WHO WE SERVE
In spite of demographic changes over the last decade, and a more recent influx of higher-income, white inhabitants, East Harlem is still mostly populated by people of color, and remains an immigrant neighborhood.
East Harlem and Northern Manhattan, like many areas of New York City, are facing a new kind of housing challenge today: rapid for-profit development of residential and commercial properties is driving astronomical real estate speculation, raising rents far beyond the reach of long-time community members, paving the way for the displacement of residents, and threatening the social and cultural fabric of the area.
Organizations like ours must evolve to address these city-wide challenges, and to meet the needs of our residents in the face of these changes. We serve our neighborhoods by approaching community development holistically, and by working to secure not only affordable housing, but also critical services, socioeconomic support, and community-driven planning for New Yorkers most at risk of displacement.
Our portfolio, which spans 28 buildings and 690 apartments, includes 669 homes reserved for households with income at or below 80% of area median income (AMI), 207 homes for households with income at or below 60% of AMI, 259 homes for households with income at or below 50% AMI, and 36 homes for households with income at or below 30% AMI.
216 of our apartments are reserved for elder residents (age 62 and older), 72 for people who have experienced homelessness, and 26 specialized units for residents with mobility, sight, or hearing challenges.