GENTRIFICATION JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN - IT'S MANUFACTURED
HUD's CDBG/CSBG FUNDS INTENDED TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF UNDERDEVELOPED COMMUNITIES HAS BEEN MIS-DIRECTED TO SERVICE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS.
"IT'S TIME FOR COMMUNITIES TO TRULY UNDERSTAND HOW NEW YORK STATE DEFINES COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION"
Community-based organizations (CBOs) are organizations incorporated for the purpose of providing services or other assistance to economically or socially disadvantaged persons within their designated community. CBOs must have a board of directors of which more than half of the members reside in such designated community. CBOs are located throughout New York State and provide many innovative and effective programs and services combating the causes and effects of poverty. "SERVICE-BASED ORGANIZATION ARE NOT TRUE COMMUNITY-BASED"
El Barrio Unite is a collaboration of community groups and individuals that support affordable housing housing programs and initiatives that prevent displacement. It is a grassroots organization founded in East Harlem/ El Barrio, New York City. We are against any development that potentially will displace community residents. Originally, the group was organized to oppose the East River Plaza Residential Development, proposed by the developers Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG) and Forest City Ratner (FCR). Our mission is to protect the residents of the East Harlem from predatory developers that threaten the decay of the community and living environment through gentrification, displacement, tax increases, exploitation and greed.
El Barrio Unite mission is to educate and advocate for affordable housing and community empowerment.
To provide public awareness to the United States and Global crisis of Affordable Housing
To provide public awareness to the Rules and Regulations, Board Governance Eligibility and HUD and FHA Funding Sources
New York State:
To provide public awareness to New York State residents to the crisis of Affordable Housing
To provide public awareness to the Rules and Regulations, Board Governance Eligibility and New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA), New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) and New York State Department of Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) Funding Sources
New York City:
To provide public awareness to the residents of the City of New York of Affordable Housing
To provide public awareness to the Rules and Regulations, Board Governance Eligibility and HPD Funding Sources
DON"T ALLOW SERVICE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO COME INTO YOUR COMMUNITY WITHOUT TRULY HAVING A BOARD THAT IS COMPRISED OF MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO RESIDE IN THE COMMUNITY.
SUBMIT A PETITION AGAINST INADEQUATE REPRESENTATION
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION
Steps you must take; determine whether the CBO receives CSBG funds; request a meeting with the CBOs board of directors; express the lack of board governance compliance; and if you are denied, submit a petition to the Division of Community Services to demand board governance compliance.
STEP OUT AND STEP UP
Communities work together to Stop Gentrification, Stop Low-Income Housing Tax-Credit, Stop Trump's Ban
ORGANIZE AND HIT THE STREETS
(Read the Flyer on LIHTC -Junk Page)
SUPPORT THE REBUILDING OF PUERTO RICO
- UNITED WE STAND-
1/4 of Puerto Rican Voted in 2016
2020 Goal: 3/4 = 75%
Remember Puerto Rico
Cantwell, Schumer Push National Plan to Increase Federal Resources in NYC for Affordable Housing Low-Income Housing Tax-Credit
GENTRIFICATION AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF THE AMERICAN FAMILIES
TOP NEW INFORMATION
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
U.S. News Gentrification: Urban Study Think Tanks
LIHTC-Junk: Federal Reserves New Junk Bond.PDF
LIHTC-Junk: Non-Profit's Supporters of Tax
LIHTC-Junk: HUD LIHTC Video Discussion (3
LIHTC-Junk: Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing
LIHTC-Junk: Ginnie Mae Enhances USDA Multifamily
CBO BD GOVERNANCE: QUESTIONS TO DYCD
CBO BD GOVERNANCE: Board Compliance Laws
CBO'S SUPPORTERS: Legislators, Community Board and Organizations in Support of Board Governance Compliance
EDUCATION: Gentrification Comes in Different Ways
NYS Excelsior Free Tuition Program For Whom
Gail. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Discuss 421-a and Housin
Gentrification of US Cities
Park Avenue: money, power and the American Dream
Chocolate City: Full Documentary
Gentrification and what can be done to stop it
Inside Out - Gentrification affects
historical significance of Harlem
Somos New York
Puerto Rico to NYC: Gentrification, Displacement & the Right to Remain - Somos Fall 2014
PROPOSE BILL DRAFT SOLICITATION
BAN CORPORATE NONPROFIT PROVIDERS FROM LEASING SPECIFIC OFFICE SPACE
Honorable Council Members, Senators and Assembly Members
RE: Corporate nonprofit providers must be ban from leasing office space in areas where no direct services are provided to the community in which it serves.
I am an advocate who reside in the Bronx. I would like to express three strong reasons why this Bill should be presented to the Council.
First, corporate nonprofit providers who receive government funds (i.e. OPWDD/CSBG/ACF/HHS/CDBG, etc.) to serve the community directly should not establish a corporate office separate from the people which they were funded to serve. They should not be allowed to lease space in the Financial District, City Hall and Corporate Business District.
Secondly, allowing corporate nonprofit providers to lease space outside their intended funded communities creates a total lack of personal interaction and accountability. These nonprofit providers have programs in low-income communities and in most cases serve communities of color.
Thirdly, the use of corporate office space in non-service communities is an excessive waste of government money and one that allows executive officers to lose touch of their funded mission.
This bill is important for the following reasons;
The ban will reinforce executive officers and its board of directors to interact directly with the community it serves. If this bill is passed, it will help executive officers and its board members to be more responsive to the needs of the community’s economic and education development. I feel that their isolation and segregated departure from the community has made them a non-vested community-based organization with no real sensitivity to community needs.