Fight Poverty | The New York Community Trust

From helping renters avoid eviction to training public housing residents for green jobs, we address poverty from many angles. Here is a sample of what we accomplish when we combine the generosity of donors. With your help, we can do more.

A New Home
A New Home
After living with domestic violence, a girl and her family found a new home with the help of New Destiny Housing, a Trust grantee.

New Yorkers need affordable housing that’s safe, energy efficient, and close to public transit and parks. Homeless people need social services and permanent housing that help them stay out of shelters. We’ve helped:

  • Preserve affordable housing and press for new apartments that average New Yorkers can afford.
  • House survivors of domestic-abuse, people with complex health needs, and those aging out of foster care.
  • Design better housing for the homeless.
Healthy Food
Healthy Food
The Corbin Hill Food Project used Trust funding to bring fresh, nutritious food to low-income communities in Washington Heights.

From making pantries run more efficiently to easing the way for more local food to enter the City, we work to make sure healthy food gets to those who need it most. We’ve helped:

  • Ensure free school lunches for all City public school students.
  • Bring farmers markets, fresh produce, and community chefs into poor neighborhoods.
  • Create a food distribution hub in the Bronx to bring more local produce to the City.
The Chef Is In
The Chef Is In
Through a Queens Connect program, young people are provided job training, interview skills, resume building, and paid internships.

We’re ensuring job seekers have the skills employers demand, while backing efforts to improve working conditions. We’ve helped:

  • Develop health and technology job pipelines.
  • Train young public housing residents to run farms on City land while learning green job skills.
  • Create a fellowship program at Baruch College for rising nonprofit leaders.