Our permanent housing provides on-site services through the Family Support Program. Services are tailored to the needs of families with recent histories of domestic abuse. Support includes counseling, job readiness assistance, financial planning, children and family programming to help families rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient.
Located in the Bronx, this 62 unit project is designed to create a safe, stable community for homeless domestic violence survivors who have had to flee familiar neighborhoods, as well as family and friends to become safe. Thirty-seven apartments at The Corden are set aside for survivors coming from domestic violence shelters. Completed in the fall of 2021, The Corden has staff offices, a large room for group activities, a children’s room, and secure outdoor space that includes a play area for younger children. On-site services are provided by our Family Support Program including safety planning, job readiness assistance, financial planning, and children and family programming.
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A joint venture with Georgica Green Ventures, Raven Hall includes 216 affordable and moderate-income rental apartments, retail space and a parking garage. Located in Brooklyn, 77 of the units are reserved for families coming directly from domestic violence shelters. The building has a tenant lounge and children’s playroom for program activities, fitness center, second lounge, outdoor terrace for the use of all tenants, and offices for our Family Support Program staff. Opened in spring 2022.
Located in #Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood, Raven Hall includes 216 #affordable apartments & ground floor retail space. Seventy-seven apartments are reserved for families experiencing #homelessness. pic.twitter.com/ODYtvCGRtJ
— NYS HCR (@NYSHCR) April 8, 2022
A joint venture with BFC Partners, The Kira is a 21-story affordable rental project with 139 residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space. Located in Queens, 69 of the units are reserved for families coming directly from domestic violence shelters. The building will have a large multi-purpose room for resident meetings, program events, and workshops; library/computer room; children’s room; and offices for our Family Support Program staff. A secure outdoor space, including a play area for younger children, is available in the ground floor. Completed in the fall of 2021.
Opened in the fall 2019, The Jennings has 42 affordable 1, 2 and 3-bedrooom apartments. Located in the Bronx, 23 of the units are reserved for families coming directly from the domestic violence shelters. The building includes a secure outdoor play area, laundry room, common room, lounge and offices for our Family Support Program staff.
The Morris is a 39-unit affordable residence in the Bronx with studio,1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for low-income individuals and families, with half of the units reserved for homeless families coming directly from the domestic violence shelters. The Morris includes a secure backyard, laundry room, common room, and offices for our Family Support Program staff.
Bainbridge Manor has 23 units that are affordable to low-income households, with half of the units reserved for homeless families coming directly from the domestic violence shelter system. The building features studio and 2-bedroom units, a secure backyard with a children’s play area, laundry room, common room, computer room, children’s indoor playroom, and program staff offices.
Bainbridge Manor meets the requirements of NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program and Enterprise’s Green Communities Program.
This 41-unit building located near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx features studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, program offices for the Family Support Program, a beautiful common room and indoor children’s room, a fully landscaped backyard and play area. The building is home to low-income households and families from the domestic violence shelter system.
Located in the Northwest Bronx, this 38 unit building includes program offices, a common room,a computer room, and a landscaped backyard. Twenty-three units are set aside for domestic violence survivors coming from shelter, with the remainder rented to low-income working households.
Marcello Manor meets the requirements of NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program and Enterprise’s Green Communities Program.
Bridge Community consists of four buildings with 36 affordable units that New Destiny originally renovated in 1989, 1999 and 2005. In 2017-18, the buildings were substantially rehabilitated to ensure their future as viable affordable rental projects. Building-wide renovations included new roofs, joist replacement as needed, new/improved lighting and upgrades/repairs in public areas, masonry repairs, new heating systems, security cameras and new landscaping including the addition of a children’s play area. Apartment upgrades included new bath and kitchen fixtures, new appliances, floor replacements, tiling and painting.
Utilizing NYC’s Inclusionary Zoning Program, New Destiny partnered with World Wide Group to renovate a five-story elevator building with eight affordable apartments – four studio and four 2-bedroom units. The building is named in memory of Matthew Gottsegen, a former member of New Destiny’s Board of Directors, who provided pro bono design services critical to the development of this project.
Projects in Development
Highgarden Tower is New Destiny’s first project outside of New York City. Located in New Rochelle, Westchester, the project, a joint venture with Georgica Green Ventures, will be a 21-story affordable housing development with 219 affordable rental units, with 77 units reserved for homeless families headed by domestic violence survivors. The building will include two community lounges, gym, children’s playroom, outdoor community deck and playground, parking garage, and offices for our Family Support Program staff. Construction completion is projected to be 2023.
Joint venture partner: Georgica Green Ventures
Architect: Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Contractor: West 20th Construction LLC
Funders: NYS HFA LIHTC and tax-exempt bonds, NYS ESSHI, NYS SHOP, Federal Housing Trust Fund, Bank of America
Investor: Bank of America
Attorney (New Destiny): Hirschen Singer & Epstein
A renovation of an existing structure, Lily House will have 30 units for homeless families coming directly from domestic violence shelters. Lily House will include a large community room for tenant meetings and activities and children’s activities, private offices and a small conference room for Family Support Program staff, and laundry rooms. The rear yard will have a playground for young children and passive seating areas for adults and children. Construction completion is projected to be Fall 2023.
Developer/Owner: New Destiny Housing
Architect: EQ Architecture
Funders: NYS HHAC/HHAP, Community Preservation Corporation, NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative