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tenants say

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“Let J-51 R.I.P.”
INSIDE: GRANTS JOBS TRAININGS
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JANUARY 24, 2012 - SPECIAL EDITION - VOLUME XXXVII - NO 2
J-51 is on life support. Te 56 year-old abatement program, which
began as an incentive to help landlords transition from cold to hot
water pipes, ofcially died on December 31, 2011, when its legal
enactment expired.
New York landlords reacted in disbelief and began lobbying Albany
with the organized support of Te Real Estate Board of New York
(REBNY) to reinstate the costly giveback. On Tursday, January
20, landlords and members of REBNY gathered inside the Hilton
Hotel for their lavish annual meeting.
Outside the hotel, our members rallied back, arguing that the state
cannot aford this expensive program. Chanting “We are the 99
percent” to the sounds of whistles and drums, Make the Road NY,
Housing Conservation Coordinators and the Real Rent Reform
(R3) campaign turned out hundreds of tenants who braced the cold
to rally at the hotel and let all who attended the REBNY’s annual
gala know that J-51 would not be renewed without a fght.
“Te Senate has not really expressed an interest in reviving this,” said
Michael McKee, treasurer of Tenants Political Action Committee.
According to McKee, renewing J-51 is not something the State
Legislature is fxated with at the moment. However, given its
renewal is one of REBNY’s key priorities, it is likely only a matter
of time before it becomes an issue.
According to the New York City Department of Finance, more than
39,000 apartment buildings across the fve boroughs were a part of
the J-51 program as of January last year. Owners of properties in
the J-51 program pay considerably lower taxes to the City of New
York. Some estimates put the cost of the program in the hundreds
of millions of dollars.
Te cost of the program must be considered in light of the other
pressing needs of the city’s supply of afordable housing. Indeed,
in recent years, J-51 has less been focused on essential updates to
core building systems and more on creating upscale properties that
would be attractive to more afuent residents.
Tenants will continue to argue that limited public resources should
be spent in a more direct way that guarantee true afordability goals
are being met.
By: Lydgia Pass
Lydia Pass works at Community Pride
– Harlem Children’s Zone and recently
completed a fellowship with ANHD’s
Center for Neighborhood Leadership.
Te CNL Fellowship provides peer learn-
ing, enhanced training, and resources to
experienced community organizers to
enable them to remain and thrive in this
feld.
As I write this, I am reminded of the ex-
citement, idealism and sheer anxiety of
2008. Our country was in a tizzy about
the prospect of having an African-Amer-
ican president and most of us in Harlem
wondered what that would mean to the
lives of countless black folk. I recall the
lengthy debates both public and private
regarding Barack Obama’s lack of po-
litical experience. Questions to which I
always replied in jest, “Well most candi-
dates who run for president don’t have
PRESIDENTIAL experience!” At that
level of leadership, one puts together a
team made up of the best and brightest
to begin the tireless work of governance.
All leaders from every level, whether
grassroots or national, must be altogether
diplomatic and strong, and compassion-
ate yet frm.
A leader has timing and knows when to
step up and take a stand or, instead, when
to take a step back to allow others to step
up. People in communities like Harlem
spent years advocating, agitating, train-
ing and organizing long before the ar-
rival of then Senator Barack Obama onto
the national stage. Park bench and cof-
fee shop debates about the “young man
with the confdent smile and intelligent
approach to complex political issues” be-
came common. Street corners became
places to gain insight and share opinions
freely.
Chet Whye is the Campaign Director of
the Obama re-election efort underway,
Harlem4Obama (H4O). He shared with
me his insight into community account-
ability in the Age of Obama. “H4O ex-
pected the community to take the man-
tra from Obama that ‘we are the people
we’ve been waiting for’ seriously and stay
engaged by continuing to work issues
locally. When we shut down the presi-
dential campaign ofce afer the election,
Harlem4 was set up as a community ap-
paratus for change.”
CENTRAL HARLEM AND IN THE AGE OF OBAMA
GRASS ROOTS
LEADERSHIP
Asked what he thinks would get people
more actively engaged in their commu-
nities, Whye said, “I believe the pain we
all share now economically will compel
people to say they’ve had enough and get
out there to push for change. You see that
happening with Occupy Wall Street. But,
before there was an OWS, there was an
Occupy Lunch Counter, Occupy Selma
and Occupy Front of the Bus.”
