We Stay/Nos Quedamos is among nine community-based organizations who have been selected by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)’s to assist New Yorkers applying for affordable housing as part of the Housing Ambassador Program Expansion initiative.


The expansion of it current Housing Connect program, focuses on building HPD’s network of Housing Ambassadors, to offer enhanced assistance for New Yorkers with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency who are applying for affordable housing.
The program funding will allow the selected organizations to make technology upgrades to help affordable housing seekers while social distancing and to procure a range of other services, including wheelchair accessible space, language interpretation and assistive technology for deaf or hard of hearing. The program capacity expansion is supported by CITI.
 
The other eight sister agencies tasked with expanded services are:
 
– Brooklyn Community Services
– Churches United for Fair Housing
– Community Inclusion & Development Alliance
– Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
– Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
– Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc.
– Stonewall Community Development Corporation
– Urban Upbound
 
You can read HPD’s full announcement HERE.
 
For more information about how Nos Quedamos can assist if you have added difficulty applying for housing due to a disability, contact Ely Díaz at ediaz@nosquedamos.org.