Achievements

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT/HOUSING REHABILITATION

Parkside Senior Citizen Apartments – Northfield Community LDC reclaimed a community landmark by renovation P.S.20, an abandoned school building, into a 43-unit housing complex for low-and-moderate-income senior citizens. The conversion of this 100-year old landmark building was completed in 1995.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – This energy conservation and weatherization program, funded by the NYS DHCR, provides over 80 very low-income homeowners and tenants with free energy audits and rehabilitation work. Northfield Community LDC also provides emergency, health, and safety-related rehabilitation services to seniors through HEAP and RESTORE programs.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

New York Main Street Program (NYMS) – Northfield Community LDC has been awarded a NYMS Grant for property/business owners on Port Richmond Avenue from Ann Street to Harrison Avenue. Matching grants may be awarded to building owners for the renovation of mixed-use buildings. Building Renovation grant funds are used to renovate facades, storefronts, and commercial interiors, with additional funding available for direct assistance to residential units.

Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) grant – Northfield Community LDC has been awarded a second grant from the NYS Department of State (DOS). This BOA program will provide financial and technical assistance within the Port Richmond and Mariners Harbor communities for the purpose of initiating a revitalization plan and implementation strategy for areas affected by the presence of brownfield sites.

HOUSING COUNSELING/COMMUNITY SERVICE

NYS DHCR Neighborhood Preservation Program and NYC HPD Neighborhood Preservation Consultant Program – Northfield Community LDC provides technical assistance, affordable housing referrals, anti-abandonment activities, and housing rehabilitation information to Staten Island’s low-income residents.

Housing Counseling – Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Housing Counseling: Northfield Community LDC works with clients to increase home ownership, supports homebuyers, and offers government help for homeowners.

Foreclosure Prevention: provide borrowers with in-depth debt management, credit counseling and overall foreclosure counseling.

Landlord/Tenant issues – Northfield Community LDC provides information to residents seeking affordable apartments to rent; referrals are made for tenants and landlords with housing court issues; and information is provided to small property owners regarding New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development free training and loan programs.