Our model is based on the “housing first” approach, through which we connect women and families to housing without preconditions and barriers to entry. We support our tenants through a host of services, including trauma and family counseling and on-site employment/education services.
One of our priorities in the years ahead is to increase our efforts to place clients in permanent housing. As part of this work, in 2020 HousingPlus opened 30 additional units for formerly homeless families and justice-involved women with children at Linwood Park Apartments in East New York, our first-ever collaboration with private developers with funding from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative. In the coming years, we are poised to nearly double our permanent housing portfolio from to nearly 300 units through additional partnerships, which will enable us to reach even more women and families in need.