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In poor neighborhoods you will often find the same kind of local staples: storefront churches, liquor stores, corner bodegas and fast food joints. The Mt. Eden section of the Bronx is no different. Here, a vast number of fast food establishments and bodegas beckon to residents. Cheap and easy, they are nominally not healthy. But residents are about to enjoy much healthier, and equally economical, options. Read more.
With help from American Red Cross donors, more than 1,900 homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy have had mold remediation completed, and progress continues every day. Read more.
"Some Sandy Victims Ineligible For 'Build It Back' Are Getting Aid Through New Program" - NY1 News (12/19/2013)
On November 20, Denise Scott, Managing Director of New York City LISC NYC, sat on a panel convened by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN) as part of Talking Transition that presented innovative ideas the incoming mayoral administration can look to as it considers ways to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing in New York City.
$14 Million in Privately Raised Funds to Provide Home repairs for Homeowners Not Eligible for th City’s Build it Back Program
One year after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City, LISC is leading a $45 million recovery effort there that includes mold remediation, single-family home repairs and multifamily lending to restore apartments, co-ops and condos. "We've been on the ground in these neighborhoods for 30 years," says Denise Scott, LISC NYC executive director, of the focus on low- and moderate-income communities that were shredded by Sandy's fury. "We understand the challenges they faced even before the storm. And we know how to help get the job done now."
"Stronger than the storm" - The Economist (10/19/2013)
"The dark spots that Superstorm Sandy left behind" - Aljazeera America (10/27/2013)
"Sandy's parting gift: Mold still grows in NY walls" - CNBC (10/29/2013)
Immediately following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, LISC created an Emergency Relief Fund to enable community-based organizations in storm devastated neighborhoods to help residents get back on their feet. LISC NYC has awarded eight capacity building grants, totaling over $1 million to date, to Astella Development Corporation, Brighton Neighborhood Association, Fifth Avenue Committee, Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Northfield Community Local Development Corporation, AAFE Community Development Fund, and MHANY Management Inc. The funds have enabled these LISC partners, who are deeply connected to and trusted by their residents, to conduct critical on-the-ground outreach to vulnerable populations in Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Red Hook, Gowanus and Canarsie in Brooklyn, Far Rockaway in Queens and in various shore communities of Staten Island. These organizations have reached over 2,000 homeowners, often by going door-to-door, connecting them with critical resources as they navigate the road to recovery. They’ve helped enroll nearly 400 homeowners in the Neighborhood Revitalization NYC Mold Treatment Program, and well over 500 homeowners in the City’s Build It Back Program. Click here to read more.
Qualification applications shall be received on a rolling basis for the duration of this
request for qualifications (“RFQ”) until the Multifamily Loan Programs’ needs are
fulfilled or until December 31, 2013, whichever is later; provided, however, that LISC
and CPC reserve the right to, at their discretion, extend this RFQ period beyond
December 31, 2013. Click here to access the RFQ.
With funding from philanthropic organizations (the "Funders"), NRNYC will provide home repair services for up to 600 single-family homes in New York City affected by Superstorm Sandy (the “Program”). Priority will be given to homes owned by the elderly or people with disabilities and/or with household incomes below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Contractors who wish to apply for the "Program" please click here and here to access SOW spreadsheet.
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