The Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) of New York City is building a new and different residential center with the support of Trinity, Wall Street, combining emergency shelter (200 beds) with low-income housing (135 units) and services to create a place that will help residents move out of homelessness and into self-supporting living.
A story in the Anglican News explains:
Many charitable projects set up to tackle homelessness deal either with crisis accommodation, which provides emergency spaces for people who find themselves street homeless; or with the provision of low-rental homes, which helps homeless people on the road to more sustainable long term independent living.
The Landing Road Residence will do both and project leaders hope it will act as a stepping stone to help people move from crisis accommodation to permanent residence.
The project is to be finished in December 2017.
It is the first complex to be built under New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s HomeStretch program to finance construction of permanent housing and homeless shelters in the same location.
The Landing Road shelter, which will be run by long-term Trinity partner BRC, will provide case management, meals, psychiatric evaluation, housing placement, and employment counselling with funding from the City’s Department of Homeless Services.
Read the full story here.
Photo from Trinity Wall Street’s release.