Comunilife’s 112-unit Transitional Housing Program includes the Crotona Park North Transitional Residence and the Westchester Transitional Housing Residence. Both are located in the South Bronx and serve homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS. Most residents also cope with mental illness, and/or substance abuse. Both have operated for more than 15 years with funding from the NYC Human Resources Administration’s HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA). While in the Transitional Housing Program, residents are provided with a private room, two meals a day, health and benefits assessments, care management, life skills training, health monitoring, entitlements counseling, and referrals to community providers for health, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Transitional housing residents remain in the program for up to six months. At Comunilife, the average stay is three months, with a majority of our clients relocating to permanent housing.