President Obama inspired many indi-
viduals to get involved politically and
civically and to take on positions of lead-
ership within their neighborhoods; how-
ever, community-based organizations
(CBOs) play a fundamental role in build-
ing and channeling this involvement.
Some CBOs have the luxury of being able
to provide ongoing leadership develop-
ment initiatives that assist in supporting
and sustaining the grassroots movement;
while other CBOs, unfortunately, don’t
have the funding or wherewithal to build
leadership training into their program-
ming.
I’ve found an additional challenge, how-
ever. When CBOs take on the role of
developing leadership, they must under-
stand and be intentional about this role.
“Developing leadership” is not a one size
fts all endeavor. For example, every-
one isn’t a leader, some are agitators who
could care less about skill growth, shar-
ing power or community development.
Others are content pretending they have
competence in leadership, which involves
an awful lot of diplomacy, patience and
sound judgment.
As someone who serves and is also a
stakeholder in Harlem, I believe that
grassroots leadership in the age of
Obama isn’t any diferent than when he
was Senator Obama. Tere are many of
the same faces going about their duty of
service; people who take the lead in get-
ting information to their communities,
going head to head with politicians on re-
zonings, hosting empowerment forums
for youth, fghting to preserve safe and
income-targeted housing and basically
doing the work that needs to be done. We
are dedicating themselves to improving
conditions in buildings, on blocks and
in neighborhoods – so that dream and
hopes of social change aren’t solely linked
to the re-election of Barack Obama in
2012.
Lydgia Pass is a 2011 Center for Neigh-
borhood Leadership Fellow. She is pic-
tured above, the sixth person from lef.
CENTRAL HARLEM AND IN THE AGE OF OBAMA
GRASS ROOTS
LEADERSHIP
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Watchdog
Unleashed
what consumer financial protection looks like
On Tursday, January 5, President Obama enabled the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to take two giant and bold
steps forward when he appointed Richard Cordray as the CFPB’s
frst director and launched the nation’s frst federal nonbank
supervision program.
After almost a year of partisan resistance to the appointment of
its director, the CFPB is now fully stafed and ready to protect
consumers. Its frst target? Non-Banks.
Two weeks ago the agency released to the public its Mortgage
Origination Examination Procedures, which detail the way
CFPB will regulate independent lenders, brokers, servicers, and
others unafliated with banks and depository institutions in the
mortgage market.
Te procedures build on groundbreaking procedures frst
announced in October by the agency and promise to reign in
clandestine activities previously unregulated in the mortgage
market--including those enacted by many of the largest subprime
lenders during the housing bubble.
Cordray, who served as Assistant Director of Enforcement
for the agency since its inception, got the nod to assume
directorship through a controversial recess appointment. Te
recess appointment, one of 28 made by Obama since 2009, came
in response to six months of stall tactics used by the Senate who
vowed not to confrm any of Obama’s political appointees.
Te appointment of Cordray gave the agency legal authority to
implement the federal nonbank supervision program, a program
whose new responsibility required a director.
Speaking of his appointment and the agency’s new initiative
for the frst time before an audience at the Brookings Institute,
Cordray said,
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“Now, for the frst time, we can exercise the full authorities
granted to us under the new law. Tat is the specifc diference
that having a director makes. Today, we are launching the
Bureau’s program for supervising non-banks. We will begin
dealing face-to-face with payday lenders, mortgage servicers,
mortgage originators, private student lenders, and other frms
that often compete with banks but have largely escaped any
meaningful federal oversight.”
Te agency also appointed Raj Date (pictured left), who formerly
served as Special Advisor on the CFPB, to serve as Deputy
Director of CFPB and Kent Markus, who
served as Cordray’s Deputy Assistant, to serve
as Assistant Director of Enforcement, the
position vacated by Cordray.
With its leadership in place the CFPB, with
about 700 employees, seems ready to not only
continue its listening tour throughout the
country, but also start placing new rules for road of fnance.
WHAT IS THE CFPB?
Tink of the CFPB as a newly planted hulk of a tree with six
distinct roots. Te trunk of CFPB comprises Director Cordray.
Its frst root handles all executive and administrative duties. Its
second, perhaps most nurturing root is dedicated to consumer
education and engagement while another root handles all
research related to markets and regulations. Two other roots
serve to advise the agency both internally on legal matters and
externally with media and other external communications. Its
fnal root, which made headlines last week with the launch of
regulating non-banks, is perhaps the most muscular root and is
dedicated to actually supervising and enforcing the fair lending
and equal opportunity activities of large and non-banks.
