Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo)

Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo)
Organization Name:
Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo)
Primary Address 1:
132 Ralph Avenue Brooklyn
Primary Address City:
Brooklyn
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11233
Other Locations 1:
Golden Harvest Food Pantry: 376 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Long Organization Description:

The preservation, development and management of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities; community and economic development initiatives and human services that effect social change in central Brooklyn.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 453-9490
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Jeffrey E. Dunston
How often does your organization use social media?:
A few times per month
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
NEBHDCo works with people of all ages. In 2017 alone:
• We’re doing cooking demonstrations for nearly 250 3-4 year olds in early childcare centers.
• We’re teaching 5-week cooking courses to nearly 30 families, 8-week cooking courses to over 40 adults, and 3-week workshop series to over 25 seniors.
• We’re training the newest generation of food justice leaders in our year-round gardening and cooking programs for over 50 teens.
• We’re putting nearly 30 community chefs in the field to lead our cooking demos and classes.
• We’re serving 19,000 adults, (30% seniors) in our food pantry.
Community members (approx.):
1,400
Number of volunteers:
12
Number of staff/employees:
42
Annual Budget:
$4,921,222
Year Started:
1985
Major Funders:
Developer/Management/Janitorial Fees; New York City Council; USDA; Senior Housing and Services Contracts
Organization Type:
Community Development Corporation
About the Organization:
As an affordable housing developer in Central Brooklyn since 1985, NEBHDCo has planned, developed or joint-ventured 3215 housing units (1097 owned by the organization) and nearly 50,000 square feet of commercial space. NEBHDCo maintains a regular pipeline of new housing development/preservation projects, including joint ventures with Arker Companies. We directly manage 960 units. An emergency food provider in Bedford-Stuyvesant since 1993, in 2014 we opened a new supermarket-style choice pantry facility, with a 1st floor pantry and 2nd floor demonstration kitchen, classroom and benefits center. In 2014 we began Communities for Healthy Food Bed-Stuy, a healthy food access/food justice initiative. Programming includes two urban farms growing for the pantry, a youth farm internship/food justice program, aquaponics facility in development, community chef training/cooking demonstrations, worker-owned food business development, new affordable healthy food retail.
Latest Project:
NEBHDCo is designing an indoor aquaponics farm at 495 Putnam Avenue. The Urban Aqua Farms (UAF) will provide year-round, high quality, affordable fresh water fish and vegetables to food insecure individuals and families in the community. The UAF harvest will supplement the healthy food supply for NEBHDCo’s Golden Harvest Client Choice Food Pantry which feeds 19,000 people each year.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn
Core Programs:
Affordable Housing/Real Estate Development, Property Management and Community Programs. Community Program: s Foodwork: Golden Harvest Food Pantry & Demonstration Kitchen: 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 (https://www.nebhdco.org/golden-harvest-food-pantry/) 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 (https://www.nebhdco.org/communities-for-healthy-food-bed-stuy/)
Major Issues:
Affordable Housing/ Real Estate Development/ Property Management
Tenant and Community Supports; Senior housing-based services
Provide Emergency Food through our Client Choice Food Pantry
Provide Food access & food justice programming
Hours of Operation:
Office: Monday & Wednesday: 9a-7pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9a-5pm; Food Pantry distribution: Tuesday and Thursday – 10 am to 12 pm
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#communitiesforhealthyfood
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#fundbedstuyaqua
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