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Youth Employment Program

Program (?) Youth Employment Program
Abbreviation YEP
Program Description

The Youth Employment Program was a joint program between HPD and the Department of Employment. It worked to fund local non-profits to train “at risk” youth in construction trades by participating in the construction of affordable housing. Participants worked to rehabilitate vacant in-rem buildings while simultaneously receiving remedial education and construction skills. After rehabilitation was complete, the buildings were sold to local non-profit sponsors for a below market-rate sales price, allowing them to rent completed units to homeless and low-income households.

Benefit Classification (?)  
Supply or Demand Supply
One-Time or Ongoing One-Time
Benefit Type (?) Property
Government Agency (?) NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development
Program Information (?)  
Scale Small Scale (between 1 and 999 units produced)
Timeframe 1985-1989
Developer/Owners (?) Non-Profit
Property Information (?)  
Property Type
Construction Type Rehabilitation
Occupant Tenure (?) Rental
Occupant Income Restrictions (?) Extremely Low-Income, Low-Income
Other Targeting Information (?) Set aside for homeless households
Available on CoreData.nyc? No

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