Domestic violence is a major generator of family homelessness in New York City – at least 30% of families using New York City shelters are fleeing domestic abuse. To reduce family homelessness, we must increase the permanent housing available to low-income domestic violence survivors who are otherwise likely to cycle in and out of shelter — or return to their abuser.
New Destiny is excited to announce the start of construction for The Bryant, which will provide safe affordable apartments for 37 families made homeless by domestic violence.
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. The building will include a multi-purpose room for resident meetings and events, a children’s room, a landscaped backyard with a children’s play area, a laundry room overlooking a green roof and offices for support services staff.
The Bryant will offer on-site services, funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, tailored to the needs of families with recent histories of domestic abuse. Services will include safety planning, counseling, job readiness assistance, financial planning, and children and family programming to help families heal and move forward with their lives.
Our thanks to funders for this project — New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Authority, Hudson Housing Capital, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.