Settlement Housing Fund

our mission

Settlement Housing Fund creates and sustains high quality affordable
housing and programs, building strong and economically diverse
neighborhoods throughout New York City.

We Are Dedicated to:

Providing low- and moderate-income New Yorkers with pathways to long-term affordable housing, education, employment and wellness.

Creating
Affordable Housing

We work to create, improve and preserve quality affordable housing throughout New York City.

Providing
opportunity

Our housing includes space for programs, services and recreation that meet the needs of the surrounding communities.

Addressing
Homelessness

We collaborate with public and private partners to help households experiencing homelessness secure and sustain permanent housing.

Impact at a Glance
8700 +
Units of affordable housing created and preserved
1700 +
Affordable apartments currently in development or under construction
70 +
Affordable housing projects developed
up to 30 %
Of our housing is set aside for families transitioning from shelter

We combine quality affordable housing with programs, services and neighborhood amenities that reflect the needs of residents and create healthy and sustainable communities.

 

Hear from Our Community

“When I saw my apartment, I said wow! And to know it was permanent was amazing. You feel safe, you know it’s home.”

Hear from Our Community

“I chose Semiperm because it’s a very friendly environment, the staff are very helpful, and I saw this as a way to be independent, another opportunity to live on my own, yet still be responsible for the everyday things that I need to do.”

Hear from Our Community

“I raised my children in this community and can proudly say I’m seeing my grandchildren being raised here as well.”

Hear from Our Community

“It’s a neighborhood, it’s a family. Everyone is connected through New Settlement.”

Hear from Our Community

“Settlement Housing has always been an innovator in community development, producing not only quality housing but the benefits to communities that flow from that housing.”

The Need for
Affordable Housing

IN 2019, MORE THAN A QUARTER OF HOUSEHOLDS IN NEW YORK CITY WERE SEVERELY RENT-BURDENED, SPENDING 50% OR MORE OF THEIR INCOME ON RENT. WE REMAIN DEDICATED TO PROVIDING AND CREATING HOUSING FOR THE MOST RENT BURDENED NEW YORKERS AND RELY ON PARTNERSHIPS IN OUR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK TO HELP THESE HOUSEHOLDS AND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS THRIVE.

our latest news

Read our latest news to stay up to date with our work to create and preserve quality affordable housing, support our communities, and engage in housing advocacy and solutions to homelessness.