Homelessness/Housing Advocacy

 


 

History

The East Harlem Neighborhood Based Alliance Corporation (EHNBAC) is a non-profit organization established on March 3rd 1993, as part of a State-wide initiative implemented under the New York State Neighborhood Based Alliance (NBA) laws of 1990.   The objectives of this State-wide initiative was: 1) through the operation of a crisis intervention center, to stabilize volatile situations for families and individuals in crisis situations or to address situations that if left unaddressed could become crisis, and 2) to improve long-term economic and social conditions through the development and implementation of a Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP). 

 

In March of 1993, the EHNBAC gained recognition for having brought together residents, service providers and other stakeholders in East Harlem to develop a the SNAP that identified strengths and gaps in 14 service sectors.  The SNAP was developed in conjunction with residents, service providers, members of faith community, businesses, State, City and Federal government, and other stakeholders.  Through a unified contract melting together funding from 23 City and State agencies, such as the New York State Department of Health (DOH), New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the New York State Department of Mental Health (OMH), the New York State Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD), the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), the EHNBAC developed programs or funded existing programs to address: crime prevention, lack of timely immunization for children, youth development, underemployment, adolescent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, lead poisoning and treatment, housing advocacy services, substance abuse, homelessness, services to senior citizens, and case management services for individuals and families with developmental disabilities. 

 

Since 1993, over 2,000 individuals and families have been placed in decent, affordable apartments, over 4,000 families have averted homelessness, over 2,000 families have avoided serious injury or death, have been placed in safe houses, and have secured monetary compensation and over 1,000 individuals have received HIV/AIDS services.

 

Since 1993, over 2,000 individuals and families have been placed in decent, affordable apartments, over 4,000 families have averted homelessness, over 2,000 families have avoided serious injury or death, have been placed in safe houses, and have secured monetary compensation and over 1,000 individuals have received HIV/AIDS services.

 

Although the EHNBAC downscaled its operation after NYS Neighborhood Based Alliance Initiative sunset in 1996 it continues to serve approximately 600 individuals and families per year.  Most staff are bilingual in Spanish and English. 
 

 

For additional information contact:

Miriam Pino

mpino@ehnbac.org

212.289.1900 ext. 202

 

 

Location and Hours of Operation:

East Harlem Neighborhood Based Alliance Corporation
2253 Third Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10035

 

Phone: 212.289.1900
Fax: 212.289.2616

 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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