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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 is a pioneer in the development of scattered site emergency family shelter for homeless families. We operate Nazareth House Lower East Side family shelter, with 13 units housing up to 64 children and adults. Due to the growing number of homeless families, Nazareth Housing opened Nazareth House-Harlem in 2010, housing 33 homeless families. In 2011 we opened a second 33 unit family shelter in Harlem.  Nazareth Housing has been one of the top performing family shelters among the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter providers forthe past six years.

Our largest number of clients is comprised of households at risk of homelessness due to loss of work, underemployment, and arrears issues stemming from a variety of socio-economic barriers.  In 2006 Nazareth Housing initiated our Housing Stability Support Project (HSSP) to address the growing demand of households seeking assistance related to housing but not yet in need of emergency shelter. In our prevention services, families are evaluated for barriers to self-sufficiency and stable housing and receive a broad array of services. Over 9,000 households have received prevention services through HSSP since it began.

Nazareth Housing has developed permanent housing across the Lower East Side, providing the fiscal and renovation management for 13 homesteaded buildings that restored 150 units of affordable housing to the community. Our most recent brick and mortar project – Marion Agnes House opened in January of 2006.  Among these many buildings, we manage 40 units of affordable housing for lower income, elderly residents. This supportive housing  joins our array of services with case management to these households.

In FY 2010, our array of services was provided to 2,617 unduplicated households, a 92% increase over FY 2008.

Nazareth Housing remains steadfast in our mission to prevent and end homelessness and to strengthen families and youth in building greater self-sufficiency.