Visualizing Structural Racism

The Lantern Organization is slated to manage a new supportive housing project – Timbale Terrace – on Park Avenue and 119th Street. This new project would bring one hundred additional SRO (Single Room Occupancy) units to Harlem for people with severe mental health or addiction issues.

The Greater Harlem Coalition and the Harlem East Block Association filed a FOIL data request (Freedom of Information Law) to understand the statewide density of housing similar to the proposed Timbale Terrace – housing for individuals with serious mental health and/or addiction issues – in New York City and funded by DOMH (Department of Mental Health) under code 5070. 

The data shows that DOMH has already allocated an excessive amount of SRO housing to the zip code 10035 where Timbale Terrace will be located. More specifically, while zip code 10035 has only 0.2% of New York State’s population 5.6% of all of New York State’s SRO housing (or 595 out of 10635 patients) has been packed in this zip code. If Timbale Terrace brings another 100 more DOMH SRO units, zip code 10035 will have 6.4% of New York State’s entire SRO housing. On top of this, within zip code 10035, 6 out of the 7 existing DOMH SRO programs are located in close proximity to the designated location of Timbale Terrace (see data below)

Sadly, DOMH is not the only government agency that has overburdened East Harlem. East Harlem also bears an unfair burden of other social services rejected by other wealthier and whiter districts. Below, is a summary of the data we have obtained:

  1. East Harlem has 1.4% of NYC’s population, but it has 14% of NYC’s opioid treatment capacities as allocated by New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Support (NYS OASAS)
  2. East Harlem has 1.4% of NYC’s population, but it has 8 to 10% of NYC’s adult-only shelter capacities as allocated by New York City’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS)

Unfortunately, Council Member Kristin Jordan is working to reinforce the status quo of structural oversaturation by supporting the Timbale Terrace project. East Harlem cannot continue to be asked to take on this burden for New York State. These well-intended social services are all fine on their own, but if located in extreme density, can create a negative, self-reinforcing street culture. 

To ask Council Member Jordan why she seeks to reinforce structural oversaturation, please reach out to her office at: [email protected]

Existing SRO funded by DOMH in zip code 10035

Agency CodeAgency NameProgram CodeProgram AddressProgram ZipProgram CountyOpen DateCAIRS Capacity5 digit zip
31600CAMBA, Inc.132027 Madison Avenue
New York,  NY  10035-1015
10035-1015New York11/1/20142310035
46230Lantern Community Services7110 East 118th Street
New York,  NY  10035
10035New York4/1/20145410035
22790Volunteers of America422 E. 119th Street
New York,  NY  10035
10035New York7/1/20115310035
19880Weston United Community Renewal, Inc.6158 E. 122nd Street
New York,  NY  10035
10035New York4/15/20116010035
24740Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.8198 E. 121st Street
New York,  NY  10035
10035New York6/1/20101610035
24740Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.635198 E. 121st Street
5th Floor
10035New York1/1/199512910035
44530Columba Services, Inc.1209 E. 118th Street
New York,  NY  10035
10035New York1/1/199226010035

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