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Vol. XXXVI No. 21
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Late last month,
ANHD, dozens of our
members and tenant
leaders, and Council
Members gathered on
the City Hall steps to
release the State of
Bank Reinvestment
in NYC: 2011 report,
which fnds the
banking industry
reduced lending,
investment and other
services in NYC.
ANHD Releases
2011 State of Bank
Reinvestment in
NYC Report and
Urges Passage
of Int. 485
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late last month, AnHD, dozens of our members and tenant leaders, and
council members gathered on the city Hall steps to release the State of bank
Reinvestment in NYC: 2011 report, which fnds the banking industry reduced
lending, investment and other services in nYc.
the second annual report analyzes 20 large banks doing business in nYc and
shows that some of the banks have not fulflled their obligations in regards to
meeting the needs of local communities. the report reveals that across the
industry there was a $38 billion increase in local deposits over the past two years
at the same time as there was a dramatic $4.4 billion decrease in all forms of
reinvestment needed for our communities to thrive, including home purchase
lending, multi-family apartment lending, community development lending
andinvestment, and mortgage modifcations.
The reports fndings underscored the need for more local tools to hold banks
accountable. leaders in the new York city council are attempting to do just that
and have joined us in calling for the passing of important new legislation - The
Responsible banking Act (Intro. 485). Intro. 485 was recently introduced in the
city council to address this problem by requiring greater oversight of banks that
seek to hold nYc central treasury and Agency deposits.
councilmember vann, the chairman of the community Development committee
and councilmember Recchia, the chairman of the Finance committee, introduced
the bill because they are strong supporters of affordable housing and community
economic development. the legislation also has the support of council Speaker
christine Quinn and 33 other council members including leroy comrie, letitia
James, margaret chin, and Ruben Wills who all spoke strongly and eloquently at
the press conference.
banks can play a critical role in supporting and improving communities, said
council Speaker Quinn. We at the council appreciate their many positive
impacts in working class neighborhoods, but we want to ensure that new Yorkers
deposits are reinvested into local communities to the maximum extent possible.
I am optimistic that our legislation will increase transparency and encourage
banks to reinvest in the communities they serve.
the disturbing trend of banks reducing their investment, lending and services
within new York citys neighborhoods and especially in low and moderate
income communities must stop, said council member Al vann, chair of the
community Development committee. new York city cannot afford for its banks
to retreat from their necessary role in community and economic development,
and our communities need banks to be active partners in supporting their
development and vitality. We need banks to invest in affordable housing, provide
ANHD Releases 2011 State of Bank
Reinvestment in NYC Report and
Urges Passage of Int. 485
Photos (T-B):
councilmember Al vann,
co-sponsor of Intro.485,
councilmember leticia
James, AnHD Executive
Director benjamin Dulchin,
AnHD board chair Deb
Howard, NEDAP Co-
Director Josh Zinner

