New Beginnings Project
The New Beginnings program provides services to 164 formerly homeless families, seniors and individuals that were relocated from shelters into permanent affordable housing units. This program is the foundation of our direct involvement with the provision of services to the homeless population. Our staff provides an array of services, which includes strengthen-based case management, landlord advocacy, recertification, subsidized housing compliancy, medical, mental health and other related social services in an effort to ensure stabilization and permanency within the current home. These services are provided to formerly homeless families, seniors and individuals, so that they develop the ability to maintain permanent housing and have the resources and ability for independent living and self-efficacy.
A program that supports and strengthen families, using a strength-based, case management approach, based on the principles of family/individual development, to address the particular needs of each participant. Supportive housing provides services to individuals and families in need of various housing assistance, Housing advocacy in the areas for evictions, complaints, housing codes violations, landlord/tenant and tenant / tenant mediation, dispossession’s and foreclosures preventions. In addition, provide legal assistance, advocacy on behalf of the client should they be denied, rejected/ and or terminated of the following; housing application forms of HPD/NYCHA section 8, tenancy forms, NYC FEPS application, OTDA FEPS, SNAP, DRIE, LINK, SCRIE, homeowner’s loan program and rent stabilization forms.
The STEHP has two components which are Homelessness Prevention Services Program and Rapid Re-Housing Services Program. Prevention Services Program NAICA is able to provide legal representation, housing advocacy, tenant/landlord mediation and rental assistance to Bronx residents who meet the income requirements. These families/individuals must be facing and eviction proceeding in Bronx Housing Court and be willing to partake in financial counseling and management sessions as well as employment readiness workshops. Ongoing case management services are provided to these families and individuals for up to six months after their housing matter is resolved to ensure that housing stability is maintained.