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CBS New York Features New Program to Help NYC Domestic Violence Survivors Find Permanent Housing

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced today the launch of “Project Home,” a pilot program that will provide specialized housing navigation and aftercare services for 100 domestic violence survivors with children living in city shelters. The city is providing housing vouchers and evaluation for this pilot, and New Destiny Housing Corporation will run the pilot with the housing navigation team funded by the Fund to End Youth and Family Homelessness, and the aftercare with mental health and other stabilizing services is funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

In addition to the announcement of this pilot program, the Mayor also announced the expansion of the eligibility criteria for Supportive Housing to include homeless families affected by domestic violence, which is currently a predominant factor causing homelessness for many families in the homeless population.  Today’s suite of announcements will help domestic violence survivors to secure housing, search with an expanded set of housing options, and help them better retain that housing with health supports.

We at Helmsley agree that better health starts with stable housing.  The Helmsley-supported aftercare program offers mental health services, financial coaching, tenancy supports, and connects survivors with counseling, doctors, schools, childcare, and other resources in their new neighborhoods

“New Destiny Housing has created the right set of specialists to help families experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence navigate the challenges of finding housing,” New York City Program Officer Tracy Perrizo said. “Then in turn, they offer support throughout this transition, allowing them to stabilize their lives.”

Watch CBS New York’s coverage here.