“One of our primary objectives is to bring clarity to the fnancial
markets,” said Cordray of his agency’s eforts. “People have a hard
time understanding the terms of a deal when they have to pore
over reams of fne print. So we launched our Know Before You
Owe campaign, to provide consumers with easy-to-understand
disclosures that make clearer the prices and risks of fnancial
products right up front. After all, two basic premises of a well-
functioning market are: frst, that buyers and sellers understand
the terms of the deal, and second, that buyers are able to compare
possible alternatives. Honest businesses want to compete in
such a market, and they are satisfed to win market share based
on fair competition and excellent customer service, not through
deception or fraud.”
Since CFPB assumed the consolidated authority of seven other
agencies for policing abuses in consumer fnancial products like
credit cards and mortgages, in particular the responsibility for
enforcing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and
Disclosure Act (CARD Act), signed by the President in 2009 the
agency has begun pushing credit card providers to simplify their
forms in order to make sure consumers can better understand the
fees and costs associated with credit.
Credit cards are the most commonly used form of consumer
credit. Nearly 514 million credit cards are in circulation in the
United States and represent about $700 billion in outstanding
household debt that averages to more than $6,000 per household,
according to Deputy Date.
Te agency has also launched other eforts under the moniker
“Know Before You Owe” regarding loans to senior citizens,
students and military families, credit cards, credit scores and
mortgages.
www.consumerfnance.gov
THE CFPB SHOULD
DO WHAT NEXT?
ON FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ANHD/218337528202072
OR TWEET IT.
http://twitter.com/anhdnyc
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2011year in review
Photo: ANHD Boardmembers applaud graduate students for having completed two semesters of the CNL Fellowship program. Te Fellowship
program provided many highlights for ANHD in 2011.








Managing Lean and Green is a monthly workshop series on how to make existing housing portfolios healthier, more energy
efficient, and reduce operating costs. The series is sponsored by the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the Pratt Center
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Upcoming Workshops
Greening Affordable Housing through the actions of Tenants, Buildings, and Communities
Spring sessions are planned in collaboration with Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners.

March 13, 2012 Tenant Engagement & Education
What can you do to create a tenant engagement program in your affordable housing residence? Curious about
different techniques and what would be best for your tenants? In this session, affordable housing organizations that
have implemented tenant education programs will present their experiences and offer lessons learned. Environmental
Psychologist, Mirele Goldsmith will present current positions on how to change attitudes and behavior towards
environmental awareness and will moderate the panel.

April 19, 2012 A Holistic Approach: Integrating Building Operations & Agency Management
How can your organization approach the design, operations and preservation of buildings more efficiently? What
strategies and concerns should be considered when integrating sustainability, health factors and energy efficiency in
building and asset management? This session will consider a more holistic approach to managing buildings and building
portfolios and will discuss methods of implementation by building staff and administration, as well as new programs
being initiated by public agencies to address improved management.

May 16, 2012 Engaging Neighborhoods & Communities
This session will focus on how a building, an agency or a neighborhood organization can effectively have an impact on
their larger community either through individual acts or concerted neighborhood efforts.

Previous Workshops
Meeting Enterprise Green Communities Criteria
Fall subseries workshops were coordinated by Enterprise and focused on specific Enterprise Green Communities Criteria.

January 11, 2012 Tree Planting and Affordable Housing
The New York Restoration Project implements PlanNYC’s MillionTreesNYC program.

December 8, 2011 Implementing Integrated Pest Management in Affordable Housing
Strategies to economically manage pests with a minimum of hazard to residents, property and the environment.

November 1, 2011 Implementing Smoke-Free Building Policies in Affordable Housing
Increase awareness of health impacts, protect residents' health and reduce property damage.

October 4, 2011 Access to Fresh Local Foods for Affordable Housing Residents
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JOBS JANUARY 24, 2011 - VOLUME XXXVII - NO 2
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Minkwon looking for Advocacy &
Organizing Director
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Te MinKwon Center for Community Action invites applications for an Advocacy &
Organizing Director. Te Advocacy & Organizing Director will work closely with our
Advocacy & Organizing and other staf to strengthen and develop our advocacy campaigns
and grassroots organizing work with our communities.
