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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.