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Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Center for New York City Neighborhoods:  Website link

Center for New York City Neighborhoods: Website link

Mission: The Center for New York City Neighborhoods' ("the Center") mission is to promote and protect affordable homeownership in New York City so that working- and middle-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities.

About: The Center was founded in 2008 to coordinate housing counseling and legal services for homeowners facing foreclosure. Since the start of the mortgage crisis, the Center has helped tens of thousands of New Yorkers navigate the challenges of keeping their homes.

  • We've created a network of support for homeowners, partnering with dozens of nonprofits working to make homeownership affordable in their communities. Together, we can help New York's middle- and working-class homeowners on a much larger scale and respond quickly to issues as they arise.
  • We're a trusted resource for homeowners, providing timely information about crucial aspects of owning a home, from understanding tax and insurance issues to preventing and navigating foreclosure. And through our network, we can connect homeowners directly to the expert support they need.
  • We're poised to respond quickly when new challenges arise for homeowners. We identify needs, provide home-saving loans and grants, and create innovative programs to address often-changing issues that affect affordable homeownership both immediately and over the long term.
  • We're a powerful voice for middle- and working-class homeowners. As a community of homeowners and organizations that serve them, we have greater influence with lawmakers, banks, and other key stakeholders when partnering to develop policies that promote and protect affordable homeownership.

After working with Youth INC, our partners are able to increase the amount of youth served by over 160%.

Partner Since: 2017

Founder (year established): Herb Sturz and Shaun Donovan



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