Pastoral and Educational Services (PAES) is formed to address the emerging crisis of homelessness
PAES opens one of the nation's first Scattered-Site Apartment Programs
NY State awards PAES funds to develop new housing for homeless
PAES acquires an abandoned apartment complex in Fort Greene, which becomes Brooklyn Gardens
Brooklyn Gardens opens to provide housing for 180 formerly homeless women, children and men
PAES launches the Working Community vocational program
PAES changes its name to Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Inc. (BCHS)
BCHS expands to open new program space in Downtown Brooklyn
Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award of Excellence in low-income housing development
Winner of the Chemical Bank Affordable Housing Competition
Honored by NY State for “outstanding contributions” in innovative housing
Recognized by the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) for placing 100% of "housing-ready" homeless families into permanent housing
Received perfect score on the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) annual program evaluation
Recognized by DHS for placing 98% of "housing-ready" homeless families into permanent housing
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS) is committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn. Each year, we provide safe and clean supportive housing for more than 1,000 formerly homeless women, children and men. We help them learn how to live productively and independently, with dignity and hope.
Our programs provide short-term, transitional and permanent housing, homelessness prevention, personalized case management, mental health care, on-site nursing, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, recreational activities and other vital services.