Programs + Services
BVSJ's Housing Division provides apartments for all veterans, female veterans with children, victims of domestic violence, market rate and low income families, and apartments with supportive services. Below is a brief description of each.
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Shelter Operations Supportive Temporary Housing
Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ) Shelter Operations Program is BVSJ’s largest Supportive Housing platform. BVSJ also manages UZIMA Residence and Wazobia House. BVSJ Supportive Housing Program (SHP) team assists tenants to use housing as a platform for health and upward mobility following a period of being displaced due to various circumstances. BVSJ Supported Housing Program provides ongoing rental assistance to those adults with special focus on veterans, families and community at large in shelters, prisons and psychiatric center with mental disabilities who meet the program criteria. BVSJ pay 70% of the rent and consumers pays 30% monthly. BVSJ SHP team assist in ensuring the consumer have wrap around service which includes housing, therapist, medication, adult care program, home health aide, NA/ AA meeting (if needed), pantry bag, money management training, and access to staff 24 emergency number.
Pamoja Annex is a single adult men’s facility housed in a Historical Armory located in Central Brooklyn. Pamoja Annex services 198 clients. Provide supportive services to men from all age groups designed to assist men reduce barriers to permanent sustainable housing. The foundation of the services model used is rooted in the belief that anyone, willing to take responsibility for their own life, given the proper support and assistance with addressing barriers that lead to homelessness. Pamoja Annex services are structured in trauma informed care methodology it has been proven this approach increases the opportunity for resident’s to become a productive member of society. Under Pamoja Annex leadership is Red Carpet Annex, Kreshma Annex, Linden Annex and Oasis Annex. BVSJ has also invested in Salim House, and Zawadi Housing
Red Carpet Annex
Was the first Annex under BVSJ to open. Providing supportive housing services to 62 single adult men. Red Carpet Annex follows the commitment set for by the founders Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.
Kreshma Annex has 114 clients. Kreshma is a hotel site that has working clients that are making their way to housing. Kresham moves out about 8 to 10 clients a month into permanent housing. We also work with finding clients' employment. We work hard at getting housing for our clients so that they can get back out into the living world.
Linden Annex Clients are connected to community-based programs 1n' the areas of education, health (medical and mental) and employment. Clients are connected to programs which aid in job preparation, skills training, educational growth, employment and financial counseling.
Oasis Annex Trauma Informed Approach to client services and recognizes the need to treat individuals with dignity and respect throughout the transitional process. Through holistic case management and evidence-based practices, BVSJ Shelter Operations endeavors to help single adults gain the necessary tools for independent living.
Salim House is located in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, provide services for men 18 and Older. This program is a 139 general population shelter that promotes growth, development and stability. Under the “good neighbor” policy this program fosters community relations and encourage residents how to integrate within any environment. In addition to intense case management service. This program promotes career development by hosting employment workshops, which consist of employment readiness, mock interviews, how to dress and speak for success. Health and Hygiene workshops. Salim (a ki-Swahili word meaning peace) like all the other sights is rooted in the belief that anyone, willing to take responsibility for his own life, given the proper support and direction, can and will become a productive member of society. Positive community living starts with the Salim House family philosophy.
The Program offers intensive case management in' a highly structured environment. The idea is to assist residents with completing the goals of the Independent Living Plan (ILP). All services are delivered in' a consistent, thorough and respectful manner, with the main objective of helping the residents achieve sustained iii-dependent living.
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Hous ing opportunities are provided through NYC housing subsidies· such as CITYFHEPS, SOTA, Enhanced One Shot deals and on-site Housing Specialist. Zawadi House mission is to provide clients with services and to equip them with the tools to be productive members of society; all with tender loving care and a listening ear.
Supportive Housing Program
BVSJ Supportive Housing Program (SHP) is a combination of affordable housing and support services designed to help individuals with mental disabilities.
The BVSJ Supportive Housing Program (SHP) team assists consumers to use housing as a platform for health and up mobility following a period of being displaced due to various circumstances. BVSJ Supported Housing Program provides ongoing rental assistance to those adults with special focus on veterans, families and community at large in shelters, prisons and psychiatric center with mental disabilities who meet the program criteria. BVSJ pay 70% of the rent and consumers pays 30% monthly. BVSJ SHP team assist in ensuring the consumer have wrap around service which includes housing, therapist, medication, adult care program, home health aide, NA/ AA meeting (if needed), pantry bag, money management training, and access to staff 24 emergency number.
UZlMA Residence.opened its doors on April 1 , 2002. UZlMA Residence is a Congregate permanent supportive housing facility, with 14 studio units for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
BVSJ-UZlMA Residence is a contractor for HRA/HASA, HPD National EquiIty Fund and (LISC) Local Initiative Support Corporation. UZlMA Residence is staffed with a Program Director, Case Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, Recreational Coordinator. 24-hour security and on-site maintenance.
UZlMA Residence provides our consumers with Case Management services, Substance Abuse Counseling for individuals with a substance abuse history and therapeutic recreational activities for persons with special needs.
A 42 unit studio apartment building designed specifically for the formerly homeless as well as residents living with mental health disabilities.
In the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, BVSJ has recently completed gut renovation on 7 brownstone properties providing affordable housing for Section-8 and working families.
Veterans Court (210 Hart St) and Veterans Residence (495 Sterling Place) were specifically developed to provide low income housing for veterans and their families currently residing in the NYC shelter system or on the verge of becoming homeless.
BVSJ also has commercial space available for rent and development, click here for more information.