Statement on Eric Adams Winning as the Next NYC Mayor

New Destiny Housing congratulates Eric Adams on winning the New York City mayoral election. Our city is currently facing a number of formidable challenges, including a homelessness crisis that is only getting worse as eviction rates escalate. Given that families are the largest segment of the homeless population in the City, and over 40% of […]

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 […]

New – Our First Project in Queens

Rising 21 stories, our first affordable rental project in Queens is nearing completion. With 139 residential units, the project, located in transportation rich Jamaica, will have 69 units reserved for families coming directly from NYC domestic violence shelters. Building amenities include multi-purpose residents’ lounge, children’s room, library/computer room, and secure outdoor space with a children’s […]

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 […]

New Board Members

W are proud to announce the appointment of Mark Jacobson, the founder and Managing Director of LegalSearch, Inc., and Blanca Ramirez, Vice President of Acquisition and Origination at New York-based Hudson Housing Capital, to the New Destiny board of directors. Blanca Ramirez is Vice President of Acquisition and Origination at New York-based Hudson Housing Capital […]

The Bryant – new construction photos

In time for the cold weather, much of the construction on The Bryant has moved indoors. Masonry work is in progress, windows, metal panels and sheetrock are being installed, and electrical and plumbing work are ongoing. Slated to be finished summer 2021, The Bryant will have 62 units with 37 units for households headed by […]

The Bryant Summer 2020 Update

Our new Executive Director, Nicole Branca, center, and our housing development team – Joan Beck, Director, Housing Development (3rd from right), and Richard Conley, Senior Director, Real Estate (far left) – joined architect Magnusson Architecture and Planning and general contractor G.P. Group at The Bryant, our 62-unit service-enriched affordable housing project under construction in the […]

America’s Two Pandemics

This has been an incredibly difficult week for our city and country. The murder of George Floyd was wrenching to watch – and made worse by the fact that it is only the latest in a long line of black deaths at the hands of the police. We have all been focused on the public […]

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 […]

Statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

We applaud Governor Cuomo’s commitment to addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors and homeless individuals and families in his 2020 State of the State address. New Destiny has long advocated for the inclusion of households headed by domestic violence as a target population in both New York State and New York City affordable housing […]