At our Celebrating Home & Community Gala on October 17th, we premiered Daniel Broome's story, tracking his journey from the streets of Brooklyn to our Boston Road residence in the Bronx. Today, Mr. Broome is thriving in supportive housing. In his own words, moving in to Boston Road was the "beginning of a new life."
Friday, October 18, 2019
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
An Essential Lifeline for Homeless New Yorkers
Prepaid phones can mean the difference between finding permanent housing and remaining on the street during a pandemic.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Save the Date for the 2020 Celebrating Home & Community Gala
Mark your calendars for our annual Celebrating Home & Community Gala honoring David Brickman, Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Breaking Ground COVID-19 Updates
We are essential. Breaking Ground teams across the city - from street outreach to permanent housing, are protecting our vulnerable clients and tenants.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Breaking Ground During the COVID-19 Outbreak
We are essential. Learn more about what we're doing to help homeless and vulnterable New Yorkers in this public health crisis.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Save the Date for Serving Up Home: Summer Edition
Join the Junior Board on Thursday, September 24th and help raise crucial funds to provide a safe place to sleep for homeless New Yorkers
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HOPE 2020 Goes Digital
More than 100 Breaking Ground volunteers, led by staff from our Street to Home program, canvassed the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Monday, January 27th.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
La Central opens in the South Bronx
More than 70 people joined us to cut the ribbon and officially open 161 units of supportive and affordable housing.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Gala Raises More Than $2.5 Million To Help Breaking Ground Build and Restore Lives
And we honored two exceptional New Yorkers in the fields of health and housing, who delivered stirring and moving remarks.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Green, Affordable Senior Housing Breaks Ground in the Bronx
Celebrating the start of our first Passive House residence in the Mott Haven section of South Bronx
Monday, August 26, 2019
After More Than a Decade, Dignity Restored
Jeff Peronel is a man of few words, but his quiet ways belie a strength and resilience that saw him through homelessness on the streets of Brooklyn.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Opinion: How New York is ending homelessness
In this op-ed originally published by Apolitical, our CEO Brenda Rosen writes on the importance of a housing first approach.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Affordable Housing Makes All the Difference
Legally blind from birth, Emilio has made huge strides in his decade of living at our Schermerhorn residence in Downtown Brooklyn.
Monday, June 3, 2019
Applications Now Available for La Central
Apply now for 63 affordable studio apartments at our newest development in the South Bronx, slated to be complete later this summer.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
World's Big Sleepout in New York City
On December 7, more than 50,000 people in cities and locations across the world will sleep out to raise awareness and critical funds to address homelessness.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Building NY: New York Stories with our CEO Brenda Rosen
Our CEO Brenda Rosen sits down with host Michael Stoler to discuss her background and career helping people overcome and avoid homelessness.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Everybody Counts at HOPE 2019
More than 100 Breaking Ground volunteers, led by staff from our Street to Home program, canvassed the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Monday, January 28th.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Celebrating Home & Community Gala 2018 Breaks Records
Breaking Ground celebrates 28 years of service to New Yorkers who experience or are at risk of homelessness, and honors two giants of affordable housing.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
CEO Brenda Rosen named to Nonprofit Power 50
Brenda was named #9 on a list of the most powerful leaders in the New York nonprofit community.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Edwin's Place: A New Beginning in Brooklyn
Construction is now under way at Edwin's Place in Brownsville, Brooklyn - 125 supportive and affordable apartments that will be home to vulnerable New Yorkers.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Summer Interns Learn the Ropes
Three interns from Bronx high schools became Breaking Ground interns for the summer, learning all about our mission and our work.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Breaking Ground Welcomes New Board Member
Wells Fargo's Kara McShane joins the Breaking Ground Board of Directors
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Webster Residence Opens in the Bronx
On Tuesday, May 15 Breaking Ground and our partners gathered to cut the ribbon at Webster Residence, our latest supportive housing project in the Bronx.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Save the Date - 11.1.2018
Save the Date for our annual Celebrating Home & Community Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, honoring Jeffrey E. Levine and RuthAnne Visnauskas.
Monday, March 19, 2018
UK Students Build App for Street Outreach Teams
Students from the University of Kentucky visited Breaking Ground to learn more about outreach as they build a data collection app
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Volunteers Make it Count at HOPE 2018
More than 100 volunteers braved the cold and stayed up late with us on January 23rd to make the night count.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Webster Avenue Affordable Housing Lottery
Lottery applications are available for 80 affordable studio apartments at our Webster Avenue residence in the Bronx. Apply now through March 20th, 2018.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
A Special Visit to the Prince George
The Prince George receives a visit from a former resident who relied on Breaking Ground when she needed help more than a decade ago.
Friday, October 20, 2017
YPC Presents “Building Blocks”
Breaking Ground’s Young Professionals Committee kicked off their Building Blocks speakers series with a panel on urban farming and gardening at The Christopher.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Park House Opens in the Bronx
Park House, our first ground-up, all affordable residence designed primarily for families with children, opens in the Bronx.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
NY1 Visits Queens Drop-In Center
In May, Breaking Ground began seeing clients of our new Drop-In Center in Ozone Park, Queens.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Inaugural Serving Up Home 2017
On Monday, June 5th more than 250 people came together to raise funds and awareness for our outreach & housing programs serving street homeless New Yorkers.