From the Director: Thank you for making Ascendant’s 2019 benefit a huge success! November 25, 2019 - Cheers to another year of building homes and raising up communities, and to another annual benefit filled with laughter and celebration! Continue Reading
Ascendant Leads Preservation 101 Workshop for We Are El Barrio Series September 16, 2019 - As part of a series of free workshops for WE ARE EL BARRIO/SOMOS EL BARRIO,  Ascendant’s Executive Director Chris Cirillo facilitated a presentation on the intersection of community development, affordable housing and historic preservation in East Harlem. Continue Reading
Mapping Flood Vulnerability in East Harlem July 16, 2019 - By Eddy Almonte, ANHD Morgan Stanley Fellow 2018/19 Affordable housing owned and operated by community development corporations (CDCs) has long been a source of critically-needed housing for low-income families in New York City. According to a recent study, Superstorm Sandy affected 248 buildings, or 24,000 units, of this stock of subsidized housing. How can CDCs… Continue Reading


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