Established in 1978, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency's mission is to make strategic investments that will improve and strengthen neighborhoods while preserving the stability and affordability of our existing housing stock.
HDC seeks to increase the supply of multi-family housing, stimulate economic growth and revitalize neighborhoods by financing the creation and preservation of affordable housing for low- , moderate- , and middle-income New Yorkers.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.
Responding to the critical need for quality and affordable housing, Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) has developed more than 1,500 rental units in the Harlem Community. 100% of our rental housing stock is affordable, and reserved for low to moderate income residents. The great majority of ADC’s focus has been preventing the displacement of Harlem residents..
Broadway Housing Communities is a New York City non-profit housing developer committed to providing innovative permanent housing for individuals and families in the greatest need. Founded in 1983 and originally known as Committee for the Heights Inwood Homeless, Broadway Housing has an almost 30-year track record in community housing development and management providing nearly 300 units of supportive housing in the communities of Washington Heights and West Harlem.
Since 1952, the Community League of the Heights – CLOTH has been dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for residents of the Southern Washington Heights area. Our mission encompasses advocacy, organizing and providing of services related to decent affordable housing, education, health, youth services and neighborhood improvement.
ECDO, Forever Harlem is a not for profit community based organization with over 30 years experience providing community based, human, social and economic services to the residents of Harlem. ECDO, Inc’s has successful, relevant and hands on experience providing services that speak to the needs of all of Harlem’s residents, be it children through ECDO Early Childhood Educational and Daycare Services including Universal Pre-K; Young Adults through our Youth Mentoring Program and all residents of Harlem though our Employment Services and the extensive development of Affordable Housing and Home Ownership.
El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 is a community-driven project which has transformed an abandoned public school building in East Harlem into an arts facility with 89 units of affordable live/work housing for artists and their families and 10,000 square feet of complementary space for arts organizations.
El Barrio's Operation Fightback Inc. is today focusing on the housing, economic development and social service needs of East Harlem’s diverse and growing community. Coupled with a comprehensive array of tenant and community services, Operation Fightback has emerged as a community-based institution focused on improving the quality of life for East Harlem’s children and families.
Founded in 1986, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) is a coalition of inter-faith congregations that has implemented a comprehensive portfolio of programs to provide affordable housing and safe streets. Leveraging more than $240 million in support from federal, state, and city agencies, HCCI’s real estate office has developed more than 3,000 units of low, moderate and middle-income housing and nearly 50 commercial spaces including a 45,000 sq. ft. Pathmark supermarket.
Hope Community, Inc., is a community-based not-for-profit affordable housing organization. Founded in 1968, the organization also enriches the lives of the people who live and work in East Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods through cultural arts, economic development, and social service alliances. Hope seeks to rebuild the physical infrastructure of East Harlem by creating attractive, high-quality affordable rental and owner-occupied housing.
After more than half a century of developing affordable housing, Phipps Houses recognized that building enduring communities requires more than bricks and mortar. In 1972, Phipps Neighborhoods was founded to serve the individuals and families living in Phipps Houses buildings and surrounding neighborhoods.
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a community based development corporation, was established more than 30 years ago to revitalize the under-invested West and Central Harlem communities - riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings. Ironically, WHGA's primary function has become to quell the negative impact of such rapid gentrification on our low to moderate income constituency as Harlem, over the past several years, is experiencing an influx of new businesses and investments.