Directory of New York City Affordable Housing Programs

Program (?) Nehemiah Program
Alternative Name(s) East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC) Program; South Bronx Churches (SBC)
Program Description

Under the Nehemiah Program, HPD supports the construction of homes in the East New York and Brownville sections of Brooklyn developed by East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC), a consortium of over 30 congregations. HPD also works in the Bronx with the South Bronx Congregations (SBC). Involved churches contribute donations into a revolving construction fund while HPD provides below-market rate second mortgages to keep the homes affordable to occupants. HPD also assembles the land and provides it to the developer at a nominal cost to facilitate construction.

Benefit Classification (?)  
Supply or Demand Supply
One-Time or Ongoing One-Time
Benefit Type (?) Financing, Property
Government Agency (?) NYC Dept of Housing Preservation and Development
Program Information (?)  
Scale Medium Scale (between 1,000 and 4,999 units produced)
Timeframe 1983-Present
Developer/Owners (?) Non-Profit, Government
Property Information (?)  
Property Occupancy Vacant
Property Type Land, City-Owned
Building Type One- to Four-family
Construction Type Rehabilitation, New Construction
Occupant Tenure (?) Homeownership
Occupant Income Restrictions (?) Low-Income
More Information NY Times

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