In 1991, CHDC began to enter into partnerships with social service organizations to create new housing for special needs and homeless populations. All projects being developed were integrated housing, combining social service needy populations with an existing or new low and moderate-income population.
CHDC's first such partnership sponsored 5 buildings under the New York City Special Initiatives Program (SIP) creating new housing for homeless families, first with the Partnership for the Homeless, then later with Metro Baptist Church. With Fountain House and Self Help Housing, two groups who work with the mentally ill and seniors, respectively, providing social services, CHDC developed 55 units of Shared Apartments on West 35th Street for singles, for both homeless and community residents. With services provided by the Episcopal Mission Society of New York and St. Luke's Church, CHDC developed 300 W 46th Street, as integrated housing for persons with HIV-AIDS and homeless individuals. In 1995, the project became the first HIV-AIDS housing to be developed in Clinton.
As the neighborhood changed CHDC responded to those changes. In 1973, our objective was solely to empower residents through tenant ownership and self-management. By 1991, faced with the unique needs and circumstances of the homeless, mentally ill, elderly, and physically incapacitated, CHDC served as both a housing resource and the essential link to available social services. – less–ZoomInfo