While the nation focuses on the risk that the deadly coronavirus poses to seniors in nursing homes and cruise ships, there’s another population of extremely vulnerable people that have been largely ignored. Our nation’s subsidized housing is home to almost 2.5 million people age 62 and older with low incomes.
Over the last few days, state and local governments have taken unprecedented measures to protect their residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy makers and elected officials have already proposed and even implemented dozens of measures that place temporary moratoria on evictions and ensure running water and utilities for residents.
In 2019, Enterprise New York joined our partners to celebrate three openings and two groundbreakings for new or rehabilitated developments, representing a total of 438 more affordable homes in New York City.
We're excited to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network, a collaboration between Enterprise and the New York State Office of Attorney General.
People have a natural desire to build community. Whether it’s by sharing the proverbial cup of sugar or through more organized block associations, our neighborhoods provide opportunities to develop connections with one another and get engaged in the decisions that impact everyone’s quality of life.
The best examples of urban design worldwide today prove that community connectivity—the ease with which residents in a community interact with one another and the quality of the spaces available for those interactions—has a major impact on the way people live.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is at a crossroads. Ensuring that the over 390,000 low-income New Yorkers who rely on NYCHA have safe homes and access to vital services is of the utmost priority.
The conversation stressed the strong and longstanding collaboration between Enterprise and Wells Fargo, highlighting it as an example of successful nonprofit-corporate partnership in the realm of affordable housing.