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 […]


Update – How We are Making a Difference

By Carol Corden, Executive Director As New Destiny adapts to the rapid changes resulting from COVID-19, I want to share how we are working to meet the needs of domestic violence survivors. We continue to monitor legislation and policies that impact low-income families and homeless domestic violence survivors and to update our Housing Resource Center  to […]


How We are Helping During COVID-19

By Carol Corden, Executive Director As the coronavirus spreads and most of our staff has moved to remote work, I wanted to share an update on the measures that New Destiny has implemented to maintain programming for the vulnerable individuals and families we serve. We are communicating through email, phone and text messaging so that we […]


FAQ on COVID-19 and NYC affordable housing

By Gina Cappuccitti, Assistant Director, HousingLink We’ve put together some answers to questions you may have regarding how COVID-19/coronavirus may impact renting an affordable apartment and accessing documents. Is there guidance on getting documents for rental applications?  If you rely on going in-person to get documents from financial institutions, employers, etc., work on learning how […]


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 […]


Annual PIT count: What it says about homelessness

The recently released Point in Time (PIT) count from the U.S. Department of Housing and Preservation provides valuable information about who is homeless in the United States – information that shapes the conversation around resource allocation. The 2019 PIT count shows that homeless domestic violence survivors were again the third largest sub-population – with 6,056 […]


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 […]


Family Homlessness Coalition

We’re excited to share the launch of the Family Homelessness Coalition website. The Coalition is a group of 16 organizations united to end family homelessness in New York City and improve the well-being of children and families in and leaving shelters. New Destiny was an original co-convener of the Coalition and remains a leader in […]


Celebrating The Jennings

New Destiny was joined by supporters and colleagues to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed service-enriched affordable housing project – The Jennings – located in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx. Built and designed to meet the needs of families and homeless domestic violence survivors, The Jennings provides 42 affordable units, with […]


HousingLink, our innovative rapid rehousing program, has placed its 100th survivor in a safe, high quality apartment.

At a celebration of this milestone, Kayla, a HousingLink client, shared her story of fleeing abuse and finding safety: “Having an apartment means having a home, a blessing, a stable foundation, a comfort zone where we can be ourselves and feel safe. It’s the base for everything!” A partnership with the Mayor’s Office to End […]