Housing Statistics Show Why Such Support is Needed
- 77% of Hearts to Homes alumni live in NYCHA buildings throughout New York City.
- 30 of our alumni live within the 10 New York City COVID-19 “hot spot” zip codes.
- Layoffs were likely to impact our youth at higher rates than the general population. 60% of our youth have a high school diploma or GED as their highest level of education.
Recognizing the impact that the virus and its economic fallout would have on the youth we have previously assisted, Hearts to Homes developed a program to address anticipated needs. Your support of our May Challenge helped ease financial burdens for these youth. Their needs were critical, and what they told us was not surprising.