Nazareth Housing, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 519 E 11th St New York NY 10009 USA

Mission: Nazareth Housing is committed to the promotion of housing stability and economic independence among low income families and individuals of New York City, through the provision of:

  • Homelessness prevention services
  • Emergency Family shelter
  • Supportive housing
  • Urgent needs assistance
We believe in:
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Responsibility
  • Well-being
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Compassion

Results: 1. In June of 2008, Nazareth Housing was recognized by the NYC Department of Homeless Services as the best family shelter provider for a shelter under 100 beds and has been rated in the top 10 family shelter providers for NYC since 2006. Currently we provide 13 units of transitional and 40 of permanent housing, as well as extensive homelessness prevention programming and case work.  Currently, Nazareth Housing is placing 220% of our goals of families from shelter into permanent housing.  These families receive follow up services for 2 years.  This intensive case management model has resulted in recidivism to homelessness of less than 5% since 2006.  The success of our work with homeless families has led the City Department of Homeless Services to ask us to increase our shelter provision and expand services in 2010. We anticipate adding 34 to 60 units of transitional shelter in 2010 to provide transitional housing for 170 adults and children. 2. Of the 1600 families that sought our assistance to retain and stabilize their housing, only one family needed to enter the shelter system.  65 families received direct financial assistance to retain housing and 40 received assistance to maintain their utilities. The remaining households received financial counseling, free tax filing, landlord advocacy, case management and referrals for legal, medical and other services not directly provided by our agency. 160 households received free furniture and household items in the past 12 months 5.  In 2009 we provided 732 Fillings (32 over our goal of 700) ●Average return per filer $1,844 ●Total Refunds: $751,251 ●Average EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) per filer:  $1,479 ●174 customers received medium touch financial coaching (e.g. opening a interest bearing bond, savings account, etc) (104 over our goal of 70)
Target demographics: prevent and end homelessness for low income families, seniors, and individuals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,723 individuals through intensive case management, urgent needs assistance, financial literacy, and educational workshops.
Geographic areas served: New York City
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-3176952
212-777-1010
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Nazareth Housing is a truly impressive organization. The staff members are all extremely hardest-working, diligent and compassionate and the high degree of concern and care they have for their clients is noteworthy. As an example, they accompany their clients as they visit apartments and look for permanent housing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff is extremely professional, caring and hard-working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide more housing for those in need and make a huge difference in the lives of countless New Yorkers.

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About every six months

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I team-lead the Read to Me project at Nazareth Housing. Volunteers from New York Cares show up each month to take the children to the public library. Afterward, we return to the shelter for crafts and more reading. I've worked with them for more than five years and they are wonderful, caring people who do so much with every resource available to them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how children react when adult listen to their dreams and care about what they have to say.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling that we are making a difference, one kid at a time.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard-working, caring, and tough when necessary.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring so many in from the cold and help them to find the way toward self-sufficiency.

Ways to make it better...

some of the case workers had stayed on rather than move on to other things. I think this is because of limited funding and the agency not being able to pay well enough. They do what they can, but I've seen some great people move on and that's sad.

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have worked closely with the NH implementing programs to work with familes such as Financial Literacy, Job Skills Training, Women's Cancer Prevention, and Health & Wellness workshops. This was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had to date as a volunteer in NYC. I am a member of the New York Junior League and have volunteered at numerous organizations...to date I must say NH is a one of a kind organizations who truly care about those they serve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing personal testimonies of those served through Nazareth Housing and the way it has changed their lives.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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10 people found this review helpful

When I helped serve the food at the Thanksgiving dinner, I was struck by the warmth among staff and old and new residents alike. Nazareth House fosters a spirit of hospitality as well as providing top notch services. They are working really hard to respond to the increased need in New York City.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the care that they give to each person who participates in their mission.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had more staff. With increased resources, they could further leverage the time and energy of their volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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