HSI's mission is to end chronic homelessness, prevent displacement for those at risk and improve housing conditions for the marginalized through the development and management of permanent supportive housing, collaborations with other community groups, and preservation initiatives to safeguard NYC’s existing affordable housing stock.
in practice - the how to's of ending homelessness
HSI builds communities that help tenants achieve their fullest potential for housing self-sufficiency by assessing their individual needs and building respectful and caring environments to overcome barriers to their success. Our programs employ a housing first, harm reduction approach that is person-centered and outcome-oriented. Our primary goal is to keep residents housed, reduce crises, and help those most vulnerable re-integrate into social networks that they have long been excluded from; decreasing isolation, and promoting improved quality-of-life.
HSI provides consulting services for other nonprofits, having partnered with dozens of groups, to assist in the development of their own housing facilities by assembling financing packages, creating links with government agencies, crafting long-term viable budgets and timelines, and supervising construction.
HSI provides technical assistance to tenant councils and 501(c)(3)’s to protect existing, but threatened, affordable housing units.