Te Advocacy & Organizing Director would help lead our Advocacy and Community
Organizing Program to engage in advocacy campaigns on issues such as comprehensive
immigration reform, fairer allocation of city and state budgets and other social justice issues;
and to develop an informed, active base of community members engaged on these issues.
Te Director would have the following specifc responsibilities:
Te MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is flled.
Please prepare and send a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the
organization and position to Steven Choi, schoi@minkwon.org.
Minkwon looking for a Development Director
Te MinKwon Center for Community Action invites applications for a Development
Director. Te Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and
with other staf, Board and volunteers to plan, execute and implement a robust fundraising
strategy for the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Set annual fundraising goals together with organization’s leadership, and meet goals
through strong execution of development eforts; Prospect potential funding streams of
all sources (foundation, major donor, individual, corporate, government), and develop
new funding partnership opportunities; Help plan, execute and implement annual Gala,
a Spring Reception, and at least two mailed appeals to raise funds and awareness of the
MinKwon Center and its mission; and Maintain detailed grants management database,
records, and systems. Two plus years experience in development and fundraising eforts
and developing relationships with funders (strongly preferred).
Te MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is flled.
Please prepare and send a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the
organization and position to Steven Choi, schoi@minkwon.org.
FAC seeks SBADI
Community Organizer
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Te Community Organizer will work
closely with the Executive Director
and Director of Organizing and other
community leaders and colleagues as
needed to ensure efective SBADI
campaigns and coalition participation.
Te SBADI Community Organizer
will be responsible for leading Fifth
Avenue Committee’s (FAC) South
Brooklyn Accountable Development
Initiative (SBADI) which advances a
new vision of economic development
in New York City in which public
policy delivers truly afordable
housing, environmental justice and
sustainability, living wage jobs and
livable neighborhoods.
SALARY-$40-45k annually,
commensurate with experience. 
Competitive benefts package
includes full health and dental
insurance (following three month
wait period), 18 days paid vacation
annually, paid sick and personal
days and 403B employee retirement
savings and fexible spending
accounts.
Email resume, cover letter and salary
history with “SBADI Community
Organizer” in the subject line by
January 11th, 2012 to: ztorres@
ffthave.org Attn:  Zoilo Torres,
Director of Organizing and
Advocacy Fifth Avenue Committee,
Inc. 621 DeGraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Chhaya CDC is seeking an
Intake Specialist
Chhaya seeks an energetic intake
specialist to be part of its dynamic
program team. Te intake specialist
will be one of the critical front-line
staf, helping South Asian and other
immigrant clients in navigating and
selecting the appropriate housing
counseling program at Chhaya.
Candidate will receive necessary
trainings.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include conducting
triage, and scheduling appointments
with appropriate staf; conducting
one-on-one intake counseling
sessions with tenants, prospective
homebuyers, at-risk homeowners and
other clients; presenting workshops
and information sessions and
assisting with the preparation of
monthly as well as other counseling
reports.
Candidates need to be multilingual
in English, Bangla, Hindi, Nepali,
Punjabi or Urdu and have excellent
customer service and computer skills.
Tis is a full time position, 40 hours
per week. Anticipated start date is
the third week of November 2011.
Salary will be commensurate with
experience plus excellent benefts
including, medical and dental
benefts, 403b option, TransitChek
and generous vacation and holidays.
To apply send a resume, a thoughtful
cover letter and list of references to
Homeownership Program Manager
Mamta Gurung, at Careers@
chhayacdc.org
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.
is seeking a Director of Human Resources
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures that West Harlem Group Assistance and its afliates are in full compliancewith all
federal, state and local laws and regulations, oversees human resources policies, personnel
fles and records and ensures compliance with established personnel policies. Responsible for
overseeing the grievance process, dispute resolution, termination of employees, conducting
exit interviews and responding to verifcation of employment and reference requests.
Responsible for the supervision and coordination of job postings, recruitment, orientation,
staf training and development and the hiring process of staf and volunteers. Administers
all benefts programs. Reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all directors
and managers of WHGA and its afliates Qualifcations: Qualifcations: Candidate must
have a 4 year Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or related feld, and
specifc training or certifcation in Human Resource Management. SHRM Certifcation
preferred. 5-7 years of work experience in human resource management and knowledge
of not for-proft sector required. Ability to interact with all levels of employees and work
courteously and confdentially.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, union negotiation and dispute resolution
skills. Computer literate in Microsoft Ofce Suite. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
Salary: Commensurate with Experience. Mail or fax resume and cover letter to June P.
