Heffernan Awards NH with Grant
Heffernan Insurance provided NH with a grant of $5,000 in support of critical LifeLab programming.Learn More About LifeLab
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Low-income families can file their taxes for FREE & receive a full refund including tax credits!Schedule An Appointment
A Shelter Snapshot
Learn more about Nazareth Housing's Shelter Units and the services provided to the families we serve.Find Out More Information
In Dollar$ense's first five days...
- $197,825 in tax returns and in Earned Income Tax Credits returned to low-income families in New York City
- 95 returns filed
Impact Goal: Provide more than 500 households with free tax preparations and financial counseling
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About Nazareth Housing
Nazareth Housing is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization with a long and proud history of innovation and advocacy in the field of housing, emergency shelter and homelessness prevention for low-income families. Founded in 1983, Nazareth Housing grew from the grass roots efforts of families and individuals on the Lower East Side dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness through urban homesteading. Under the direction of Sr. Marion Agnes Daniel, MSBT, Nazareth Housing refurbished buildings and taught individuals and families critical skills to maintain stable housing.
Thirty years later, we operate two buildings with forty (40) units of permanent housing and forty six (46) units of emergency family shelter. With a strong presence in the Lower East Side and Harlem communities, Nazareth plans to expand services to the Bronx in the coming year. We offer families and individuals, throughout all five boroughs, with housing counseling, secure food resources at our pantry, LifeLab workshops at our Center for Learning and Self-Sufficiency (CLASS), and youth programming. Read more...
Priscilla Almodovar, 2009 NH Annual Benefit Honoree, featured in The Observer
Priscilla Almodovar, Nazareth Housing's 2009 Annual Benefit honoree, is featured in The New York Observer because of her “unbridled enthusiasm for affordable housing.” Priscilla, Managing Director & Head of Community Banking at JPMorgan Chase, is passionate about expanding affordable housing in New York City and pursued that goal when she served as President of the New York Housing Finance Agency. She and her husband, Eric Dinallo, a Nazareth Housing Board member, are long-time supporters of our organization.
Read the article here.
Executive Director Callaghan Responds to Dasani's Story
In response to the powerful New York Times article about Dasani, a homeless girl living in a city managed shelter, Executive Director Callaghan co-wrote a Letter To The Editor with Christy Parque, Executive Director of Homeless Services United (HSU). Executive Director Callaghan serves as President of the Board of HSU. The letter was published in the December 14th edition of the New York Times.
Read the letter here.
The lead article in the New York Times on December 9, 2013, complete with photographs, features a young woman and her family living in a city run homeless shelter. The article does not distinguish between the variety of shelter settings offered by non-profits, for-profits and city managed sites. The conditions at Auburn have been terrible for some time, despite the fact that City shelters are far more generously funded than non-profit providers, while the conditions and lack of staff engagement and impact are astounding.
The shelter, housing, programs and engagement offered by Nazareth Housing and Thorpe Family Residence are in no way reflected in the article. Over the coming weeks Nazareth Housing will be issuing our own picture of how a shelter can and should provide support and empowerment for families that struggle.
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