Who We Serve

LESCHD serves a low and moderate income population in a densely populated and rapidly changing socio-economic landscape. The mission of LESCHD remains relevant and particularly important in an area with rapidly shifting demographics, diminishing development sites and existing affordable housing stock.

Specific populations served are formerly homeless families referred from the Tier I and II shelter program operated by the NYC Human Resources Administration and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Small numbers of apartments have been set aside in buildings for doubled-up families also known as the hidden homeless. There are also units assigned to a local agency to serve their developmentally disabled clients. Casa Victoria Housing for the Elderly opened in 1997 with 80 units of new apartments for seniors. An additional federal 202 senior housing project, Doña Petra Santiago Apartments, opened in August 2011 providing an additional 57 units of affordable senior housing.