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St. Nicholas

In 2004, Project Renewal opened St. Nicholas House in Harlem, home for 94 formerly homeless or very poor New Yorkers. The newly constructed, 7-story building is a model of supportive housing, providing residents with on-site services that help them to stay housed – including medical and mental health care, social services, employment services, and recreation programs. All St. Nicholas residents meet HUD's annual income guidelines – specifically that no resident shall earn more than 60% of the area's median income, a percentage that amounts to $22,428. Funding for St. Nicholas came from New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development, Department of Homeless Services, Department of Mental Health & Hygiene, and New York State's Homeless Housing Assistance Program.