Transitional Housing Programs

Our Objective

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To increase access/availability for individuals in need of transitional housing placement for no more than six months.

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To secure and place identified individuals into safe and appropriate permanent housing.

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To assess and prepare eligible individuals with the skills/knowledge to secure vocational/employment opportunity for ultimate self-sufficiency.

Since the fall of 2011, the Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs (NAICA) has operated the Park Avenue Transitional Housing Facility in the Melrose/East Concourse section of the Bronx. Our Transitional Housing Programs sites operate single adult male and female facilities providing high-quality social and residential services to homeless men and women referred by the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Since we have opened, we have successfully helped hundreds of homeless men and women secure meaningful employment and sustainable housing, and many have achieved family reunification.

In 2014, NAICA launched the Transitional Housing Programs (THP), our next-level initiative that helps homeless men and women achieve permanent employment, safe and appropriate permanent housing, as well as family reunification, and prepare eligible individuals with the skills, knowledge to secure vocational/employment opportunity for ultimate self-sufficiency. Presently, NAICA operates five (5) sites: Four in the Bronx; Park Ave THP, East Tremont Mental Health THP, and our women sites, Courtlandt Ave and Casa de Cariño, and DeKalb Ave THP in Brooklyn. We also operate annexes Transitional Housing Programs which are; Chrystie St. Annex, in lower Manhattan, Exterior St. Annex, in the Bronx, and the Ibis Annex, in Queens.

NAICA’s Jose Israel Lopez Transitional Housing Program opened its doors in the fall of 2011. It currently has a capacity to house a maximum of 241 employable homeless men referred by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Here we provide case management on an individual basis and offer group sessions in various subject matters. In addition, we work with residents to assist them in getting independent living arrangements through numerous avenues.

NAICA East Tremont Transitional Housing Program (NAICA Tremont) opened its doors on February 8, 2016. It currently serves 154 homeless men with mental health issues. All referrals come through the Department of Homeless Services. At NAICA Tremont we provide an array of intensive supportive care services for emotional and behavioral disorders through case counseling services, psychiatric counseling, medication management, medical care, recreation, and housing services.

The goal is to transition the men back to the community and prepare them to live on their own with supportive services to follow. NAICA Tremont also develops and maintains an extensive resource base for referrals to other programs and services in the community to meet any additional needs of the clients. At NAICA Tremont we ensure delivery for the provision of crisis intervention and will assist clients with stress management as needed.

NAICA Courtlandt Transitional Housing Program opened its doors on September 26, 2016. It currently has a capacity to house a maximum of 118 general population homeless women referred by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Here we provide case management on an individual basis and offer group sessions in various subject matters. In addition, we work with residents to assist them in getting independent living arrangements through numerous avenues.

NAICA’s Casa de Cariño/ House of Love Transitional Housing Program opened its doors on March 8th, 2019. It currently has a maximum capacity of 200 elderly homeless women referred by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). We provide comprehensive case management services on an individual basis; helping our residents restore and rebuild their lives while managing their housing crises. Additionally, we offer group sessions in various subject matters. Our main goal is to assist residents in securing independent housing.

NAICA Dekalb Transitional Housing Program opened its doors in July of 2016. It currently has a capacity to house a maximum of 100 general population homeless men referred by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Here we provide case management on an individual basis and offer group sessions in various subject matters. In addition, we work with residents to assist them in getting independent living arrangements through numerous avenues.

NAICA Doña Carmen’s Place Transitional Housing Program opened its doors on November 12, 2021. It currently has a capacity to house a maximum of 120 general population homeless women referred by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Here we provide case management on an individual basis and offer group sessions on various subject matters. In addition, we work with residents to assist them in getting independent living arrangements through numerous avenues.