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 23 units set-aside for homeless domestic violence survivors, and offers on-site services including counseling, case management, children and family programming, and job readiness coaching to foster housing stability and safety. Built with energy efficient appliances and fixtures, The Jenning’s amenities include a multi-purpose program space, staff offices, a library/computer room, secure landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area, and laundry room.
“Domestic violence victims must often choose between living in dangerous situations or becoming homeless. This beautiful new building will provide a safe beginning for families fleeing domestic violence. And, the availability of on-site services will ensure that tenants have the tools they need to build secure futures for themselves and their children,” said Carol Corden, our Executive Director. “With the support of our many funders and an excellent development team, we have created a beautiful building with rents affordable to very low-income and previously homeless tenants. Thanks to a grant from New York State, we can offer on-site services to ensure that our tenants have the resources needed to build secure futures for themselves and their children.”
Support for The Jennings is provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Enterprise Community Partners, TD Bank, Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYCERS, Community Preservation Corporation, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Deutsche Bank and NYSERDA.
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