Photo Credit:
michael maloney
ANHD contd on 4
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BRiefS
capital for our small businesses, and work collaboratively with new Yorkers to
preserve homeownership. the Responsible banking Act will help to highlight the
banks that are effectively meeting the needs of new Yorkers and their communities,
as well as those failing in this regard.
ANHD members, holding organizational banners and colorful Pass 485 signs,
have been key in educating local residents and small business owners and building
support for the legislation. members in attendance included Asian Americans for
Equality, brooklyn congregations united, cASA new Settlement, centro Hispano
cuzcatlan, chhaya cDc, cypress Hills lDc, Fifth Avenue committee, Good
old lower East Side, Housing conservation coordinators, make the Road nY,
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Pratt Area Community Council,
Queens community House, Queens congregations united for Action, and St.
nicks Alliance.
Additionally, ANHD has been working closely with NEDAP and South Brooklyn
legal Services on this important initiative.
Deb Howard, chair of the AnHD board of Directors and the Executive Director
of the Pratt Area Community Council, stated, It is essential that working class
New Yorkers have access to mainstream fnancial services. In Brooklyn, we have
seen frsthand how the physical presence of a bank branch can help residents
build assets and keep wealth in the community. Additionally, as an organization
committed to improving the physical environment, we need bank partners who are
committed to providing loans and investments in affordable housing, economic
development and community beautifcation.
council member Domenic m. Recchia Jr., the chair of the counci Finance
committee, stated, the report being released today by AnHD highlights the
need for Intro 485, which Speaker christine Quinn, councilmember Al vann, and I
have been working to ensure is passed. I hope that the release of this report and
the passage of this legislation will help the banking community focus on the real
needs of the local communities that are desperately in need of their services.
the report, available here, is both a comprehensive snapshot on how the banking
industry is meeting its CRA obligations in New York City as well as a bank-by-bank
assessment of how large commercial, regional savings, and wholesale banks
are deploying their capital through lending, investment, and services in the fve
boroughs. All of the data is provided to AnHD by the banks in response to our
annual reinvestment survey.
Major findings of Report
1. Deposits in new York city continue to Increase
In 2009, new York city residents and businesses deposited $522 billion in these
20 banks. However, banks reinvested just 2% ($11.5 billion) of these deposits
back into nYc. While 2% does not seem like a meaningful commitment, the more
distressing fact is that the percentage is falling. between 2008 and 2009, there
was an 8.6% increase in deposits, yet a 36% reduction (-$4.44 billion) in the
amount of reinvestment committed by these same banks.
ANHD contd from 3
Photos (T-B): Rev. Cheri
Kroon, Associate Pastor,
Flatbush Reformed
church, Richard lee,
AAFE Advocacy & Policy
Associate, Afreen Alam,
Deputy Director, chhaya
LDC, Gladys Puglia,
make the Road nY tenant
leader, councilmember
margaret chin
Photo Credit:
michael maloney
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Specifcally, among core reinvestment activities, there was a 43% decrease in Home Purchase Lending (from
$7 to $4b), a 37% decrease in community Development lending (from $2.2 to$1.4b), and a 37% decrease in
CRA-eligible investment (from $818 to $520.1M).
It should be noted that while there were real cuts across the industry, several banks including capital one
authorized sizeable increases in the amount of lending, investment, and grant making across the city. this
increased commitment demonstrates there was both the demand and an opportunity to make credit available
to working class communities.
2. Low- and Moderate-Income Communities Have Born the Brunt of These Cuts
Disappointingly, banks reduced reinvestment in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities at a greater
level than the city overall. For example, while there was a 43% decrease in Home Purchase Loans to all
borrowers, there was an 89% reduction to LMI borrowers. In terms of Multi-Family lending, there was a 14%
decrease across city as a whole, but a 49% cut in lmI tracts. Finally, among the 27 branch openings in 2009,
only one (3.7%) was located in a low-income neighborhood.
banks would explain these reductions by saying 2009 was a bad business year, but the truth is most banks
were very proftable and saw growth from the previous year.
3. Banks Post Strong Profts
In 2009, 20 of the citys largest banks generated $71 billion in profts, an 83% increase from 2008. Although
there does not seem to be the type of bank and their proftability, the report demonstrates that commercial
and savings banks approach reinvestment differently. For the most part, savings banksas local and regional
institutionstend to be more rooted in the communities in which they do business. because of this, savings
banks exceed their commercial and wholesale bank peers in terms of how much of their deposits are allocated
for core reinvestment activities like multi-family and community development lending, and CRA-qualifed
investments.
Next Steps
leadership of the city council is now in discussions with city Hall and the banking industry about several
concerns they have raised with the legislation. While AnHD believes these issues are little more than an
attempt to avoid greater oversight and accountability, we are confdent that a resolution can be achieved and
a strong bill will be passed shortly. Most likely, there will be another hearing on Intro. 485 later this fall. Please
stay tuned to future issues of the Reader for important updates.
If you would like more information, please contact Dave Hanzel at davidb.h@anhd.org or (212) 747-1117 x21.
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The New York Mortgage Coalition (NYMC) is a unique collaboration of financial institutions
and community housing agencies dedicated to helping low to moderate-income families
become first-time homebuyers in the Greater New York area. Through financial workshops
and one-to-one homeownership counseling, NYMCs eight community groups educate
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NYMCs Community Housing Agencies:
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ANHD IALLlWlNTR 20!!-20!2 COURSS & WORKSHOPS
lN AIIORDABL HOUSlNG PRODUCTlON AND PRSRYATlON


DEVELOPING, MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR HOUSING PORTFOLIO
Best Practices In Housing Development, Asset & Property Manage-
ment and Facility Maintenance of Affordable Multi-Family Housing.