Andrews, Deputy Director, West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc., 1652 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY 10031 Fax: (212) 862-3281
Looking for an Assistant Director
Jericho Project is looking to hire an Assistant Director who will oversee all property
management functions at West Tremont, and also conduct direct program services.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities for the full-time, Bronx-based position includes developing marketing
programs; supervising tenant selection process and participating in tenant interviews,
developing and overseeing compliance with leases and house rules, conducting community
meetings, supervising maintenance programs, and completing reports to government and
other funders.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Department Jericho Project Job Code: KingsbridgeAD 245 W. 29th
Street, Suite 902 New York, NY 10001 Fax: 646.624.2301 Email: hr@jerichoproject.org
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Looking for a Director of Building Services
RESPONSIBILITIES:
A nonproft agency located in NYC is seeking a Director of Building Services. Responsibilities
include supervising maintenance department including building and apartment repairs and
preventative maintenance on all building systems; Identifying and monitoring all outside
contracted work. Director is also responsible for inventory controls, correction of violations
and staf annual performance reviews. Qualifcations: High School diploma required; 3-5
years experience working in as Supervisory position in residential building maintenance.
Experience in maintenance repair and superintendent level skills. Experience in heating,
plumbing and electrical required. Background in construction, helpful. Good written &
strong verbal communication skills required. Ability to work fexible schedule and be
available for on call emergencies. Bilingual, Spanish preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience. Email resume and cover letter in word format with
position in subject line to resumes134@yahoo.com
Looking for a Director of Property Management
RESPONSIBILITIES:
A nonproft agency located in NYC is seeking a passionate individual with understanding
of social and economic problems related to housing needs for low income individuals to
become the Director of Property Management. Tis individual will have with at least 5 years
experience in the daily operations and supervision of a property management department. Te
individual will be responsible for ensuring coordination between city agencies, construction
management, Maintenance and Accounting Departments. Te qualifed individual will
have experience in capital planning and familiarity with negotiating commercial leases. Te
key individual will have knowledge of and experience working with Section 8 and other
existing housing voucher programs. Tis person must be well versed in HUD regulations,
guidelines and procedures.
Te successful candidate for this position must possess strong interpersonal, customer service
and supervisor skills. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Certifcation required. Bilingual,
Spanish preferred Email resume and cover letter in word format with position in subject
line to resumes134@yahoo.com
Looking for an Activities Coordinator
PACC seeks to hire an Activities Coordinator to work with the residents at Gibb Mansion.
Responsibilities include initiating and organizing recreational activities for the residents of
Gibb Mansion. Tese activities should be a mix of creative activities, in house events and
trips to outside locations; Additonally, the Activities Coordinator will work with the social
service staf to improve attendance at already existing events and move toward stafng some
of those regular events. http://pacc.publishpath.com/activities-coordinator
SFDS Development
Corporation Seeks a CEO
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Board of Directors,
the CEO provides strategic plan-
ning, management and oversight
of all aspects of the operations and
development of the 33 employee
organization.  Te CEO oversees all
aspects of the organization’s budgets
and fnancial planning, personnel
and employee management and the
various regulatory requirements of
the organization’s afordable housing
projects.  Te CEO works extensively
with City and State housing agencies,
appointed and elected ofcials and
member of the community.
SALARY: $90,000 - $150,000
BENEFITS: Corporation provides
Medical, Dental, Life insurance,
Long term disability.
QUALIFICATIONS: Te suc-
cessful candidate will have at least
10 years experience in afordable
housing or related felds with an ac-
complished track record in managing
complex organizations.  In addition,
the successful candidate will have
established relationships in the com-
munity development feld and strong
technical background in afordable
housing or real estate fnance.  Ability
to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
 START DATE: 04/01/2012
Email resume and cover letter to
James F. Janeski at sfdsdevcorp@
earthlink.net
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Jobs Creation Grant
US Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports
development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job
creation and attracting private investment. Specifcally, under the FFO, EDA will consider
construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works
and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs.
Te Estimated 300 grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support
the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs,
leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability
to compete in the global marketplace. Under the FY 2012 FFO, EDA solicits applications
from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative
approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.
Te next four funding cycle deadlines are: (i) December 15 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2012;
(ii) March 9 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2012; (iii) June 8 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2012; and
(iv) September 14 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2013.
