Testimony of New Destiny at the Joint Hearing Committees on Housing & Buildings and Oversight and Investigation

Re: Int 1757-2019 A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to modifications to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development housing portal January 13, 2020 Presented by Carol Corden, Executive Director Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Oversight Hearing regarding updates […]


Annual PIT count: What it says about homelessness

The recently released Point in Time (PIT) count from the U.S. Department of Housing and Preservation provides valuable information about who is homeless in the United States – information that shapes the conversation around resource allocation. The 2019 PIT count shows that homeless domestic violence survivors were again the third largest sub-population – with 6,056 […]


Statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

We applaud Governor Cuomo’s commitment to addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors and homeless individuals and families in his 2020 State of the State address. New Destiny has long advocated for the inclusion of households headed by domestic violence as a target population in both New York State and New York City affordable housing […]


Family Homlessness Coalition

We’re excited to share the launch of the Family Homelessness Coalition website. The Coalition is a group of 16 organizations united to end family homelessness in New York City and improve the well-being of children and families in and leaving shelters. New Destiny was an original co-convener of the Coalition and remains a leader in […]


Celebrating The Jennings

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 […]


HousingLink, our innovative rapid rehousing program, has placed its 100th survivor in a safe, high quality apartment.

At a celebration of this milestone, Kayla, a HousingLink client, shared her story of fleeing abuse and finding safety: “Having an apartment means having a home, a blessing, a stable foundation, a comfort zone where we can be ourselves and feel safe. It’s the base for everything!” A partnership with the Mayor’s Office to End […]


Testimony at New York City Council Joint Hearing by Committee on General Welfare and the Committee on Women’s Issues

September 19, 2019 Presented by Alyssa Keil, Director of HousingLink, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at this Joint Oversight Hearing for New York City Human Resource Administration’s (HRA) Domestic Violence Shelter System. My name is Alyssa Keil and I am the Director of HousingLink at New Destiny Housing, […]


HousingLink Orientation – understanding affordable housing options

By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager HousingLink, New Destiny’s innovative rapid rehousing program based at the New York City Family Justice Centers (FJCs), now offers group orientations on affordable housing for domestic violence survivors who are clients at the FJCs. Topics include affordable housing options, potential barriers to securing an apartment, and […]


Going Up: The Finale

Nearly completed! Construction of The Jennings, our newest affordable housing project in the Bronx, is in its final stages, with tenants moving in this fall. Twenty-three of the 42 apartments in The Jennings will provide new homes for homeless families headed by domestic violence survivors who are in a NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) shelter. […]


The Bryant – now underway in the Bronx

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 […]