Testimony / Support

Testimony to the N.Y. State Assembly Standing Committee on Social Services

Oct. 26, 2022
Thank you, Chair Rosenthal, and members of the Committee on Social Services for the opportunity to submit written testimony on behalf of New Destiny. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a New York City-based nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. […]

Letter To New York City Leaders on “City that Says ‘Yes’

Aug. 23, 2022
Dear Mayor Adams, Speaker Adams, and Borough Presidents Fossella, Gibson, Levine, Reynoso, and Richards. At the end of the first six months of this administration we have a housing plan, a valuable product of hard work and collaboration. We also have a vision for how equitable development can work in New York — a vision of a […]

Testimony to the NYC Council Committee on Women and Gender Equity

June 14, 2022
Thank you, Chair Cabán and members of the City Council Women and Gender Equity Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a New York City-based nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. We build […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare

May 3, 2022
Thank you, Deputy Speaker Ayala and members of the City Council General Welfare Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony on behalf of New Destiny Housing. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. […]

Memorandum of Support
A6207B Rosenthal / S7157A Parker

May 9, 2022
New Destiny Housing Corporation strongly supports A6207B / S7157A, which would amend the public service law and the general business law to require the release of individuals from utility, phone, and television contracts in instances of domestic violence. We commend the Senate for passing S7157A on April 26, 2022, and urge […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings

March 14, 2022
Thank you, Chairperson Sanchez and members of the City Council Housing and Buildings Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. We build and manage supportive, affordable […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare

March 9, 2022
Thank you, Chairperson Ayala and members of the City Council General Welfare Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. We build and manage supportive, affordable housing […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Women and Gender Equity

February 22, 2022
Thank you, Chairperson Cabán and members of the City Council Women and Gender Equity Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony at this hearing. Founded in 1994, New Destiny is a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. We build […]

Testimony to the NYC Council Committee on Women and Gender Equity jointly with Committee on General Welfare

November 29, 2021
Thank you, Chairperson Diaz, Chairperson Levin, and members of the City Council Women and Gender Equity and General Welfare Committees for the opportunity to submit written testimony at this hearing. New Destiny Housing is a 27-year-old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare

September 15, 2021
Thank you, Chairperson Levin and members of the City Council General Welfare Committee for the opportunity to submit written testimony on behalf of New Destiny. New Destiny Housing is a 27-year-old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness. We develop new affordable housing with voluntary on-site services and […]

Comments on HRA Proposed Amendments of Rental Assistance Program Rules

August 30, 2021
New Destiny Housing commends New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and Mayor de Blasio for choosing to immediately increase the maximum rents for CityFHEPS to the Section 8 levels, as well as creating a project-based version of CityFHEPS. While these enhancements make CityFHEPS more effective, New Destiny urges the agency to […]

Memorandum of Support — S6853A (Kavanagh)

June 7, 2021
New Destiny Housing Corporation supports the passage of S6853A and the introduction and passage of a same-as legislation in the Assembly. S6853A would maximize the effectiveness of several critical programs that aim to prevent homelessness and increase housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. New Destiny Housing is a 27-year-old nonprofit […]

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Finance on the Executive Budget for FY 2022

By Gabriela Sandoval Requena Senior Policy Analyst at New Destiny Housing
May 25, 2021
Thank you, Chairperson Dromm and members of the City Council Committee on Finance, for the opportunity to submit written testimony at this Executive Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2022. New Destiny Housing is a 27-year-old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle […]

Advocacy News

From its inception, New Destiny has advocated to ensure that domestic violence survivors and families have access to permanent housing resources, and data has always been an important element of this work. Through two recent grants, from the American Heart Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund and Trinity Church Wall Street, we have launched a […]

Testimony to the NYC Council Budget and Oversight Hearings on The Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Published March 17, 2021 Updated May 11, 2021 by Gabriela Sandoval Requena Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Preliminary Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2022 on behalf of New Destiny Housing, a 27-year-old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness by connecting families to safe, permanent housing […]

Testimony to Joint Hearing by NYC Council Committee on General Welfare and Committee on Civil and Human Rights

September 15, 2020
Presented by Alyssa Keil Director, HousingLink, New Destiny Housing Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. New Destiny Housing is a 26-year old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness by connecting families to safe, permanent housing and services. New Destiny supports all of the legislation introduced […]

Testimony to Joint Hearing by Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget

May 21, 2020
Presented by Brenda Tong, Deputy Executive Director, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Hearing regarding the capital budget of fiscal year 2021 on behalf of New Destiny Housing, a 26-year old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness by […]

Testimony to Joint Hearing by Committee on Women and Gender Equity and The Committee on Public Safety

May 1, 2020
Presented by Alyssa Keil, Director, HousingLink, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic violence in New York City.  My name is Alyssa Keil and I am the Director of HousingLink at New Destiny Housing Corporation, a 26-year old […]

Testimony of New Destiny at the Joint Hearing Committees on Housing & Buildings and Oversight and Investigation

Re: Int 1757-2019 A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to modifications to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development housing portal
January 13, 2020
Presented by Carol Corden, Executive Director Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Oversight Hearing regarding updates […]

Testimony at NYC Council Joint Hearing by Committee on General Welfare and the Committee on Women’s Issues

September 19, 2019
Presented by Alyssa Keil, Director of HousingLink, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Oversight Hearing for New York City Human Resource Administration’s (HRA) Domestic Violence Shelter System. My name is Alyssa Keil and I am the Director of HousingLink at New Destiny Housing, […]

Testimony by Carol Corden on NYC Council bill Intro. 1211

January 14, 2019
Testimony of New Destiny Housing Corporation Committee on Housing and Buildings – Int. 1211-2018
Submitted by Carol Corden, Executive Director, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony to the Committee on Housing and Buildings hearing on Intro. 1211. My name is Carol Corden and I am the […]

Testimony at a hearing on the NYC 15/15 Initiative

From Carol Corden, Executive Director: On April 24, 2018, I testified at a hearing on the NYC 15/15 Initiative conducted by the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, which is the de Blasio Administration’s 2014 commitment to developing 15,000 units of supportive housing over the next 15 years. My testimony addressed who is […]

Testimony to City Council to Address the Homelessness Crisis

Mar 1, 2018 Carol Corden, New Destiny’s Executive Director, presented the following testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare hearing on HPD’s Coordination with New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) to Address the Homelessness Crisis