Safe, secure housing is foundational to building long-term health – Housing is Healthcare. That’s why we take a Housing First approach, meeting clients’ immediate need for housing as an essential part of treatment and care. Since 1991, Harlem United has provided homes to people in need, starting by ensuring that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) had food and a warm bed so that they could concentrate on staying healthy.
Today, we provide 541 units of supportive and emergency shelter housing to homeless populations which include U.S. Veterans, PLWHA, women and children, and those grappling with chronic health conditions that affect their ability to have stable housing.
Residents in Harlem United Housing in 2021
Harlem United's New Broadway Family Shelter provides 72 units of emergency temporary housing for homeless families with children. On-site case managers provide residents with a range of supportive services.
Harlem United provides scattered-site transitional housing to single adults living with HIV/AIDS who have experienced homelessness.
Harlem United provides congregate and scattered-site permanent supportive housing to hundreds of individuals and families who have experienced chronic homelessness and have chronic conditions like HIV/AIDS. Most programs require residence to be referred by HASA. Programs include Foundation House East and West, Frost'd HUD Scattered-Site, HRA Scattered-Site, HUD Women and Children, NYNY III Scattered-Site, and Veterans Housing.
For too many of our neighbors, housing instability is a vicious cycle where many find themselves in and out of shelters or back on the street. Harlem United supports clients in building the resources to stay independent and stable, with 83% of our residents remaining housed for more than a year.