Residents: Single parent families previously experiencing homelessness
Partners: NYC’s Inclusionary Zoning Program; NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Semiperm provides apartments and supportive services to 23 formerly homeless single parents and their children. This innovative program is tailored to families who need more assistance than several months in a shelter, and encourages parents who are committed to reaching their goals to stay for two to five years. During this time, participants develop skills to advance their education and employment success, and work toward self-sufficiency. Semiperm provides assistance with resume writing and job searches, referrals for outside resources for childcare, and assistance with financial literacy, nutrition, and health care. When they are ready to leave Semiperm, families are referred for vacancies in Settlement Housing Fund’s permanent housing developments and others throughout the city.
Semiperm was made possible through NYC’s Inclusionary Zoning Program and provides residents with Section 8 Project Based Vouchers through HPD. The program has received support from a number of private and public funders and organizations including the Community Service Society.