Where New Yorkers Own Homes

A map from New York City’s Department of Health, showing where people who own and live in their homes, reside:

New Housing For LGTBQ+ Youth

(Accepting applications now)

Homeward Central Harlem features 50 fully furnished studio apartments, indoor and outdoor community space, computer and media room, exercise room, laundry room, live-in superintendent, 24-hour security, affordable rent at 30% of income, tailored support services for single adults with who are homeless or housing insecure and experiencing one or more of the following: aging out of foster care, behavioral health conditions, complex trauma, or other barriers to independent living. Housing is non-time limited—residents don’t age out after their 25th birthday. Homeward Central Harlem opens falls 2023. Watch the video.

The $22 million supportive housing development opens at a time when LGBTQ+ individuals make up 40 percent of all young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. By comparison, only about 7 percent of youth in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, according to Homeward NYC.

LGBTQ+ young adults also face higher risks of hardship, including assault, trauma, trafficking and early death, per Covenant House, a similar New York City housing nonprofit. 43 percent of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness were kicked out of their homes due to conflicts with family about sexuality and/or gender, according to nonprofit Black and Pink.