CHLDCCypress Hills Local Development Corporation (New York)
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The Summit inaugurated CHLDC's New York Department of State-funded Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) project to re-develop vacant and under-used property in the community and the group's partnership with the Department of City Planning under the federally-funded Sustainable Communities initiative.
Planning director Amanda Burden opened the summit which aimed to empower Cypress Hills/East New York residents to re-envision their neighborhood and determine CHLDC's strategic priorities under BOA and Sustainable Communities.
The Verde Summit emerged from CHLDC's Verde initiative--one of the first holistic community development efforts in Brooklyn to address a host of interrelated problems, such as the community's high rates of unemployment and children's emergency room visits for asthma.
By integrating affordable housing, access to healthy food, safe and efficient transportation, and pathways to sustainable, living wage jobs, Verde continues CHLDC's noted history revitalizing the Cypress Hills community.
Recently, CHLDC secured mortgage commitments for seventy-five low and moderate income, first-time home-buyers and rehabilitated seven small vacant and partially occupied homes into affordable home-ownership opportunities.