Housing and Community Services



At SCAP, we support, stabilize and empower people to build on their resources so they may, in time, become self-supporting.

Same Quality Service at any of our 4 Locations.


Schenectady Community Action Program
913 Albany Street | Schenectady, NY 12307
Monday-Friday | 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday until 6:30 pm

Ellis Health Center, Nurse Navigator’s Office
600 McClellan Street | Schenectady, NY 12304
Monday-Friday | 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Avenue | Schenectady, NY 12305
Wednesdays | 10:30 am-6:30 pm

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue | Schenectady, NY 12305
Hours: Please Call for availability. Fall and spring semesters. For students and faculty only.


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Beginning Monday, Nov. 14th, SCAP’s Housing and Community Services will begin completing applications for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). In addition to our office at 913 Albany Street, applications can also be completed at any of our off-site locations including, SCCC, Hometown Health, Ellis Health Center McClellan Campus, and the Schenectady County Public Library. See above for a complete list of our locations and hours of operation. For additional information regarding the program please call 518.374.9181.

Check here to see documentation requirements.


Throughout our programs, we offer an integrated approach to case management and supportive services which gives our customers seamless access to SCAP’s continuum of services.This approach ensures the best possible outcomes for those we serve!


Community Resource Network (CRN) – SCAP Community Resource Navigators provide front-line help to stabilize individuals and families in crisis and prevent future crises by securing needed resources. CRN partners include: SCAP, City Mission, Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM), Catholic Charities of Schenectady County, and the YWCA of NENY.


Homeless Prevention and Court Advocacy -We keep tenants and landlords out of eviction court, keep people in their homes and prevent homelessness through advocacy, mediation between landlord and tenant, intervention with City Court evictions, and securing resources to help both the tenant and landlord.

Sojourn House – Transitional supportive housing for homeless women with children, and homeless pregnant women. This home is a safe, nurturing and stable environment where women can work toward achieving their goals. We emphasize finding and maintaining permanent housing, development of life and parenting skills, and career planning. Meals are provided and the house is staffed 24/7.

Permanent Housing Program – Serves homeless families where an adult family member suffers from a disability such as mental illness, substance abuse or AIDS/HIV. Families receive stable, permanent housing, while developing the skills needed to become self-reliant and focusing on career planning.

Supportive Housing Solutions – Assists chronically homeless individuals and families who have a history of substance abuse or mental health problems. Our case managers link customers to permanent housing, mental health and/or addiction treatment services, legal assistance, employment services, or other community resources.

Home Connections – Serves DSS referrals to stabilize and link homeless families who are temporarily sheltered in motels with permanent housing.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Provides free income tax preparation services.

Additional Services:

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Contact SCAP:
Walk-ins are welcome
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.