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 […]


New Destiny Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Vaughn Burke Le Duc Safarov is Chief Global Human Resources Officer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the world’s premier law firms. As the firm leader responsible for its business personnel globally, Mr. Burke Le Duc Safarov creates strategies and implementation paradigms for efficient and cost-effective business growth, and oversees all […]


Univision interview with Gabriela Sandoval Requena, Senior Policy Analyst

In this interview, Gabriela discusses the increase in the New York State FHEPS vouchers and how this will benefit New Yorkers who are homeless, or at risk of losing a home, and victims of domestic violence.


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 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 […]


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 […]