Dona Rosita I and II
With a total of 100 apartments, Comunilife’s two permanent supportive housing residences – Dona Rosita I, in the South Bronx, and Dona Rosita II, in Brooklyn – serve homeless people with HIV/AIDS and mental health or substance abuse. The program offers residents a combination of safe, secure housing; comprehensive, culturally-competent, on-site services; and a true feeling of community. As a result, a full 65% of these formerly homeless and acutely fragile adults have remained stably housed for more than ten years; 15% eventually leave the program to live independently in the community. In 2010, Dona Rosita II received the Supportive Housing Network of New York’s “Residence of the Year” award.
Opened in October 2011, Prospect Residence is Comunilife’s first residence for seniors and for mixed populations. Located in the Bronx, this seven-story “green” building has 60 studio apartments; 35 tenants are older New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS who have been referred by HASA;, and 25 are low-income seniors from the community. The building’s amenities include a dining room, solarium, outdoor sitting area and a planting garden.
Residents receive a wide range of services including: