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Corporation for Supportive Housing

www.csh.org

CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness. CSH strives to solve homelessness by making supportive housing work for the most vulnerable people in our communities, including chronically homeless people, veterans, kids in foster care, Native Americans, the elderly, and people involved in the criminal justice system.

Contact Fund

www.contactfund.com

Contact Fund is based on a very straightforward concept: private investors would be willing to invest their capital in local NYC neighborhoods while also receiving a financing return if there was a simple, low risk way to do it.  Contact Fund is committed to fostering a community of private investors who share similar values.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York 

www.fhlbny.com

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (HLB) helps community lenders in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands advance housing and community growth. The mission of the HLB is to advance housing opportunity and local community development by maximizing the capacity of community-based member lenders to serve their markets.

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

www.nyc.gov/hpd

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal developer of affordable housing in the nation. Since 1987, HPD has provided over $8.7 billion to support the repair, rehabilitation and new construction of hundreds of thousands of units of housing.

New York City Human Resources Administration - Department of Social Services

www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/home/home.shtml

The New York City Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

The mission of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is to promote and protect the health of all New Yorkers. More than 450,000 people with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities and delays, and alcohol and drug problems recieve services through organizations that contract with the agency. 

New York City Department of Homeless Services

www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml

The mission of the Department of Homeless Services is to overcome homelessness in New York City. DHS prevents homelessness wherever possible and provides short-term emergency shelter and re-housing support whenever needed. These goals are best achieved through partnerships with those we serve, public agencies, and the business and non-profit communities.

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal

 www.nyshcr.org

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) consists of all the State's major housing and community renewal agencies. HCR organizes programs in a logical manner into four groups - Finance and Development, Housing Preservation, Community Renewal and Professional Services.

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

www.otda.ny.gov

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals. OTDA manages a range of the State's most important programs for its low-income residents, with a focus on employment wherever possible, and to provide leadership, guidance and support to local departments of social services in the administration of those programs. OTDA is measured by the extent to which it (1) assists welfare recipients and potential welfare recipients in entering employment; (2) promotes access to economic supports for low-income working New Yorkers; (3) connects individuals with special needs to appropriate services; and (4) helps to reduce child poverty.

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

www.db.com/usa/content/en/social_responsibility.html

Deutsche Bank’s commitment to communities in the Americas is grounded in a long-standing tradition of social responsibility. CSR Americas leverages its passionate, agile-minded thought leadership to customize innovative strategies that address the changing needs of the underserved during these challenging times. Its program of loans, investments and philanthropic grants is designed to encourage sustainable community development, promote wider access to quality education, and provide steadfast support for the arts as a means of enriching the areas where the Bank does business.