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 […]


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 […]


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 […]