Ascendant connects residents and community partners to build and preserve affordable housing, and to cultivate thriving, resilient neighborhoods.
Our award-winning historic preservation work in our community development strategy, renewing early 20th-century buildings for long-term affordability.
Ascendant was chosen for two separate PACT projects, partnering with NYCHA to bring comprehensive repairs, new property management, and social services for over 1500 households, all while maintaining affordable rent and resident protections.
We have four new projects in our development pipeline that are in various stages of pre-development. When complete, 7 new buildings will provide 594 new deeply affordable homes to Northern Manhattan residents.
By revitalizing entire blocks that had suffered from neglect and decay during times of widespread disinvestment, we play a vital role in the restoration and renewal of our communities. But that’s just the beginning.
Ascendant currently owns and operates 28 buildings with 690 permanently-affordable rental apartments, all of which are located in the Northern Manhattan neighborhoods of East and Central Harlem.
These projects received financing through a variety of city, state, and federal housing programs, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 202, and Homeless Housing Assistance Programs. Enterprise Community Partners has syndicated the tax credits for all seven of Ascendant’s LIHTC-financed projects.
Our buildings range in size from four to 94 apartments, and include a mix of new buildings and older structures that Ascendant has rehabilitated.
As a non-profit housing developer, our mission is to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable housing options for residents. We strive to create thriving communities by offering well-maintained properties, access to essential services, and support for residents’ well-being.
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Ascendant values diversity and seeks board candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities that it serves. Interested parties should submit their resume and a statement of interest to Executive Director/President Chris Cirillo at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and applicants will be contacted when a Board vacancy exists. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ascendant values diversity and seeks
Board candidates who reflect the diversity
of the communities that it serves. Interested
parties should submit their resume and a
statement of interest to Chris Cirillo, Executive
Director/President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and applicants will be contacted when a Board
vacancy exists. We look forward to hearing from you.
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