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=131493
or http://www.eda.gov/PDF/FY_2012_EDAP_FFO_11-18-11_FINAL.pdf
Tenant Resource Network Program (TRN)
TRN, a program of Department of Housing and Urban Development, is designed to facilitate
preservation of projects with Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance at-risk of loss.
TRN considers projects at-risk upon occurrence of one of the following events: an FHA
insured or Direct mortgage maturity date within 24 months of the publication of the NOFA;
both an owner election to Opt-Out fled and a notice of prepayment fled no more than 12
months prior to publication of the NOFA; or the receipt of two consecutive Below 60 REAC
scores (not yet under abatement), with the most recent score issued no more than 12 months
prior to the publication of the NOFA.
Te program is intended to be one more tool to assist both owners and the Department in
identifying potential preservation strategies or, in the event preservation is not feasible, to
ensure that tenants are fully informed regarding available protections such as the provision of
tenant protection Housing Choice Vouchers.
TRN is part of the Department’s strategy to meet the need for quality afordable rental homes
through preservation of federally assisted housing. TRN-eligible properties are identifed as
high risk of losing their project-based rental assistance, or where tenants’ access to rental
subsidy may be at risk. TRN is specifcally targeting Combined Metropolitan Statistical areas
with the largest numbers of TRN-eligible units, and will provide additional award funds
to applicants working in these communities that are disproportionately impacted by the
potential loss of assisted housing.
Link: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=128513
Industrial Space
Modernization RFP
New York City Economic
Development Corporation
(NYCEDC), is seeking proposals
from qualifed individuals,
organizations or companies
(“Respondents”) to renovate
and reactivate, via subdivision,
privately-held vacant industrial
building/space(s) in New York
City that face challenges leasing
to modern manufacturers and
industrial companies. NYCEDC,
in cooperation with the Ofce
of Management and Budget
(“OMB”), intends to disburse up to
$8 million from the City Council
Small Manufacturing Investment
Fund (the “Industrial Fund”) to
incentivize one or more property
owners and developers to make
capital improvements related to the
subdivision and modernization of
their industrial spaces.
Four optional information sessions
will be held at NYCEDC ofces
at 110 William Street. Information
sessions will be held at 10:00 a.m.,
January 31, 2012; 10:00 a.m., April
24, 2012; 10:00 a.m., July 31, 2012;
and 10:00 a.m., October 30, 2012.
Tose who wish to attend should
RSVP by email to Serena Vega at
svega@nycedc.com no later than
three business days prior to the
corresponding information session.
Link: http://www.nycedc.
com/ProjectsOpportunities/
RFPsRFQsRFEIs/Pages/
Opportunity255_PC.aspx
North Star Fund is New York City’s community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading
the movement for equality, economic justice and peace. Since its founding in 1979, North Star
Fund has distributed over 29 million dollars to 1,600 groups working to create a more equitable
and democratic city for all New Yorkers. Until February 15, 2012 at 5pm, North Star Fund will
be accepting applications for three types of grants in the Spring 2012 cycle: Grassroots Action
Grants; Innovative Activism Grants; Grassroots Strategy Grants. To fnd out more information
about our grantmaking guidelines, the upcoming workshop, and how to apply, please click here.
For more information please visit www.northstarfund.org.
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New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods
Trough New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods, Citizens Committee for New York
City awards grants to volunteer-led groups to work on community improvement projects
addressing a range of issues that they identify as important to them. Tey also support
public school based initiatives focused on the environment and beautifcation.
Applications are accepted from volunteer-led groups based primarily in low-income
neighborhoods in all fve boroughs of New York City. Groups may be long-standing, newly
established or in the process of forming, and are not required to have non-proft or 501(c)
(3) status. Groups without this status will need a fscal conduit or a bank account if a grant
is awarded.
Citizens Committee for New York City will award $40,000 in grants of $500-$3,000
to volunteer-led groups who apply by January 31, 2012. Tis including a new initiative
directed at the ten most violent/crime-ridden neighborhoods in New York City. Te John
A. Reisenbach Focus Ten program is a joint efort between the Citizens Committee for New
York City and the John A. Reisenbach Foundation to help fund community organizations
working to reduce crime in these neighborhoods. Tey include the 75th, 73rd, 67th, 79th,
81st, and 77 precincts in Brooklyn, the 47th, 44th, 40th, and 42nd precincts in the Bronx,
and the 105th precinct in Queens.
