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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My experience with Nazareth Housing has been one that I treasure. I was once homeless myself, many years ago and I know all too well the heartfelt despair that one feels when you do not have a home to call your own. However, Nazareth Housing is an organization that truly puts the needs of their clients first. They do not waste any time making sure that the needs of their clients are met. They go beyond their call to make sure that families gets food, shelter and human services on a daily basis. They are clean and productive and I am very happy to know that such an organization exists and that they are meeting the needs of the people they serve.

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

seeing how families have been fed on a daily basis and witnessing the transition from living in transitional housing to moving into permanent housing.

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

The way they care for the families they serve. Not only do they make sure that the needs of the families are met, they also follow-up with them once they have moved on into permanent housing

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

People with compassion who truly understand the needs of the homeless

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

Spread their knowledge and expertise on a national level. They could also make sure that more families who are homeless, have a safe and clean environment to go to for food and shelter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-9-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

As a pastor in a busy parish with many needs I have found the director Fr Michael Callaghan unfailingly helpful and professional. Nazareth housing has with every referal made a significant and practical difference in the lives of some people who thought their was no one who cared and no help to be had.

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

referals for people with work, housing and financial needs.

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

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

it DELIVERS

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

My contact was with the Director.

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

make significant in roads to addressing the housing and employmenty needs of many of NY's most vulnerable and worthy needy.

Ways to make it better...

it was exactly what I hoped for and was needed.

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

Appropriate government support during a period of exceptional demand for the kind fo services they provide

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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