Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Building Healthy Communities
December 2015 – March 2018
In 2014, Mayor de Blasio 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.
That same year, NYSHealth and the Kresge Foundation jointly 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 those recommendations, NYSHealth awarded Enterprise Community Partners a grant to (1) develop a tool to help builders focus on health during housing preservation projects and (2) pilot the use of the tool in buildings located in two of NYSHealth’s Healthy Neighborhoods Fund communities, East Harlem and Brownsville, as well as in the South Bronx.