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Who We Are

Since 1994 New Destiny has been the only organization in NYC focused on long-term solutions for helping families break the cycle of violence by  building safe affordable housing and providing housing services.

Who We Are

New Destiny is a New York City nonprofit founded in 1994 to provide housing and services to one of the City's most vulnerable homeless populations – victims of domestic violence and their children. We are committed to increasing permanent housing options for domestic violence survivors by building affordable housing and improving their access to existing housing resources.

New Destiny's mission is to end the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services.

With nearly one-third of all homeless families in New York City citing domestic violence as the cause of their homelessness, the need for permanent housing with services is greater than ever before. Without access to affordable permanent housing domestic violence survivors remain homeless – entering the general homeless system, risking their safety by doubling up with friends or family or worse still, returning to their abusers.

New Destiny ...


New Destiny has...

  • Developed 15 properties that house over 1,000 people each year
  • Owns and manages 11 properties with over 400 families
  • Pioneered a housing model that incorporates on-site services for homeless families coming from the domestic violence shelter system
  • Provides critical information on the various NYC subsidy programs and on finding affordable housing that is accessed by 140,000 individuals each year
  • Created two programs to directly connect domestic violence survivors with safe affordable privately-owned apartments.

New Destiny has been recognized for its excellence in affordable housing by:

  • Supportive Housing Network of New York – Residence of the Year Award (2014)
  • Bank of America – Neighborhood Builder (2011)
  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing (2011)
  • TD Bank – Housing For Everyone (2010)
  • Andrew Heiskell Community Renaissance Award from Enterprise Community Partners (2009)
  • Top Women in Real Estate award from Tri-State Real Estate Magazine (2008)

Domestic violence is a leading cause of
homelessness for women & children