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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.
Two federal programs that are in peril in Congress this month are the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit. In just the last year, these two programs attracted $14 billion in direct investment to build new affordable housing, restore commercial and retail districts, and created or preserved 160,000 jobs in some of the poorest zip codes of the country.
Michael Rubinger, President and CEO of LISC, penned an Op-Ed in the NY Times. Read the piece to learn more about these critical federal resources.
Eight months on and some New Yorkers are still recovering from the effects of Sandy. While the basics, heat and electricity, have been restored for most, issues such as mold still linger. Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC) has been administering the Mold Treatment Program, which is funded by The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the American Red Cross and Robin Hood, for over five months. Two NRNYC team members talk about their observations and experiences in our new blog!
On Wednesday, June 12th Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo) held a “First Look” event to give funders and elected officials a sneak peak of its newly constructed Golden Harvest Client-Choice Food Pantry. This innovative client-choice pantry is a model for LISC NYC’s newly launched - Communities for Healthy Food NYC program, to integrate healthy food education and access into our overall approach to comprehensive community development seeded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. NEBHDCO is one of our partners for this program; LISC NYC provided grant support to the client-choice pantry.
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