Welcome CityFHEPS…Farewell LINC 1, 2, 4, and 5; CityFEPS; and SEPS
By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager; and Alyssa Keil, Director, HousingLink On October 29, New York City launched a new rental assistance program – CityFHEPS – that consolidates existing rental programs. CityFHEPS goal is to simplify and streamline the processes required to apply for, receive, and utilize city housing vouchers. But what […]
Helping Children to Heal
Many of the children who live in our buildings are coping with both the trauma of having witnessed domestic violence, and having been homeless. To help them heal, we use a trauma-informed approach to service delivery including one-on-one assessments, counseling and group activities and workshops for adults and children.
The fourth floor plank for The Jennings is set and the masonry is in progress. It’s so exciting to see our newest affordable housing project in the Bronx going up! The Jennings will be an eight-story, 54,000 square foot, affordable housing project with 42 apartments – nine 1-bedroom, thirty-two 2-bedroom and one 3-bedroom apartment.
Laying a Foundation of Support part 2
Our housing development team was thrilled to share these photos of the first planks being laid at The Jennings. The planks are made of prefabricated planks of concrete that form the floors and ceilings. The Jennings will be an eight-story, 54,000 square foot, affordable housing project with 42 apartments – nine 1-bedroom, thirty-two 2-bedroom and one […]
Economic Abuse as a Barrier for Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Housing
By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager At a recent conference sponsored by Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, I participated in a panel on consumer debt, addressing issues related to economic abuse and domestic violence. Economic abuse is a common type of abuse among survivors of domestic violence; identity theft […]
HousingLink: A Model for Reducing Family Homelessness
New Destiny’s innovative rapid rehousing program, HousingLink, has been found by an independent evaluator to be “an innovative, promising practice” which should be sustained and scaled up with increased staffing: “HousingLink has proven that it could scale up, serve more families and be sustainable. Compared to the costs of housing a family in shelter, HousingLink […]
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
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