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 […]


Raven Hall – new construction photos

Going up in Brooklyn – Raven Hall, our joint venture with Georgica Green Ventures, a 216-unit building that will have 77 of the units reserved for households coming directly from New York City domestic violence shelters. The building, designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group, will have two tenant lounges and children’s playroom for program activities, […]


NYC’s Next Mayor Must Seek ‘Transformative’ Solutions to Address Family Homelessness Crisis

by Raysa Rodriguez, Michelle Mulcahy, Nicole Branca Published in City Limits, May 5, 2021 When most people think of homelessness in New York City, they likely think of a single adult, usually a man, on a sidewalk or subway. But the majority of New York City’s homeless population are women with children in shelter, and […]


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 […]


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 presented by Gabriela Sandoval Requena at the New York City Council Budget and Oversight Hearings on The Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Published March 17, 2021 Updated May 11, 2021 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 and services. My name […]


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 […]