Housing Ambassadors

HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for affordable housing. The tables below provide information about the Housing Ambassadors and Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities. We partner with these Housing Ambassadors to help provide up-to-date, consistent information and assistance about the application process to communities, and we encourage people to contact them for guidance.

Download the Housing Ambassadors Map.

Housing Ambassadors

OrganizationAddressContactInfo
BRONX
BronxPro Group
Affordable housing developer and residential service provider in Morris Heights.
1605 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bronx, NY 10453 (718) 294-5840 Languages: English, Spanish
BROOKLYN
The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities.
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (212) 221-7303
info@theactorsfund.org
Call for information on seminars and appointments.
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
Non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Sunset Park Office:
807 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 686-8223
askaafe@ aafe.org
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, English, Spanish.
Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS)
Nonprofit organization in City Line, Brooklyn, that focuses on improving the lives of immigrants and low-income residents.
181 Forbell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F
(718) 235-1700
info@ bacdys.org
Languages: Bangla/Bengali, English
Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH)
Grassroots organization that works towards community empowerment, with multiple Brooklyn locations.
View map or website for locations in north, east, and downtown Brooklyn (718) 360-2906 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for appointments.
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC)
Community development organization and service provider in South Brooklyn.
FAC Center 621 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(718) 237-2017 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for event info.
Impacct Brooklyn
Community development corporation seving Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights.
1224 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11216
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(718) 522-2613
affordablehousing@ impacctbk.org
Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY)
Community organization focused on improving the lives and economic opportunities of women, minorities, and local residents.
80 Jamaica Avenue, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11207
Hours: 10am-5pm, M-F

(718) 385-6700 x17
joelo@ ldceny.org

Ask for Joel Oporta

Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Los Sures (Southside United HDFC)
Community-based non-profit organization in the South Side of Williamsburg.
434 South 5th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(718) 387-3600
bschliff@ lossures.org
Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for appointments.
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
Affordable housing developer and service providing organization in Downtown Brooklyn.
One Metro Tech Center North, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 246-8080 x239 Languages: English, Spanish.
Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC, Inc.
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Brooklyn.
2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
9201 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11236
(718) 469-4679
info@nhsbrooklyn.org
Languages: English, Spanish.
MANHATTAN
116th Street Block Association, Inc.
Neighborhood organization providing a variety of community services, including housing.
55 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
Hours: 9am-5pm, M-F
(212) 860-4100
blockassociation@ aol.com
Languages: English, Spanish
The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund serves anyone in the performing arts and entertainment communities.
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10019 (212) 221-7303
info@ theactorsfund.org
Call for info on seminars and appointments.
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
Non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Manhattan Office:
2 Allen St, Suite 5A, New York, NY 10002
(212) 979-8381
askaafe@ aafe.org
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Korean, Spanish.
Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)
Community development organization and service provider in Washington Heights.
500 West 159th Street, New York, NY 10032 (212) 795-4779
info@ cloth159.org
Call for hours and event info.
Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
Neighborhood housing and preservation organization in the Lower East Side.
171 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
Hours: 10am-6pm, M-F
(212) 533-2541
info@ goles.org
Appointments required. Call for event and appointment info.
QUEENS
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
Non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Flushing Office:
133-04 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 961-0888
askaafe@ aafe.org
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Korean, Spanish.
Call for walk-in hours and event info.
Chhaya CDC
Community organization, advocate, and service provider with focus on New Yorkers of South Asian origin.
37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 478-3848
info@ chhayacdc.org
Languages: Arabic, English, Spanish.
Call for info on workshops and appointments.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc.
Neighborhood housing and community development organization in Queens.
6020 Woodside Ave, Flushing, NY 11377 (718) 457-1017 Call for hours and event info.

Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities

HPD is developing relationships with organizations that serve people with disabilities. The purpose of the ambassador program for people with disabilities is to close existing gaps in service to applicants for affordable housing, and to forge supportive relationships between HPD and the disability advocacy community. Having a dedicated group listed as ‘Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities’ should not limit people with disabilities to work with any other ambassador organization on this page. However, our ambassadors for people with disabilities will only be serving people with disabilities. We are happy to be partnering with the following organizations, and look forward to growing the program.

Download the Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities Map.

OrganizationAddressContactInfo
Adapt Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of NYC)
Non-profit agency providing Housing Assistance for families and individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals must be currently receiving services from OPWDD. Services available include information and referral and OPWDD ISS housing subsidy.
80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 Families (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn): (917) 965-2950 x108/109
Families (Staten Island): (718) 442-6006 x220
Individuals (all boroughs): (212) 683-6700 x1101
Languages: English, Spanish
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Broad-based, multi-service organization working with the State of New York to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.
330 West 34th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: 2pm-5:30pm M-F
(212) 947-5770 x216
tmanuel@cpofnyc.org
Ask for Shirley Binns
Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Initiative for Women with Disabilities
A health and wellness center that provides primarily health and wellness services for women with physical disabilities. Individuals must have a physical disability to receive services.
Elly & Steve Hammerman Health & Wellness Center
NYU Langone Medical Center
359 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10010
(212) 598-6429 Languages: over the phone interpretation services are available upon request.
Wheeling Forward/The Axis Project
Organization that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need.
1325 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Hours: 1:30-5:30pm M-Sa
(646) 450-0077 x216
info@www.wheelingforward.org
axisproject@gmail.com
Ask for Sharifa Abu-Hamda
Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish

For more information about the enhanced program, read the press release.

To learn more about the Housing Ambassadors program, email ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov.