MILESTONES

1999-2001

The Scattered-Site Apartment Program continues to expand

2002

BCHS hosts the first of eight "Fashion on Fulton" galas, a collaboration with local designers

2006

BCHS starts the Model SRO Demonstration Program for formerly homeless seniors and ex-offenders

2007

BCHS begins its "Beautify Brooklyn Gardens" initiative

2008

BCHS builds an on-site playground for children living at Arbor Inn

2009

BCHS expands its offices to additional program space in Fort Greene

2011

BCHS opens the Brooklyn Housing Assistance Center (BHAC)

2012

BCHS, in partnership with Pratt Area Community Council, Dunn Development Corp. and L+M Development Partners, will open the Navy Green SRO

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

1993

Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award of Excellence in low-income housing development

1995

Winner of the Chemical Bank Affordable Housing Competition

1996

Honored by NY State for “outstanding contributions” in innovative housing

2004

Recognized by the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) for placing 100% of "housing-ready" homeless families into permanent housing

2007

Received perfect score on the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) annual program evaluation

2009

Recognized by DHS for placing 98% of "housing-ready" homeless families into permanent housing

2009

Received Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Outstanding Achievement Award for the Model SRO Initiative

MISSION AND HISTORY

Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS) is committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn. Each year, we provide safe and clean supportive housing for more than 1,000 formerly homeless women, children and men. We help them learn how to live productively and independently, with dignity and hope.

Our programs provide short-term, transitional and permanent housing, homelessness prevention, personalized case management, mental health care, on-site nursing, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, recreational activities and other vital services.

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