Citizens Committee is holding application workshops to answer any questions about the
application process:
- Downtown Manhattan (CCNYC Ofces): Monday, December 12, 6-7:30PM &
Wednesday, January 11, 6-7:30PM
- Queens (Queens Borough Hall, Kew Gardens): Tursday, December 8, 6-7:30PM
- Te Bronx (Bronx Library Center): Tursday, November 17, 6pm-7:30PM (Room C22)
& Tursday, January 12, 6pm-7:30PM (Room C21)
To attend one of the workshops, RSVP to Wilfredo at (212) 822-9568 or email wforentino@
citizensnyc.org.
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Funding Amount: awards range between $500 - $3,000
Link: http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants
or http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants/NYBN.html
Innovative Activism
Grant
Te North Star Fund will hold a
“How to Apply for an Innovative
Activism Grant” workshop on
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from
5-7pm at the North Star Fund ofce.
RSVP to (212) 620-9110 or walter@
northstarfund.org.
Application Deadline: February 15,
2012 at 5 PM
Tere are three types of grants that
you may apply for in the Spring 2012
cycle:
· Grassroots Action Grants
· Innovative Activism Grants
· Grassroots Strategy Grants
To fnd out more information about
our grantmaking guidelines, the
upcoming workshop, and how to
apply, please click here.
About North Star Fund
North Star Fund is New York City’s
community foundation supporting
grassroots groups leading the
movement for equality, economic
justice and peace. Since our founding
in 1979, North Star Fund has
distributed over 29 million dollars
to 1,600 groups working to create
a more equitable and democratic
city for all New Yorkers. For more
information please visit www.
northstarfund.org.
Application for apartment lottery
Eight studio units avaliable in the Brooklyn (Bushwick Section).
Application Deadline: N/A
Details
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/downloads/pdf/Bushwick-brooklyn.pdf
North Star Fund is New York City’s community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading
the movement for equality, economic justice and peace. Since its founding in 1979, North Star
Fund has distributed over 29 million dollars to 1,600 groups working to create a more equitable
and democratic city for all New Yorkers. Until February 15, 2012 at 5pm, North Star Fund will
be accepting applications for three types of grants in the Spring 2012 cycle: Grassroots Action
Grants; Innovative Activism Grants; Grassroots Strategy Grants. To fnd out more information
about our grantmaking guidelines, the upcoming workshop, and how to apply, please click here.
For more information please visit www.northstarfund.org.
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VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Program
Te Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program’s purpose is to provide
supportive services grants to private non-proft organizations and consumer cooperatives
who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families
who: (i) Are residing in permanent housing, (ii) are homeless and scheduled to become
residents of permanent housing within a specifed time period, or (iii) after exiting
permanent housing within a specifed time period, are seeking other housing that is
responsive to such very low-income veteran family’s needs and preferences.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2012
Funding Amount: Expected Number of Awards: 125
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Link: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/SSVF.asp
NEA Our Town Guidelines
Trough Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for
the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $150,000, for
creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and
help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.
Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together
with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to: Improve their quality of life;
Encourage creative activity; Create community identity and a sense of place; Revitalize
local economies.
Deadline: Mar 01, 2012
Funding Amount: Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Link: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html
Women’s Business
Center Renewal Grant
Te U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) has
issued Program Announcement
No. OWBO-2012-02 to invite
private, 501(c)-certifed nonproft
organizations that are currently in
SBA’s WBC program that will have
successfully completed an initial
5-year WBC grant by September
29, 2012 or those centers that will
have successfully completed a 3-year
renewal WBC grant by September
29, 2012 and that continue to meet
the program criteria as provided in
the Eligibility section of the program
announcement to apply for a three
year WBC renewal grant.
Deadline: Feb 03, 2012
Funding Amount: Expected
Number of Awards: 32
Estimated Total Program Funding:
$4,016,640
Award Ceiling: $125,520
Link: http://www.sba.gov/content/
womens-business-center-grant-
opportunities-0
North Star Fund is New York City’s community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading
the movement for equality, economic justice and peace. Since its founding in 1979, North Star
Fund has distributed over 29 million dollars to 1,600 groups working to create a more equitable
and democratic city for all New Yorkers. Until February 15, 2012 at 5pm, North Star Fund will
be accepting applications for three types of grants in the Spring 2012 cycle: Grassroots Action
Grants; Innovative Activism Grants; Grassroots Strategy Grants. To fnd out more information
about our grantmaking guidelines, the upcoming workshop, and how to apply, please click here.
For more information please visit www.northstarfund.org.