This popular training series is speciIically geared Ior developers, owners and project managers,
building managers, superintendents, maintenance & back oIIice staII oI nonproIit housing
agencies that develop, manage and maintain aIIordable housing. The course will be presented
by aIIordable housing experts, construction contractors and proIessional property managers.
DATES: Wednesdays, October 12 - December 7, 2011. TIME: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
LOCATION: ANHD Offices 50 Broad Street, Suite 1125, unless otherwise indicated below.
COST: $180 per agency for ANHD, SHNNY & UHAB members, $270 Non-
members. For members, registering for the entire series includes one free admis-
sion to our three-session MAINTAINING & OPERATING HEATING PLANTS, (SEE BE-
LOW). Single sessions: $30/members & $40/non-members.
Member agencies that sign up for the entire series may send any 1WO staff people from their organiza-
tion to each presentation. In addition, (subject to availability) all organizations that sign up for the
entire series will receive a copy of LISC`s Cuide to Comprehensive Asset & Property Management and
A Cuide to Comprehensive Maintenance & Repair (an $8 value).

OCT. 12. THE BUSINESS OF ASSET & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT-BEST PRACTICES. Lisa Deller,
V.P. Asset Management NY Equity Fund, will present the elements oI sound asset & property
management with an overview oI roles & responsibilities & the day-to-day operations including:
rent collection, supervising maintenance staII, record keeping, monitoring contracts, marketing &
leasing, risk management & insurance, and many other considerations.

OCT. 19. Session # 1 9:30 AM-12:30 PM (full), Session # 2 1:30 PM-4:30 PM A DE-
TAILED OVERVIEW OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE. Aaron Lewit, Constr. Mgr. will explain best
maintenance & preventive maintenance practices Ior all building systems including: mechanical,
heating, ventilating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, communication, vertical transportation systems,
as well as the rehabilitation process & basic physics Ior building operation.

OCT. 26. NYSERDA MULTI-FAMILY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM. NYSERDA will explain the ap-
plication process, eligibility criteria, Iinancial beneIits & incentives, building improvements/energy
saving retroIits, how it works & how to combine the program with WAP.
NY STATE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM . The Community Environmental Center
will explain this energy eIIiciency program, eligibility & beneIits.
CON EDISON`S NEW MULTI-FAMILY ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. Find out about ConEd`s
new energy savings program and how to be the Iirst on your block to get free energy audits, free
compact fluorescent light bulbs, smart strips, and free water saving devises.

NOV. 09. FIELD TRIP TO CONSTRUCTION SITE. Understanding up-close the major building sys-
tems (envelope, mechanical, electrical, heat, cooling and plumbing) with Leo Baez (and his expert
staII) Enterprise, who will guide us through a construction site to see & understand the major
building systems prior to various items being enclosed. Location TBD.

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NOV. 16. FIELD TRIP TO ONE OF THE MOST ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS IN NYC. Henry GiI-
Iord, a prominent heating contractor, will guide us through a very energy eIIicient multiple-
dwelling, and explain the importance oI air sealing & building tightness, innovative insulation
techniques and an appropriately-sized, energy eIIicient heating system in a building that was built
without increased costs or the need Ior government energy eIIiciency incentives. Location: 299
East 3
rd
Street, Between Avenues C & D.

THURSDAY, NOV. 17. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS & ARCHITECTURAL AGREEMENTS. CO-
SPONSORED WITH THE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING NETWORK OF NY (SHNNY) TO BE HELD AT EN-
TERPRISE. This workshop explores what non-proIit developers should know about negotiating con-
struction and architect agreements. What are your rights, what should you do iI something goes
wrong with the construction, and where does the responsibility ultimately lie? Get the perspective
Irom an experienced attorney (Irom Goldstein-Hall PLLC), asset manager, and not-Ior-proIit de-
veloper at this joint training with SHNNY, held at the Enterprise Community Partners, 1 Whi-
tehall St, 11
th
Floor.

NOV. 30. MAKING MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS PERFORM MORE EFFICIENTLY, REDUCING MAIN-
TENANCE & OPERATING COSTS & REVERSING GLOBAL WARMING. RetroIitting energy conserva-
tion measures with a Iocus on the cost beneIits oI the 'Low Hanging Fruit and The Crisis oI
Global Warming - What To Do About It with Michael Sweringen, President, microLeadership, Inc.

