Reimagining Domestic Violence Services

By Carol Corden, Executive Director Recently, Governor Cuomo released the final report of the COVID-19 Domestic Violence Task Force, comprised of 27 national experts in domestic violence. The report set out to reimagine a more survivor-centered and culturally competent world for domestic violence survivors seeking services. The Task Force identified solutions that place the needs […]


Join Us – Take Action

By Carol Corden, Executive Director Since New Destiny’s launch, advocating for stable housing for low-income domestic violence survivors has been baked into our work. We recognized that homeless victims of domestic violence in New York City, disproportionately women of color, were a large but invisible segment of the homeless population without equal access to programs […]


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 to Joint Hearing by Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget

May 21, 2020 Presented by Brenda Tong, Deputy Executive Director, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Hearing regarding the capital budget of fiscal year 2021 on behalf of New Destiny Housing, a 26-year old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness by […]


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 […]