Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility/Interfaith Council for Affordable Residence (SHORE/ICARE) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop innovative permanent housing for low-income and homeless families in imminent danger of homelessness in Westchester County, New York.

SHORE/ICARE is the only agency in Westchester County that builds and renovates homes to provide permanent housing for homeless families.

SHORE/ICARE exists to assist families struggling to overcome the challenges of poverty and homelessness. We work with families as they create their own unique path to a more fulfilling, healthy, and independent life. Striving to never turn anyone away, we enlist the generosity of a caring community through donations and volunteerism.

What we do

Building and Renovating Homes

  • SHORE/ICARE builds new multi-family homes or purchases and renovates properties to provide affordable rental apartments for homeless families or families about to become homeless.
  • 21 families are currently housed in SHORE homes... most are single mothers.
  • Families are recommended by local nonprofit agencies.
  • SHORE/ICARE currently operates:
    • 14 rental units in White Plains
    • 1 two-family home in Ardsley
    • 3 two-family homes in Mamaroneck and Larchmont managed with ICARE (Interfaith Council for Affordable Residence).

Providing Support for Homeless Families

  • SHORE/ICARE supplies donated furniture and appliances to homeless families when they move into their new apartments.
  • SHORE/ICARE subsidizes rent for many families to ensure they can remain stably housed.
  • SHORE/ICARE pays for utility bills, insurance, and home maintenance for many of the families in our rental units.
  • SHORE/ICARE provides a Case Manager to offer counseling and guidance (financial, information about public assistance, etc.) to tenants who need it.

Advocating to Eliminate Homelessness

  • SHORE/ICARE advocates with government and other organizations to create affordable housing by documenting and reporting problems of homelessness.
  • SHORE/ICARE supports other local nonprofit agencies and programs that help homeless individuals with housing needs.