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 […]

The Bryant Summer 2020 Update

Our new Executive Director, Nicole Branca, center, and our housing development team – Joan Beck, Director, Housing Development (3rd from right), and Richard Conley, Senior Director, Real Estate (far left) – joined architect Magnusson Architecture and Planning and general contractor G.P. Group at The Bryant, our 62-unit service-enriched affordable housing project under construction in the […]

Introducing our new Executive Director

We are excited to share that Nicole Branca, Associate Commissioner, Community Services, at the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), has been selected as New Destiny’s next Executive Director. She will begin her tenure on August 10, when Carol Corden, our Executive Director will be stepping down after 23 years of leading New Destiny. We […]

A Milestone – Topping Off The Bryant

We are just days away from “topping off” The Bryant — our 62‑unit service-enriched affordable project under construction in the Bronx. Construction now turns to the interior including partitioning and framing out the apartments and installing kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Thirty-seven apartments at The Bryant will be set aside for homeless domestic violence survivors coming […]

Construction at The Bryant

Construction at The Bryant, our 62-unit project currently under construction in the Bronx is making great progress. We’ve reached the 7th floor with one more floor to go. Inside they are framing the rooms, and installing bathtubs and door frames on some of the lower floors.

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 […]