Community Programs

 

The goals of NEBHDCo’s Community Programs:

  • Provide an environment of opportunity and connections to resources for tenants and community residents
  • Support tenants’ ability to meet the responsibilities and enjoy the rights of tenancy
  • Support  economic stability, education and healthy living for our community through collaborations with partner agencies

 

Our Community Programs Department works across two broad areas:  Healthy Food and Living, and Tenant and Community Supports. Programming includes:

Healthy Food and Living:

  • Golden Harvest Food Pantry, a supermarket-style client choice pantry in a beautiful new 2-story facility, where families shop by family size for emergency food including fresh local produce, and connect to services supports
  • Communities for Healthy Food Bed-Stuy, a food justice and food access initiative, with a holistic approach to bettering the food system in Bed-Stuy, including urban gardens and farms, culinary and nutrition knowledge sharing,  advocacy and community building, retail work and good food jobs 
  • Urban Aqua Farms, our indoor aquaponics farm, a natural bridge and expansion of our Golden Harvest Food Pantry and Communities for Healthy Food Bed-Stuy initiatives. Coming to Bed-Stuy in 2017…. Watch our video

 

Tenant and Community Supports:

  • Through our pantry, referrals to more than 25 local service providers covering a wide of range of needs. Referral agencies provide supports including: SNAP, legal services, health insurance, health and dental care, housing services, veterans’ services, free tax preparation, and workforce. We also provide onsite services for free tax preparation public benefits applications including SNAP
  • ACCESS NYC public benefits kiosk for online screening and applications to over 30 City, State and Federal health and human services benefits
  • Additional employment and educational supports: through outreach and testing at our Opportunity Resource Center for referrals to local workforce partners including St. Nick’s Alliance.
  • Services coordination/case management for seniors including special needs and frail elderly, at Richmond Hill Senior Residence, through a joint venture partnership with The Arker Companies
  • Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center, a beautiful ornamental garden at 385 Kosciuszko Street, available for public and private use
  • Thanksgiving community meals, New York Cares winter coat drives