DEC. 7. HOW TO STRUCTURE A PARTNERSHIP DEAL & 1OINT VENTURES? There are a lot oI wrin-
kles when teaming up with other entities to create a development team to construct aIIordable
housing. Know how deals work & how to bring clarity to the partnerships & maximize the value
your organization brings to the table. This workshop will be led by lawyers Irom Goldstein-Hall PLLC.

To Register for DEVELOPING, MAAACIAC & MAIA1AIAIAC YOUR HOUSIAC POR1FOLIO (ABOJE)
AAD/OR MAIA1AIAIAC & OPERA1IAC HEA1IAC PLAA1S(BELOW): Please mail the application Iorm(s)
ASAP with payment to ANHD, 50 Broad St., Suite 1125, NY, NY 10004, Attn: Rita Mazza, or Iax to
212-747-1114. (Please make checks payable to ANHD.) Contact Mike Bucci 347-306-1745/ mgbuc-
ciaol.com or Moses Gates moses.ganhd.org with questions about these trainings.

Advance registration required. Seating is limited, so apply early.




















DEVELOPING, MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR HOUSING PORTFOLIO

OrganIzatIon
Address
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OIIIce PboneFax
Attendee NameJTItIe
Attendee NameJTItIe
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ALSO ANNOUNCING

ANHD/HCC`S WINTER 2012 BOILER/BURNER MINI-SERIES
MAINTAINING & OPERATING HEATING PLANTS:
Heating & Hot Water Systems

Tuesday, 1anuary 10
Thursday, 1anuary 12
Tuesday, 1anuary 17, 2012
Classes will meet at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

In this three-session course, Mark Russo, a prominent educator
and trainer, will teach us about combustion (gas/oil burners), boi-
lers (steam/hydronic and modular), heating distribution systems
(steam & hydronic), & ways to improve facility energy efficiency.

This upcoming course will be held at
CHDC`S 46th Street Community Room
300 West 46th Street - Lobby Entrance
(Between 8th

and 9th

Avenues, Manhattan)
Registration: $125.00 (non-profit & ANHD membership rate)
$200.00 (for-profit sector)

To Register for MAIA1AIAIAC & OPERA1IAC HEA1IAC PLAA1S MIAI-SERIES (OALY):
Please mail the application Iorm ASAP with payment to ANHD, 50 Broad St., Suite 1125, NY,
NY 10004, Attn: Rita Mazza, or Iax to 212-747-1114. (Please make checks payable to ANHD.)
Contact Mike Bucci 347-306-1745/ mgbucciaol.com with questions about these trainings.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS BOILER/BURNER MINI-SERIES
















ANHD gratefully acknowledges Wachovia Foundation, Astoria Federal
Savings, and Ridgewood Savings Bank for their generous support of
ANHD`s Affordable Housing Institute and Training Programs.
ANHD/HCC`S WINTER 2012 BOILER/BURNER MINI-SERIES

