Access to stable, safe housing can be key to a lasting recovery. To address this, LESC has four different residence models to meet the needs of our diverse clients. Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for one of four specialized housing programs:
Individual Supportive Housing
Built to serve the chronically homeless population of single adults (18+) with active substance use disorders, our Franklin Avenue Residence enables clients to live with more independence. Eligibility for these 71 units is determined for NY/NYIII housing by the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and referred through the Division of Homeless Services. The remaining 27 community tenants are selected through a lottery. On-site services include health, vocational, nutrition, life skills, counseling, case management, therapy, education, harm reduction, trauma informed counseling and substance use recovery services.
Family Supportive Housing
Vulnerable, homeless families in which the head of the household
suffers from a substance use disorder
can turn to Diversity Works, our 42-unit building of which 34 units are
designated for chronically homeless families. Designed to help preserve and
strengthen families with histories of substance use, this program takes referrals
exclusively from the Department of Homeless Services. The
remaining 8 income-restricted units are
filled by referrals from community partners.
Scatter Site, a transitional housing program, provides supportive housing and case management services to 25 single recovering adults who have completed a course of treatment for substance use disorder and who are at risk of street or sheltered homelessness. Once in stable housing, residents can then transition into permanent housing through counseling, referrals to community providers and continued support. Scatter Site tenants pay 30% of their income (public assistance, employment and social security) as their portion of rent. Funded by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), this program accepts referrals via DHS based on approvals of electronic 2010E applications.
HIV/AIDS Supportive Housing
Individuals living with HIV/AIDS can turn to Pencer House,
a community of 40 studio apartments free of stigma and discrimination. Services focus on the well being
of residents by promoting independence and self-sufficiency.
On-site case managers coordinate treatment plans for each tenant that inspire
both physical health and emotional strength. All of our residents are referred
to us by New York City’s HRA/HASA.