Brooklyn, New York

Upcoming Site: New York City Housing Authority, Brownsville

Few demonstrations model a range of service delivery options for public housing residents, and even fewer focus on those deemed hardest to house.

The Brownsville HOST site's team-based approach to whole-family interventions will be long-term with intensive case management, clinical mental health services, and employment supports. Youth services will aim to improve the educational and behavioral outcomes of youth age 10 to 17, as well as help prevent violence and delinquency. Brownsville public housing families are selected because the head of household and household members are involved with multiple systems. These might include rent delinquency proceedings and/or criminal justice system involvement. It is likely that these families will also face other issues, such as unemployment, substance abuse, mental/physical health challenges, and low literacy levels.

Target population 
Households that are chronically rent delinquent with incomes under $15,000 or no earned income and youth age 10-17

Number of households 

Ratio of case managers to households 

Adult service providers
Community Solutions, SCO Family of Services

Youth service providers
Center for Court Innovation, SCO Family of Services

Site-specific youth program focus 
Criminal justice and family services