Housing the Most Vulnerable

A $1.5 million loan from Leviticus will help transform 90 Sands Street—a 29-story former residence for Jehovah’s Witnesses—into a facility that will provide more than 500 units of much-needed supportive housing and affordable rental housing in Brooklyn. The borrower, 90 Sands Housing Development Fund Corporation, is an entity of Breaking Ground, a nonprofit that was […]

Creating Career Opportunities for At-risk Students

Building Hope is a nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by promoting greater access to high quality charter public schools. Beginning in 2018, the organization led the development of a home for OnTECH, an innovative, start-up charter public high school in Syracuse created to serve at-risk young people. Leviticus provided a $2.3 million loan […]

A New Life and a New Mission for a Vacant Lot

The property at 2337-2339 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn had been the site of a variety of commercial enterprises since the early 1900s, including a pet store, an auto repair shop, and an auto parts yard. Now, thanks to the great work of the nonprofit Concern for Independent Living and the support of the Leviticus Fund, […]

Revitalizing a Home for the Homeless

In 1999, The Community Builders (TCB) – one of the nation’s leading nonprofit housing organizations – redeveloped the residential building within Jersey City’s historic YMCA complex into a 131-unit property offering 59 single room occupancy units and 72 studio apartments for the homeless.  For the past two decades, the Bergenview Apartments have served as a […]

New Housing and New Hope for the Most Vulnerable

When some former residents of a psychiatric hospital returned to their communities back in 1954, they discovered that there were no programs to support them. And so they stepped up to support themselves, creating a self-help organization that would serve adults suffering from mental illness. Today, that organization is known as The Bridge, and over […]

Preserving Affordable Housing in a Rapidly Changing Market

While it is no surprise that the supply of affordable housing in New York City is dwindling, what is truly stunning is the rate of the decline. According to a September 2018 report published by New York City’s comptroller, over 425,000 apartments renting for $900 or less (in 2017 dollars) disappeared from the city’s housing […]

Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education

When the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), which is Orange County’s designated anti-poverty agency, was in danger of losing their existing lease arrangement in Port Jervis, NY they turned to the nonprofit PACER, Inc. to create an opportunity for a new long term lease for their Head Start operations.  PACER, which is based in Middletown, has […]

From Vacant Brownfield To Valuable Community Resource

For more than 30 years, MHANY Management Inc. has worked to provide affordable housing to New York City’s low- and moderate-income residents. Now, a $1 million predevelopment loan from Leviticus Fund is enabling the mission-driven nonprofit to move forward with an ambitious new project: Chestnut Commons, a 14-story, 300,000-square-foot development in Brooklyn that will bring […]

Progress in Newburgh: 62 New Affordable Homes

With over 250 units of rental housing under management, RUPCO, Inc. is one of the Hudson Valley’s leading affordable housing providers, and its impact has grown steadily in recent years. Newburgh Progress, RUPCO’s newest project, will add another 62 scattered-site units to its portfolio and will help to revitalize Newburgh’s high-poverty East End neighborhood. Through […]

New Café Offers a Pathway into the Workforce

Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP) works to meet basic needs and increase self-sufficiency among low-income people in Orange County, NY. RECAP’s Fresh Start Café does both: it offers employment training and support services to people on public assistance, and it gives them a decent job, increasing their economic stability and serving as a stepping […]