Who We Are
Welcome to the
Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State
We are an expansive membership organization consisting of community-centered, non-profit housing companies, as well as other stakeholders dedicated to rejuvenating the urban and suburban landscapes across the state of New York. Our mission is to foster collaboration and empower our members through access to crucial information on state and federal housing policies, valuable networking opportunities, unwavering advocacy support, and essential technical assistance.
We invite all individuals, organizations, and entities committed to promoting affordable housing and breathing new life into New York State’s neighborhoods to join our ever-growing network and contribute to our collective efforts.
In 1977, the Neighborhood Preservation Program was established by the New York State Legislature, paving the way for concerted efforts to uplift communities. Building on this foundation, the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State was formally incorporated in 1989, further solidifying our commitment to improving the lives of New York residents by providing access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing options.
Mission, Philosophy, and Vision
The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition will unify, educate, empower, and strengthen community organizations in their provision of affordable housing and community revitalization activities.
The members of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NYS, Inc. believe their vision for New York State will only become possible through the existence and activities of effective community-based organizations.
The members of the Neighborhood Preservation Coalition envision the State of New York strengthened by a network of community-based organizations that are creating positive change in the supply of safe and decent affordable housing, and in revitalization, economic development, and historic preservation activities in neighborhoods struggling with disinvestments, poverty, abandonment, environmental hazards and displacement.
Community based organizations are non-profits that are controlled by the people they serve. As such, they are best able to identify the needs of the community, to build a sense of community, to be held accountable to the community, and to sustain a long-term commitment to the community.
By their nature, many of these organizations are typically small and in order to have the clout to obtain the resources needed for their communities and in order to share resources, they need to work together. To be effective these organizations need skilled staff, adequate resources, timely information, and, most importantly, associate with one another.