A stable home to help you find solid ground
Finding a safe and stable home can be difficult for many reasons, particularly if you are aging out of foster care or are currently homeless. Fortunately, The Door staff is here to help you find and apply for housing.
In December of 2010, in partnership with Common Ground, The Door opened The Lee, a supportive housing building located on the Lower East Side. The Lee currently houses 55 young people living in their own apartments (a mix of studios and suites), often for the first time. In April 2014, The Door officially opened its newest supportive housing site, East 9th Street. East 9th Street has 44 units, and is unique in that it has special apartments available for parents with young children.
Like other New York City apartments, The Lee and East 9th Street require residents to complete an application and sign a lease. Unlike other apartments, residents pay rent according to their income, so they never have to worry about rising rents that they can’t afford. In addition, each resident receives support from The Door that’s specific to his or her needs, whether it’s job training, GED classes, health care, counseling, legal support, childcare support or more.
Finding a stable home is an important step on the road to independence. If you’re interested in finding an apartment at The Lee or East 9th Street, The Door can help you understand whether or not you qualify, and how you can apply.