62 units of supportive, affordable housing with 37 units dedicated
to homeless families headed by domestic violence survivors
New York State Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Assembly Member Kenny Burgos and Brenda McAteer, Assistant Director, Bureau of Housing & Support Services, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance joined New Destiny board members, colleagues, and staff in celebrating the opening of The Corden.
Designed to meet the needs of families and homeless domestic violence survivors, The Corden has 62 affordable units, with 37 units set aside for homeless domestic violence survivors, and offers on-site services including counseling, case management, children’s and family programming, and job readiness coaching to foster housing stability and safety. Built with energy efficient appliances and fixtures, amenities include a multi-purpose program space, children’s activities room, staff offices, a library, secure landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area, and laundry room.
Previously named The Bryant, we are thrilled to rename the building, The Corden, in honor of Carol Corden, who retired in 2020 after 24 years as New Destiny’s Executive Director and a lifetime dedicated to creating affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers.
As we climb out of the pandemic and begin to grapple with its long-term effects on housing stability, supportive housing for families and low-income domestic violence survivors like The Corden, is more important than ever. By offering on-site services, we can ensure that tenants have the tools they need to build secure futures for themselves and their children.
Our thanks to project funders New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank DB Share, tax credit syndicator Hudson Housing Capital, and HSBC as investor.
And thanks to everyone who contributed to our Lasting Legacy donor wall.
Rob Kim/bengabbephotography.com – top row, left and right; ribbon cutting; bottom row, all
Magnusson Architecture and Planning – building exterior
Brian Berkowitz Photo – top row, center