Habitat NYC serves as a general contractor to perform necessary improvements to multi-family co-op buildings at a low cost.

While the scope of work varies with each project, we seek opportunities for skilled trades, volunteers and potentially, the homeowners themselves to perform the construction, allowing us to maximize impact and minimize costs.

A Brush with Kindness

Our A Brush with Kindness program engages volunteers to paint the common areas, like lobbies, hallways and more, of existing affordable housing buildings. This work saves tenants of the buildings hundreds of dollars, and brightens the spaces, breathing new life into existing housing.

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Technical Assistance

Habitat NYC offers Technical Assistance to the Boards of existing affordable housing multifamily properties. The assistance stabilizes building operations and potentially allows a Board to access funding sources available to pay for repairs or other needs and/or navigate internal governance, budgeting or other issues.

Financial Lending

The Habitat NYC Community Fund has the capacity to provide low interest loans to existing HDFCs. The Community Fund has a variety of products to meet the specific needs of income-restricted co-ops, including refinancing predatory debt, paying off municipal arrears, or financing repairs.

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Looking to apply to purchase a home or to take on a project as a subcontractor? Follow these links.