Programs

LESCHD has a small core staff of stable and experienced employees who add depth to organizational capacity. The agency has successfully managed programs and budgets for contracts with the NYC Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Community Development Agency, NYC Child Development Agency, NYC Department for the Aging, NYS Department of Housing and Community Renewal, HPD-LISC/Enterprise, the New York Community Trust, NYS Neighborhood Preservation Program, NYC Department of Business Services and a range of other private and corporate funders.

LESCHD was one of the founders of the Lower East Side Latino Human Services Consortium which included the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center, Betances Family Health Services, Andrew Glover Youth Services, Action for Progress, Loisaida, Inc, Pueblo Nuevo Development Corporation and CHARAS Community Center.  LESCHD was the original fiscal conduit and provided office space for the Lower East Side Girls Club, the first Girls Club established in NYC.

LESCHD has received continuous funding since 1978 from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and has Neighborhood Preservation Company designation of approximately 50 blocks. In partnership with the NYC Housing Authority and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), LESCHD co-sponsored three projects: Mariana Bracetti, Campos Plaza and Coalition Houses. Under the NYC Housing Partnership/ New Homes Program, LESCHD developed two projects: Del Este Village Condominiums Phase I and II.