Community Resources

CB8 Resources

6661 Broadway- Proposed Homeless Shelter

The Department of Social Services is proposing to build a homeless shelter for 130 single men at 6661 Broadway. The provider would be African American Planning Commission Inc. Please see below links with important information. If you have any questions or comments please reach out to the Board Office.

BX CB8 DHS Questions and Requests
Shelter Facilities for Homeless Single Adults Open-Ended RFP_EPIN 07119I0001
Q&A Provided by Department of Social Services

Turning the Tide
Chair Spalter's Testimony at the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCs) Hearing held on November 16th

Special Natural Area District Proposed Zoning Text Amendments

Community Board 8's Land Use Committee established a Working Group in the Spring of 2015 to study changes to the Special Natural Area District being developed by the Department of City Planning. Attached is the Final Report of the SNAD Working Group describing amendments they proposed. Also attached are the Working Group's First Interim Report and Second Interim Report written over the four-years. They give a full history of the issue and are referenced often in the Final Report. Download to see the Department of City Planning's Proposed SNAD Zoning text Amendments.

The SNAD zoning text amendments were certified by the City Planning Commission on May 6th. This action began the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and the Land Use Committee ULURP hearing was held on June 3rd. The Full Board Meeting was on June 27th. Download the resolution passed at the June 27th Full Board Meeting.

The Borough President's Hearing was on July 11th and on July 29th, the Borough President sent the City Planning Commission a Negative Recommendation. Download the thank you letter from Community Board 8 Chair, Rosemary Ginty and download the Borough President's Full Negative Recommendation. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Board Office at 718-884-3959.

The City Planning Commission held Public Hearings on this subject on August 14, 2019 and August 28, 2019. The City Planning Commission voted favorably to adopt the proposed Special Natural Resources District on September 25th. Visit the Departyment of City Planning SNAD page. The Department of City Planning withdrew the application on October 10, 2019 and current SNAD regulations remain in effect. Bronx Community Board 8 thanks the SNAD Working Group, community members, Elected Officials and the community organizations for their years of effort on this issue.

Street Activity Permit Information

The Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) is charged with the administration of the permit system for street festivals, block parties, religious events, clean-ups, greenmarkets, promotional events and other events that take place on the City's streets and sidewalks. SAPO now accepts online permit applications from the public available at E-Apply.

SAPO shall notify the community board in which the proposed event will take place that the application is available for agency review and comment on the CEMS database.

The SAPO rules establish procedures for the processing of applications by Community Boards. If you have any questions call the Bronx Community Board No. 8 at 718-884-3959.

Bronx Community Board No. 8 has adopted guidelines for the review and approval of street activity permits. Applicants can become familiar with these guidelines prior to attending a committee of the Board. See Guidelines for Street Activity Permit Applications

SAPO Online application

CB8 Street Naming Guidelines

Honorees may have streets named after them due to time, creativity, or heroics in the service of the community.

Bronx CB8 Community Based Organizations
Get the guidelines

Adopted 197-a Plan by Bronx Community Board 8 in 2003 called:
CD 8 2000: A River to Reservoir Preservation Strategy

In 2003 City Planning Commission and the City Council approved the comprehensive plan submitted by Bronx Community Board 8 pursuant to Section 197a of the City Charter. The plan covers the entire community district, including the neighborhoods of Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil and Van Cortlandt Village. It also includes one of the city's four Special Natural Area Districts, designated in the Zoning Resolution to guide development in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

See the plan
See City Planning Commission Report
Review the City Planning Site

CB8 Senior Resource Guide

The Guide provides direction on how to access basic necessities, supportive services, social and recreational opportunities of interest to our seniors and their families. Download the Senior Resource Guide or pick up a copy at the Community Board located at 5676 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471.
Guía de Recursos para Ancianos

CB8 Housing Resource Guide

The CB8 Housing Resource Guide is a directory to assist residents with all types of housing needs, including locating market rate or affordable housing, whether for rental, sale or purchase, resolution of housing-related complaints, resources to turn to if you are facing foreclosure or eviction, homelessness resources, sources of legal representation and resources available for small landlords.
Guía de Recursos de Vivienda

Parks Resources Guide

This Resource Guide is published by Bronx Community Board No. 8. It is the culmination of a project of the Parks and Recreation Committee of the Community Board. For more information about Bronx Community Board No. 8, please contact us at 718-884-3959.

Landmarks Preservation Commission

The LPC Permit Guidebook: How to Get Staff-Level Approvalsand new application forms to make it easier for property owners and tenants looking to do work on landmark properties. The enhanced guidebook and application forms are designed to help applicants understand the Commission's processes and rules and the information needed to submit a complete application so they can get their permits as quickly as possible. The Landmarks Preservation Commission's website has four application forms available: the Standard Application Form, which can be used for interior or exterior work or to correct or legalize a landmark violation; the FasTrack Application Form, which can be used for interior work and select exterior work; the Expedited Certificate of No Effect Application Form, which can be used for select interior work only; and the Post-Approval Application Form, which can be used to amend or sign off on previously approved work or to submit filing drawings for Certificate of Appropriateness. The agency has updated its homeowner and non-profit application forms for the Historic Preservation Grant Program, which provides façade restoration grants to income-eligible owners of landmark properties and non-profit organizations.

United States 2020 Census

The Census is a decennial count of every person living in the United States. The count is mandated by the U.S. Constitution, and participation is required by the law.
Why we need a complete count: The 2020 Census results will be used to determine how and where government resources will be allocated for the next ten years.

  • Federal funding for hospitals, fire departments, schools and roads is determined by Census data.
  • Federal programs such as Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance receive funding based on Census data.

The results will also be used to decide the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and how congressional and state legislative districts will be drawn.
The United States 2020 Census website can be found at, and additional information is available on

Completing the Census

In March, every household will receive an invitation to participate with options of how to respond. You can respond online or by phone in 13 languages. There is also an online video available in American Sign Language. If you choose to respond by mail, you will receive a paper questionnaire in April. Finally, if you do not respond online, by phone or by mail, a Census taker will visit your household so you may respond in person. If you are unable to communicate with your Census taker, you may request another who can communicate in another language or have someone else in your household communicate your responses.

197A Plan