OrganIzatIon
Address
TeIepboneFax
BoIIerJBurner Course Attendee
EmaII ANHDSHNNYUHAB
PIease IndIcate MembersbIp
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tuesday October 18, 2011, 10-1pm
Online Property Research and Other web-
based tools
Location: UNHP, 2715 Bainbridge Ave.This training will teach
participants how to use online research tools to fnd owners,
violation records and other information needed to build
strong organizing campaigns. online resources covered
include: Property Shark, ACRIS, NYCHANIS, HPD online.
Participants are expected to have minimal to NO experience
conducting online property research. this training will be
held at the Heiskell Enterprise center for technology, 2715
Bainbridge Avenue in the Fordham-Bedford section of the
bronx. conducted by Greg Jost, university neighborhood
Housing Program and ANHD staff Cost: $100 per person
($50 per person for AnHD members)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 9:30-12:30pm
A Detailed Overview of Building Maintenance
Session # 1 @ 9:30 AM-12:30 PM (full)
Session # 2 @ 1:30 PM-4:30 PM.
Aaron lewit, constr. mgr. will explain best maintenance &
preventive maintenance practices for all building systems
including: mechanical, heating, ventilating, cooling, plumbing,
electrical, communication, vertical transportation systems,as
well as the rehabilitation process & basic physics for building
operation. (See details on page 12)
thursday November 10, 10-5pm
Advanced Housing Law & Legal Research for
Organizers
this training will teach organizers how to use the Green
Book, Residential Landlord - Tenant Law in NYC, written
by Andy Scherer, in order to better understand housing law.
this book lays out the law on almost every topic relevant to
tenants, and also shows how the law is actually interpreted
and applied in housing court. the course will be taught by Ed
Josephson and other legal services attorneys.
Cost: $320 per organization-ANHD members only. $420
non-ANHD members. (Cost includes: a copy of the book &
admits 2 people)
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Friday, November 18, 2011
8:30aM to 6:00PM
the
NYU Law school Lipton hall
110 West 3rd street (at MacDougal)
Date
Local Responsible Banking Ordinances:
a National Policy Convening
What:
Local Responsible Banking Ordinances:
A National Policy Convening
WhO:
Advocates, Regulators, and Elected Offcials from
New York and cities across the country including
Boston, Chicago,Cleveland, Los Angeles, and
Philadelphia, among others
WhY:
ANHD and the National Community Reinvestment
Coalition (NCRC) are co-hosting this important
forum to explore local strategies for holding banks
more accountable
WheN:
Friday, November 18, 2011
WheRe:
NYU Law School Lipton Hall
For more information, contact Dave Hanzel
at davidb.h@anhd.org or (212) 747-1117 x21
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ASSOCIATION FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD
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DEVELOPMENT, INC.
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AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competition
the corporation for national and community
Service, a federal agency, has initiated Americorps
State and national Grant competitions, a grant for
organizations to implement programs that utilize
AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based
interventions to strengthen communities. n the 2012
competition CNCS expects to invest a signifcant
amount of available funding to programs working in
the six Focus Areas of Disaster Services, Economic
opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship,
Healthy Futures, and veterans and military Families.
In particular, cncS seeks to target its Americorps
grantmaking in the Education, Disaster Services and
veterans and military Families Focus Areas.
Deadline: Jan 18, 2012
Funding Amount: not stated
links: http://www.nationalservice.gov/for_
organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=91
AmeriCorps State and National Planning 2012
AmeriCorps State and National Planning 2012 is a
planning grant meant to support the development of
Americorps programs that will engage Americorps
members in evidence-based interventions to solve
community problems.
the federal agency, corporation for national and
community Service, is offering planning grants to
recipients who are expected to be better prepared
to compete for an Americorps program grant in
the following grant cycle. Planning grants may
not be used to support Americorps members. An
Americorps member is an individual who is enrolled
in an approved national service position and engages
in community service.
Deadline: Jan 18, 2012
Funding Amount: not stated
link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/for_
organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=92
Consulting Services for HPDs Section 8 Program
The NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation &
Development is seeking the services of a consultant
to provide support and technical assistance related
to the implementation of new initiatives and the
continued implementation of improvements in HPDs
Section 8 Program operations.
A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on Thursday,
September 29, 2011 at 11.00 AM, Room 8P6,
8th Floor, 100 Gold Street, new York, nY 10038.
Attendance is highly recommended.
Link: http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/
vendorsearch/asp/Postings.asp?req_id=20110915004
Deadline: 10-18-2011
Funding Amount: Payments will not exceed
$100,000 per year of the contract; and the hourly rate
range is between $200-$210.
Love Your Block
nYc Service and citizens committee for new York
City invite volunteer-led neighborhood group to apply
for a block transformation grant and receive:
- Grant for $500 - $1,000
- Support from City agencies including the
Departments of Transportation, Sanitation, and Parks
& Recreation to help revitalize your block
- Project planning and community-building assistance
from citizens committee for new York city
- Assistance with local media coverage for your event
links: http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants/love_your_
block.attachment/lyb-2012-5123/LYB%202012%20
Application.pdf
Deadline: november 8, 2011
Funding Amount: grants range from $500-$1,000
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Residents call for NY Community Bank to end
M
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Run Last Thursday, tenants of 735 Bryant Ave in the
Bronx held a press conference to demand action. The goal was to bring attention to the disinvestment
and physical neglect that has plagued their building
for years.
Residents were joined by Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz and City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn, as well as neighbors from surrounding
buildings as they collectively called on New York
Community Bank to put an end to the serial neglect. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident for New
York Community Bank, which holds the mortgage on
735 Bryant as well as 33 other buildings (including contd on p3
Above (l-r) Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, 735 Bryant Avenue Tenant Association President Gennet Riley and City Council Speaker Quinn during the press conference. Inset: Residents of nearby buildings under NYCBs portfolio express thoughts
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employment opportunity
Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a
candidate for Community Organizer
Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with residents to stabilize blocks where BSDC is currently developing property.
Conducts assessments of blocks where BSDC is considering real estate development to determine what
issues will impact development. Works with Housing Group staff to implement plans to address issues
resulting from assessments.
Develops and implements neighborhood-based educational programs on issues related to
homeownership.
Partners with community residents in the development of block and tenant associations.
Supports existing block and tenant associations. Organizes new tenant and block associations.
Identifes and helps develop neighborhood leadership.
Attends regular community meetings, such as the 79th Precinct Council, 81st Precinct Council and
Community Board #3, and other Central Brooklyn Precinct Councils and Community boards.
Plans and coordinates Foreclosure Outreach.
Represents BSDC and community interests at public forums and community events.
Maintains a visible presence as a member of the community.
Provides grassroots marketing support to Housing Group staff, as needed.
Works with the Director of Economic Development to organize merchants.
Prepares written reports.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifcations/Requirements:
Bachelors degree.
Minimum of fve years experience working within the community development feld,
Demonstrated experience in organizing and developing resident leadership, leveraging fnancial and
technical resources to produce tangible improvement in neighborhoods, and facilitating collaborative
efforts among community leaders, non-profts and public agencies.
Self-starter. Ability to work independently.
Demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment
Computer literacy with profciency in MS offce products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent oral and written communication skills. .
Ability to work effectively with people of various races and backgrounds.
Ability to multi task.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Imelba Rodriguez
Homeownership Services manager
bridge Street Development corporation
460 nostrand Avenue
brooklyn, nY 11216
F. (718) 636-7595
irodriguez@bsdcorp.org
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Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 1994, the mission of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice is to rebuild the neighborhoods of
Bronx River and Soundview/Bruckner in the South Bronx by preparing young people, ages 13 to 21, to
become prophetic voices for peace and justice. We accomplish this through political education, spiritual
formation, and youth and community development and organizing. Guided by a prophetic faith, YMPJs
purpose is to transform both the people and the physical infrastructure of blighted South Bronx
neighborhoods and change the systems that negatively impact them.
GENERAL SUMMARY
YMPJ seeks a Director of Programs to provide overall leadership and oversight of YMPJ after school and
summer programs which include youth development and organizing programs, and community
justice/family services. The Director of Programs will also be responsible for working with the
Development Director to find creative and strategic ways to promote the organization and gain funding.
This person will also represent YMPJ on various alliances, execute and update strategic plan, evaluate
programs and staff. The organization works on a 40 hour a week schedule. The Director of Programs
reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Executive Director in organizational planning and decision making
o Lead Program staff in on-going meetings for planning and developing programs
o Meet regularly with the Executive director to assess the work of YMPJ centers
o Research and identify staff development opportunities

