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.  


Laying a Foundation of Support part 2

Our housing development team was thrilled to share these photos of the first planks being laid at The Jennings. The planks are made of prefabricated planks of concrete that form the floors and ceilings. 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 […]


Economic Abuse as a Barrier for Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Housing

By Raquel Paulino, HousingLink Training and Technical Assistance Manager At a recent conference sponsored by Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice, I participated in a panel on consumer debt, addressing issues related to economic abuse and domestic violence. Economic abuse is a common type of abuse among survivors of domestic violence; identity theft […]


HousingLink: A Model for Reducing Family Homelessness

New Destiny’s innovative rapid rehousing program, HousingLink, has been found by an independent evaluator to be “an innovative, promising practice” which should be sustained and scaled up with increased staffing: “HousingLink has proven that it could scale up, serve more families and be sustainable. Compared to the costs of housing a family in shelter, HousingLink […]


Laying a Foundation of Support

It’s always a thrill to watch one of our affordable housing projects take shape. In these photos, the contractor is laying the foundation for The Jennings, which will have 42 units of affordable housing with 23 units for homeless domestic violence survivors.