West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA)

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA)
Organization Name:
West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA)
Primary Address 1:
1652 Amsterdam Ave
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
The Dempsey Center
Dorisabel Cruz, Director
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
212-749-0353 or 212- 749-0456
Long Organization Description:

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a community-based development corporation was established in 1971 to revitalize the under- invested West and Central Harlem communities riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 281-5552
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Donald C. Notice
How often does your organization use social media?:
Every day
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The WHGA, in cooperation with the New York Human Resources Administration, sponsors The Dempsey Center
Year Started:
Major Funders:
no info
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy
About the Organization:
A community based real estate development corporation was established to revitalize under-invested West and Central Harlem communities and now functions to quell the negative impact of rapid gentrification on low to moderate income residents as they experience an influx of new businesses and investments. WHGA’s three-year strategic plan aims to build assets that include home ownership, enterprise and education programs and targets households earning less than 80% of area median income. For residents who lack the capacity for asset building, WHGA offers an affordable housing development and preservation agenda.
Latest Project:
Communities for Healthy Food: Works with local bodega owners to encourage the sale of healthier food options on their shelves. Contact: Helene Abiola, habiola@whgainc.org
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Affordable housing development and preservation
Asset building initiatives (homeownership and small business development)
Technology Programs
Public School Sponsorship
Major Issues:
Community Advocacy
Food Environment
Real Estate Development
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#affordablehousing #harlem #whga
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#healthyeating #farmersmarket
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