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.
We just announced our 2017 Section 4 grantees, awarding 15 New York nonprofits a total of $550,000 to boost their efforts to create safe, healthy and affordable homes. Section 4 is the Capacity Building program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides funds that we in turn allocates to local organizations through a competitive application process.