6/15/2020: East New York Farms! plans additional free topsoil giveaways this season from its Wortman Community Garden, across from 987 Lincoln Avenue, Brooklyn. On June 6th, ENYF distributed 1,200 lbs of topsoil to 50 people in 40-lb bags. For information of future soil giveaways, call 718-795-0544.
6/11/2020: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded OER $300,000 in new federal brownfield cleanup funds. Starting this fall, the Office will offer these new Revolving Loan Funds to certain affordable developers with sites in the City’s Voluntary Cleanup Program in the form of grants and loans. The funds can offset land cleanup costs of community developers building 100% affordable projects in low-income neighborhoods across the City. To learn more, contact OER.
3/16/2020: If you are unable to reach us by phone, please send a message to OER. Email your OER project manager with any questions about specific projects.