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New View Housing Program
What is the purpose of the New View Housing Program?
The purpose of the New View housing program is to end homelessness and exposure to violence by providing safe and affordable housing to victims of domestic violence or victims of sexual assault. Wellspring recognizes that many people experience improvements in quality of life, in areas of health, mental health, substance use, and employment as a result of finding housing so the intended outcome of our services offered by the New View Housing Program is not just that participants receive housing assistance, but experience positive changes in their overall well-being.
Why is a housing program so important for Wellspring to be able to offer?
Domestic violence and sexual assault are one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children. New View is unique in the fact that it is the only program in Saratoga County dedicated to assisting persons fleeing domestic violence or sexual assault. The long wait lists of Section 8 and public housing make New View even more valuable to those that need it as timely access to housing is critical for victims to be safe from abuse. Individuals and families are able to access our program as a result of transfer from any emergency domestic violence shelter, including ours, or directly from the environment where they are experiencing ongoing violence.
I am interested in obtaining housing through the New View Housing Program. What do I do next?
Call our office (518-583-0280) to schedule an appointment to meet with an advocate. The purpose of that appointment will be to assess to determine if you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and to discuss with you all the housing resources that may be available to you, not just New View. People who are identified as a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault will then be referred to the New View Housing Program manager, who will provide you full details about the program, including the participant’s responsibilities and Wellspring’s responsibilities and assess to determine if you are eligible for the program. The basic eligibility standards for the program are that the person (individual or head of household) is:
- fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence or sexual assault; and
- has no other residence; and
- lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.
I am a landlord and I am interested in renting to participants in the New View housing program. What do I do next?
Call our office (518-583-0280) and ask to speak with our New View Housing Program manager who will provide you information about the program and answer any questions you may have.
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