Ascendant Neighborhood Development (AND) stands with Black communities during this critical time in our nation’s history as they speak up and take action against racism. As a community-based organization in Northern Manhattan, we rededicate ourselves to serving our BIPOC community members and partner organizations. We pledge to use our resources to advocate for racial justice … Continue reading Ascendant Stands with Racial Justice
Dear Ascendant Supporters, We hope you and your families remain healthy and safe as this public health crisis unfolds. Over the last few weeks, Ascendant has been working closely with our property management team, colleagues, partners, residents, and friends to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on our communities. We are writing to let you … Continue reading COVID-19 Statement
Cheers to another year of building homes and raising up communities, and to another annual benefit filled with laughter and celebration!
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.
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 Mapping Flood Vulnerability in East Harlem
Over the past year, Ascendant has worked with a studio from the Hunter College Department of Urban Planning and Policy with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) program, how the program will be applied to New York City’s massive public housing stock, and how smaller, community-based non-profit … Continue reading Hunter MUP Studio holds panel discussion on non-profits and RAD in East Harlem; is selected for APA Showcase on May 15!
Check out "Public Sites for Public Good," a collaborative report from the Northern Manhattan Collaborative and Hester Street that provides a comprehensive framework for affordable housing on public sites in East Harlem. With the November 2017 approval of the East Harlem rezoning plan, New York City committed an unprecedented $222 million towards future neighborhood investments. A … Continue reading Public Sites for Public Good Report released today!
On Thursday, October 25th, Ascendant Neighborhood Development celebrated our 30th anniversary with a gala at the New York Academy of Medicine. More than 150 of our supporters celebrated with us as we honored Diane Ayala, Council Member, New York City Council 8th District, H. Candy Vives-Vasquez, Executive Director, 116th Block Association, and Michael Rooney Jr., Principal, Concord Management of … Continue reading AND 30th Anniversary Gala Recap
On Friday, June 29, residents of the Mt. Pleasant Apartments, an elder housing development in East Harlem, were joined by our partners at Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College for a conversation about their experiences and expectations in their building community.
We are thrilled to announce that AND has been selected as one of seven developers to participate in Enterprise Community Partner’s Affordable Housing Leadership Institute!