Posted by Linda Gross | October 15, 2013 | Under Latest Client News, News Updates

Not only do we have a beautiful new website (we’re still excited about that), our clients are doing some pretty great things too! We don’t usually like to brag about ourselves, but we’re happy to do so, on their behalf. This week, our top stories include NYUFASP’s fundraiser and NHSNYC’s collaboration in helping a family purchase its “dream home.”

NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP) held a fundraising cocktail party event in the penthouse of The Standard East Village hotel. The view of the sunset over the city was a spectacular backdrop while Professor Mark Crispin Miller, village resident and author Fran Lebowitz, representatives of NYU’s Student Labor Action Movement, Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, assemblywoman Deborah Glick, Public Advocate candidate Letitia James, former mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, and NYU CAS doctoral student and teaching assistant Alex Manowitz gave speeches.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC) teamed up with Wells Fargo’s CityLIFTSM program, HPD’s (NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development) HomeFirst program, and Citibank’s Not for Profit and Faith Based Grant to create a package of grants and financial resources that allowed the Miya family to buy their “dream home,” a condo in Parkchester, Bronx. The multi-generational immigrant family of six has been saving for years, and was finally able to purchase the home thanks to this partnership between public, private and nonprofit groups. NHS held a ribbon cutting for the Family on Friday; in addition to several representatives from each of the participating entities, the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and a representative from Congressman Serrano’s office attended to congratulate them.

NHSNYC, which has seven offices throughout New York City, recently opened an office in Canarsie, specifically to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. This effort will be further supported now that the Brooklyn Community Foundation, with the help of the American Red Cross, has announced new grants totaling $1,167,000 to continue funding the efforts of the five Community Collaboratives it established in the wake of Superstorm Sandy (Red Hook, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Canarsie). As part of the Canarsie Collaborative, NHS will use this opportunity to further extend our aid to the individuals, businesses and infrastructures that are still struggling in Sandy’s wake.

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