Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Housing Services for Chinatown Residents

The Chinatown Tenants Union organizes Chinatown residents – youth, low-wage workers, and tenants – against community-wide displacement and gentrification in order to preserve Chinatown as a neighborhood for working-class Asian immigrants.

Type: General Resources

Find Vacant Lots

OASIS provides the richest source of community maps for NYC. Use their map to find out if a vacant lot in your neighborhood is privately owned by clicking on the “Location Report” tab to learn more about the lot’s owner.

Type: General Resources

Support for Open Spaces

The New York Restoration Project is dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.

Type: General Resources

Affordable Housing Services

The Metropolitan Council on Housing is dedicated to preserving and expanding New York City’s supply of affordable housing.

Type: General Resources

Environmental Education & Composting

The Lower East Side Ecology Center works toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education

Type: General Resources

Support for School Gardens

Grow to Learn NYC supports public school gardens. Register your garden to be eligible to receive Grow to Learn grants, donated materials and resources, and expert assistance.

Type: General Resources

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