Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Building Healthy Communities
December 2015 – March 2018
In 2014, Mayor DeBlasio released New York City’s affordable housing plan, “Housing New York,” which aims to provide support to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing across New York City, of which 120,000 are preservation projects.
In 2014, NYSHealth and the Kresge Foundation commissioned a report that examined the City’s housing plan, documenting the link between housing conditions and resident health and the disproportionate impact of poor housing conditions on low-income communities. The report also offered recommendations for City agencies to advance residents’ health through the plan. To address recommendations included in the 2014 report, NYSHealth awarded Enterprise Community Partners a grant to develop a tool that will help builders focus on health during housing preservation projects to be piloted in buildings located at NYSHealth Healthy Neighborhoods Fund sites of East Harlem and Brownsville, as well as the South Bronx.