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Phone: 281-881-0721

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RiseBoro in the News

Origin Stories: How RiseBoro CEO Scott Short's Passion To Reduce Inequality Led Him To Real Estate

Bushwick Senior Center Employee Surprises Residents With 75 Hot Christmas Meals

New York's Real Climate Challenge: Fixing Its Aging Buildings

New Jersey Woman's Gift Drive Becomes A Christmas Godsend For Needy Children

'I Have Nowhere to Go': This New York City Mother Is One of Millions Facing the Threat of Eviction

Riseboro to Distribute Food Baskets to more than 400 Families

Opinion: Nonprofits Supporting the City's Most Vulnerable Need More Funding—& Respect

In a Pandemic, Creative and Mostly Virtual Socializing

Construction Braces For Bitter, Brutal Winter As Coronavirus Cases Surge

Environmental Justice Begins at Home

Nonprofit CEO on Why the City Must Invest in Affordable Housing (Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

Elderly New Yorkers languish on wait lists for critical services amid COVID-19 (Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

In NYC, Education Remains Paramount in Reducing Economic-Racial Gap, Experts Say (Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

New Yorker of the Week: Thaddeus Canty

'I Wouldn't Despair': HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll Defends City's Affordable Housing Budget Cuts (Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

Senior Services Start to Feel the Pain of City's Budget Cut

COVID Rent Relief Program to Alleviate Rent Burden for Vulnerable New Yorkers

New York City's Public Housing Rules Could Force Many Released Prisoners into Homelessness

Want to fight racism? Help homeless families

This New York Program Is Getting Ahead of Homelessness (Featuring Vice President of Empowerment at RiseBoro, Mirtha Santana, and a client of RiseBoro's Homebase program, Jamilah Seye.)

With 2 Days Until Deadline, New York City Still Doesn't Have A Budget For Next Year

As Civil Courts Reopen, Tenant Advocates Fear Coronavirus Could Spread In A Busy Housing Court

Coronavirus Ravaged New York's Budget and Made Your Census Participation More Important Than Ever

Brooklyn Youth to Speak Out Against Defunding of the Summer Youth Employment Program in Virtual Town Hall

Opinion: Treat Homecare Aides as the Essential Workers They Are

Isolated and at Risk: Twelve nursing home and assisted-living residents share what life has been like since the pandemic began (Featuring one of RiseBoro's assisted living facility residents, Rosa Lee Hickman. Read an excerpt.)

Meal providers for older residents say city is shortchanging them, as problems persist with food delivery

Brooklyn-Based Delivery Programs That Serve Seniors Struggle With Funding, Increased Demand

Meal Delivery Programs See Spike in Demand, Flat Rate of Funding

Reagan gave my father path to citizenship. Immigrants fighting pandemic deserve the same.De Blasio's Ambitious Affordable Housing Plan Slashed Amid Coronavirus Budget Cuts

De Blasio Proposes Big Cuts to Affordable Housing Budget

Op-Ed: New York's Budget Cuts Create a 'Social Time Bomb' for Underserved Youth

What Will COVID-19 Mean for Housing Development in NYC?

Affordable housing providers threatened by economic strain of COVID-19

Affordable Housing Construction Is Slowing As Demand Is Expected To Explode

RiseBoro Community Partnership making it easier for seniors to stay indoors

Home Care Attendants Helping Elderly, Disabled Lacking Equipment

In Bushwick, the City Squashed Democracy, Again

OneCity Health Awards $4.3M to Address Food, Housing Insecurities

"Silver Tsunami" looms as NYC Housing Developers Race to Add Senior Units

Gotham-Led Venture Scores $445M for Queens Project

Nonprofit's new program brings preventive care to homes

After Years of Planning, Central Brooklyn Moves Closer to Launch of Food Coop

New Central Brooklyn Food Co-op Aims to Nourish and Empower Locals

East New York Breaks Ground On 218 Unit Affordable Housing Development On Pennsylvania Ave

Mixed-income development with healthy grocery store breaks ground in East New York

Dutchtown South Community Corporation Among Three Housing and Community Development Organizations Awarded Racial Equity Service Grants

