Affordable Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors Opens in Bed-Stuy
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new affordable housing complex in Bed-Stuy will offer on-site services for survivors of domestic violence.
Bainbridge Manor, at 291 Bainbridge St., is a 23-unit affordable housing residence from New Destiny Housing designed to help women coming directly from domestic violence shelters, according to the developers.
The building will offer families domestic violence counseling services, developers said.
"We believe that secure housing is the only way to guarantee the long-term safety and stability of families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence," said Carol Corden, executive director of New Destiny Housing.
"We could not be more thrilled to build and expand our services in this community.”
The building was financed in part by a $50,000 grant from Verizon, which will go towards funding its family support program and "to help furnish and staff the building," a spokeswoman for the company said.
New Destiny is working on a similar project in the Bronx, converting a long-vacant Mount Hope development into affordable housing.