Oversee programmatic elements of YMPJ Centers: Youth Development and Organizing,
Community Justice, and Adult Programs
o Work with Center Directors on curriculum development, work plans and budgets
o Track the progress of each center in accomplishing set goals
o Monitor progress of self, programs, members and staff goals
o Support Center directors with ideas, advice, and direction on programmatic work
o Develop an orientation/training for new staff and members
o Foster a climate that supports both member and staff success and promotes respect
and appreciation for all students, staff and parents
o Develop, implement, and ensure effective member recruitment practices
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Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
GRANTS MANAGER
WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 1994, the mission of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice is to rebuild the neighborhoods of
Bronx River and Soundview/Bruckner in the South Bronx by preparing young people, ages 13 to 21, to
become prophetic voices for peace and justice. We accomplish this through political education, spiritual
formation, and youth and community development and organizing. Guided by a prophetic faith, YMPJs
purpose is to transform both the people and the physical infrastructure of blighted South Bronx
neighborhoods and change the systems that negatively impact them.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Grants Manager at Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) works in cooperation with the
Executive Director to determine the programs funding needs, identify possible funding sources and
donors, and apply to those funding sources for grants. The Grants Manager is responsible for the entire
grant writing process which includes managing reporting process for current funders, researching and
targeting appropriate funding sources, and securing funding throughout the year. This person will also
work closely with the Executive Director in cultivating relationships. The organization works on a 40
hour week schedule. The Grants Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Responsibilities:
o Support the Fundraising Plan developed by the Executive Director, as well as, build and expand
on existing plan
o Write concept notes and grant proposals that support the mission of YMPJ and all program
areas
o Research and identify potential funding for the organization and its programs
o Works collaboratively with the Executive Director in cultivating relationships with funders
o Maintain all grant submissions, renewals and reporting, as well as writing donor reports
o Track progress of all current and new funding for the organization
o Maintain tracking tool used for all current and new funding sources
o Work with the Executive Director to maintain/develop relationships with foundations and
corporations
o Work with designated staff to coordinate the complete submission of all proposals and their
supporting documentation
o Work collaboratively with fiscal staff to ensure proper budget preparation for all proposal
submissions
o Maintain all records for organizational funders both current and prospective
o Ensure all grants are supportive of the program budgets, finance plans, and organizational goals
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Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
OFFICE MANAGER
WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 1994, the mission of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice is to rebuild the neighborhoods of
Bronx River and Soundview/Bruckner in the South Bronx by preparing young people, ages 13 to 21, to
become prophetic voices for peace and justice. We accomplish this through political education, spiritual
formation, and youth and community development and organizing. Guided by a prophetic faith, YMPJs
purpose is to transform both the people and the physical infrastructure of blighted South Bronx
neighborhoods and change the systems that negatively impact them.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The office manager at Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) oversees the day to day operations
of YMPJs office space. This person will be working closely with the CFO and maintaining the
organizations fiscal systems. He or she is responsible for overseeing the management of YMPJs
Management Information Systems. This person will also oversee the organizations human resources
and will maintain the employee files. The organization works on a 40 hour week schedule. The Office
manager will work closely with, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Office Manager
o Supervise Administrative Assistant
o Supervise maintenance staff
o Maintaining office equipment and accessories/supplies; coordinating with vendors for
equipment repairs, ensuring that the site equipment (from copy machines to boiler) is working
properly
o Work with Administrative Assistant on maintaining inventory and ordering office and cleaning
supplies as needed
o Assist the Executive Director in the preparation of all Board Materials and meeting logistics
o Support program in the planning and execution of large program/organization wide events