Developers File For 164 Units Of Senior Housing In Inwood

Passive House Standards Bring Green Living to Affordable Multifamily Housing

Strike a Chord: Building a Greener Future

Haven Green finds its home in Little Italy: NYC gets it's first LGBTQ-friendly affordable senior housing

$31M affordable housing complex completed in Bushwick

Community builders tapped for Broadway Triangle

Goldman Sachs Invests $83M in Gotham Org's 1,120-Unit LIC Project

CityViews: Let's Stop the Zero-Sum Debate Pitting Open Space vs. Affordable Housing

Housing and Health Care Advocate on Being Asked to Do More With Less 
(Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Guest Speaker Spotlight: RetrofitNY (Featuring Scott Short, CEO)

Meals on Wheels delivers Christmas Day feasts

Bushwick's Farmers' Markets Are Back and They're Better Than Ever

True Holy Church to Build New Facilities with 67 Affordable Units Atop

Nonprofits Join Up to Increase Affordable Housing Heft

Working Theater's BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK to Explore Gentrification in Brooklyn, Off-Broadway This Spring

Bushwick Ready for the Spotlight

Borough President Adams Expands Groundbreaking Faith-based Development Initiative in Latest [Uniform Land Use Review Procedure] ULURP Recommendations

Here's What Bushwick Might Look Like Under New Rezoning Plan

Tough Choices Face Bushwick as Rezoning Approaches

New Free Course Helps Boards Save Energy and Money (At a building overseen by RiseBoro, a Brooklyn building superintendent completes the NYC Building Operator Training Program)

Stalled Bushwick Community Rezoning Plan Pushes Forward

Non-profit organizations featured in the forefront of affordable housing development

Working with Local Artists

Citymeals On Wheels Delivers Hot Food To Those In Need

Housing for the Ages--The Quest to Build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Energy Efficiency Program for Apartment Buildings

10-Story, 67-Unit Affordable Building to Replace Church at 1860 Eastern Parkway

Brownsville Music Organization Wants to Give NYC Composers Studio Space and a Stipend in Bushwick

Bushwick, the Sequel: The Long-Sought Redevelopment of the Rheingold Brewery Site Is Shaping Up to be a Game Changer

Community-Driven Rezoning Aims to Stall Displacement in Bushwick

Success with Passive House: An Interview with Ryan Cassidy

City Slow to Embrace Land Trusts as Housing Tool

The Emerging (High School!) Artists of Bushwick's Casa Experimental Show at Silent Barn
Policy Forum: Greening NYC's Affordable Housing

5 Ways Affordable Housing Will Get Better Retail Space

Ridgewood Tenants Learn Their Housing Rights at Emergency Meeting

Citymeals on Wheels Brings Christmas Dinner

One Architect's Revolutionary Plan to Make Old Buildings Energy Efficient

Nearly 200,000 People Applied for 14 Affordable Apartments in Bushwick: HPD

Parsons Students Created a Gazette to Provide Affordable Housing Info for Bushwick Residents

Restoring Art to It's Original Creators in Bushwick

Ultra-Energy-Efficient Apartments Obtain Permanent Financing

Lenders take a leap of faith on nation's first passive affordable development

The Passive House in New York

NYC church partners for highly efficient apartments:'Passive house' complex a first for the United States

Inside the country's first multi-family affordable passive house apartments

Leading Beyond LEED: NYC Buildings and the Evolving Fight to Consume Less Energy

Bushwick affordable passive house apartments nearly complete

Case Studies and Articles

An Active Market for Passive (see pages 29-33)

One City Built to Last: Transforming New York City's Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future (see page 36)

Reclaiming the Land, Revitalizing Communities (see page 23)

Press Releases

February 5, 2020
OneCity Health Awards Community Partners $4.3M to Address Food and Housing Insecurities Among NYC Health + Hospitals' Patients

APRIL 30, 2019
Governor Cuomo Announces Opening Of $31 Million Mixed-Use Development In Brooklyn

MARCH 19, 2019

HPD and HDC Announce Deeply Affordable Development Plans for Broadway Triangle in Brooklyn


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