Family Homeless Coalition Statement on FY20 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 STATEMENT BY FAMILY HOMELESSNESS COALITION RE: BUDGET ADOPTION FY20 “On behalf of the Family Homelessness Coalition, we applaud Speaker Johnson and members of the City Council for prioritizing the needs of homeless children and families.  We are particularly pleased that the Adopted Budget for FY20 increases and baselines […]

Going Up! Part 2

We are just a few months away from completion of our newest service-enriched affordable project – The Jennings. Located in the Bronx, The Jennings will have 42 apartments, with 23 set-aside for domestic violence survivors coming from a domestic violence shelter. Shown in these photos are preparations for the building’s courtyard, the common room and […]

HousingLink: Paving a Path to Home

By Gina Cappuccitti, HousingLink Coordinator Survivors seeking services through HousingLink often come to their first meeting having already faced a range of barriers in their apartment search, particularly relating to credit. Because a credit check is performed by landlords prior to approving a tenant, we start this conversation early. This way, clients can take the […]

Networking with State Bank of India

Our friends at State Bank of India hosted a wonderful breakfast get together to introduce us to their colleagues at SBI and other banks. We’re thrilled to have SBI’s support! 

Impact of Government Shutdown on Low-Income Renters

By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager In December 2018 no one imagined that the government shutdown would last over a month, but most importantly that it would seriously impact both thousands of furloughed federal employees, contract workers and vulnerable populations receiving federal benefits. Federal benefits such as SNAP (food stamps) and certain […]

Rights of Federally-Assisted Residents during the Government Shutdown

The National Housing Law Project has put together an overview of the impact of the shutdown on tenants in the various federally-assisted housing programs, including ways that service providers can speak with clients about their legal rights. While the current impact of the shutdown on tenants is small, the anxiety and confusion is significant. The memo […]

Testimony by Carol Corden on NYC Council bill Intro. 1211

Testimony of New Destiny Housing Corporation Committee on Housing and Buildings – Int. 1211-2018 January 14, 2019 Submitted by Carol Corden, Executive Director, New Destiny Housing Corporation Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony to the Committee on Housing and Buildings hearing on Intro. 1211. My name is Carol Corden and I am the […]

Welcome CityFHEPS…Farewell LINC 1, 2, 4, and 5; CityFEPS; and SEPS

By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager; and Alyssa Keil, Director, HousingLink On October 29, New York City launched a new rental assistance program – CityFHEPS – that consolidates existing rental programs. CityFHEPS goal is to simplify and streamline the processes required to apply for, receive, and utilize city housing vouchers. But what […]

Helping Children to Heal

Many of the children who live in our buildings are coping with both the trauma of having witnessed domestic violence, and having been homeless. To help them heal, we use a trauma-informed approach to service delivery including one-on-one assessments, counseling and group activities and workshops for adults and children.

Going Up!

The fourth floor plank for The Jennings is set and the masonry is in progress. It’s so exciting to see our newest affordable housing project in the Bronx going up! The Jennings will be an eight-story, 54,000 square foot, affordable housing project with 42 apartments – nine 1-bedroom, thirty-two 2-bedroom and one 3-bedroom apartment.