Transitional Housing

We provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate long-term housing options for immigrant women who need to secure physical safety. We help them overcome many barriers and secure physical, emotional, and financial independence. In 2009, KAFSC was one of 58 national agencies selected to receive our first federal grant from Department of Justice to launch the only Transitional Housing Program for Korean/Asian women in New York. KAFSC currently has 3 scattered housing sites available to assist women in need.

The following are the services that we provide for transitional housing.

    • Rent subsidy for up to 18 months
    • Childcare assistance
    • Counseling, case management, advocacy, and referral services to other community-based organizations and resources
    • Legal services with immigration and Order of Protection
    • Assistance finding permanent housing
    • Vocational and employment assistance

Rent for the transitional housing program:

    • Participants are responsible for identifying their own housing within 30 days of being admitted to the program.
    • Participants are responsible to contribute to rent as below:

Time Period

Program

Participant’s Contribution

1-6 months

100 %

0 %

7-12 months

50 %

50 %

13-18 months

25%

75 %

18-24 months

20%

80 %

 

To be eligible to apply for the transitional housing program, an applicant must be:

  • A survivor of domestic and/or sexual violence, dating violence or stalking; actively fleeing an abusive relationship; without permanent housing due to history of domestic violence;
  • Eighteen years old or a legally emancipated minor;
  • Survivors whose gross total household income dependent from the abuser is 200% below the federal poverty level

Steps to apply:

  1. Submit a Transitional Housing Application via mail, email, or fax. (P.O. Box 541429, Flushing, NY 11354; thousing@kafsc.org; 718-460-3965)
  2. The application will be screened for eligibility and if qualified, the applicant will be placed on the transitional housing list.
  3. The applicant will be invited to an interview upon opening on the list.

For more information, please contact our transitional housing coordinator at (718) 460-3801 ext. 21 or thousing@kafsc.org.

 

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