Created in 1965, the 163rd Street Improvement Council, Inc. involved itself in the fight against community deprivation of resources in the South Bronx. Determined to make a difference in the lives of the residents, the Council began to create affordable housing in the community.
Pioneers in the Bronx for housing and human service programs, the Council offers the special needs, homeless and low income populations an array of support services. Their approach is unique and innovative and they provide a range of programs. Click on the logo to learn more.
MBD Community Housing Corp. was founded in 1974 as a coalition of volunteers determined to save their community from the overwhelming incidence of arson, disinvestment, abandonment, and population loss that had decimated the Crotona Park East section of Bronx Community District 3. Owning 39 buildings and 1,200 housing units, MBD has been instrumental and has served as a catalyst in the development of a revitalization plan to restore necessary public services, renovate abandoned buildings and develop new housing to repopulate our neighborhood.
MBD has successfully sponsored, constructed, and renovated over 2,300 units of housing. In addition, MBD sponsored the construction of the New Horizons Retail Center, which has created over 200 full-time and part-time permanent jobs and includes retail stores such as Pathmark, AJ Wright, IHOP, Radio Shack, Game Stop, and Subway.
MBD provides an established base of services that include building maintenance, tenant account management, and financial management. Click on the logo to learn more.