

Staten Island

Melissa Galli
St. George
450 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-273-3225 ext.120

Students in Temporary Housing Central Staff

Katherine Marshall-Polite, Executive Director
1230 Zerega Avenue, Room 6
Bronx, NY 10462
718-828-2208

Bak Harris, Senior Program Manager
One Fordham Plaza, Room 816
Bronx, NY 10458
646-416-0364

Winnie Tjioe, Senior Data Analyst
131 Livingston Street, Floor 4
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-935-4939

Marygrace Ponzio, Program Coordinator
28-11 Queens Plaza North
LIC, NY 11101
718-391-6845

Shaquieta Boyd, Queens Program Manager
28-11 Queens Plaza North
LIC, NY 11101
718-391-6843

Contacts

  • NYC Department of Youth & Community Development offers drop-in centers, runaway and homeless youth resources.
  • Student Enrollment: Visit a Family Welcome Center (see link below) or call 718-935-2009
  • Office for Family Engagement and Advocacy call 212-374-4118 or email: FACE@schools.nyc.gov to find your schools parent advocate and ask about parent programs.
  • Special Education Hotline 718-935-2007
  • Know your rights regarding McKinney Vento Homeless Act: 800-388-2014
  • Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) 718-392-8855 For information about yellow buses.
  • State Program Associate for the NYS Education Department Melanie P. Faby 518-473-0295 Fax 518-486-1762

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