Landlord Ambassadors Program

The Landlord Ambassadors Program aims to stabilize the physical and financial health of small- and medium-sized multi-family buildings by helping owners navigate the process of applying for HPD financing. With the support of HPD and Enterprise Community Partners, three community-based non-profits -- Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC), Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY), and RiseBoro Community Partnership (formerly Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen’s Council)—are now providing neighborhood-based assistance in three pilot areas across the City.

Services include:

  • Outreach to landlords with information on HPD financing
  • Technical assistance to building owners in Northern Manhattan, South/Central Bronx, and Eastern/Central Brooklyn wishing to apply to HPD financing, including:
    • Initial due diligence and needs assessment
    • Navigation of program and regulatory requirements
    • Completion of, and closing on, HPD financing program applications
  • Assistance to property owners with accessing local resources, including contractors, property managers, attorneys, and title companies.

Property owners within the pilot areas below, who are interested in HPD financing to stabilize the physical and financial health of their building can contact the Landlord Ambassador for their area. 

NORTHERN MANHATTAN/BROOKLYN

Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
One Metro Tech Center North, 11th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ismene Speliotis, MHANY Executive Director
(718) 246-8080 x239

Serving Manhattan Community Districts 9 (West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights); 10 (Central Harlem); 11 (East Harlem); 12 (Washington Heights, Inwood); 5 (New Lots, City Line, Starrett City); Brooklyn Community Districts 5 (New Lots, City Line, Starrett City); 7 (Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace); 8 (Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville), 9 (Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate).


SOUTH/CENTRAL BRONX

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC)
103 East 196th Street, Bronx, NY 10468
Edward Garcia, Community Organizer/Landlord Ambassador
(718) 584-0515 x322

Serving Bronx Community Districts 1 (Mott Haven, Melrose, Port Morris); 2 (Hunts Point, Longwood); 3 (Melrose, Morrisania, Claremont, Crotona Park East); 4 (Highbridge, Concourse); 5 (Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Mount Hope); 6 (East Tremont, Bathgate, Belmont, West Farms); 7 (Kingsbridge Heights, Bedford Park, Fordham, University Heights).


CENTRAL/EAST BROOKLYN

RiseBoro Community Partnership
217 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Adriana J. Goss-Santos
(718) 366-3800 x1044

Serving Brooklyn Community Districts 3 (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Tompkins Park North, Stuyvesant Heights); 4 (Bushwick); 5 (East New York, New Lots, City Line, Starrett City); 7 (Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace); 8 (Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville); 9 (Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate); 16 (Brownsville, Oceanhill).