Fiscal Services
o Enter Accounts Payables and Receivables into the system
o Enter and call in organizations bi-weekly payroll
o Copy all checks and deposits
o Manage Petty Cash
o Maintain fiscal files for payables and receivables including the copying of receivables and
payables
o Responsible for creating reports for all private and government funding
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Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
WHO WE ARE:
Founded in 1994, the mission of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice is to rebuild the neighborhoods of
Bronx River and Soundview/Bruckner in the South Bronx by preparing young people, ages 13 to 21, to
become prophetic voices for peace and justice. We accomplish this through political education, spiritual
formation, and youth and community development and organizing. Guided by a prophetic faith, YMPJs
purpose is to transform both the people and the physical infrastructure of blighted South Bronx
neighborhoods and change the systems that negatively impact them.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Administrative Assistant at Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) reports directly to the
Office Manager. The organization works on a 40 hour week schedule. The Administrative Assistant will
work a schedule of 10am to 7pm during the school year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Responsibilities
o Coordinate use of conference room maintain conference room schedule
o Maintaining office, conference, and meeting areas in a presentable condition
o Preparing for office meetings (setting up rooms and any media needed; coordinate
refreshments and snacks for guests)
o Handling a heavy volume of phone calls, screen calls and respond when necessary, directing
calls to appropriate individuals, taking messages, and retrieving voice mails, updating the
Executive Directors call list
o Organizing and managing logistics for speaking engagement, conferences, workshops, and
meetings, both on- and off-site, when necessary, including but not limited to all aspects of travel
arrangements.
o Checking and sorting mail
o Sorting, making copies and distributing mail, as needed
o Typing letters, memos, agendas and various documents

Management Information Systems
o Enter data in systems member, vendor, funding, and community justice
o Filing data member, vendor, funding, and community justice

Fiscal Services
o Support Office Manager in maintaining fiscal files
o Make weekly deposits
o Log weekly deposits

Other duties as assigned.
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