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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Low-Cost Event Spaces for Nonprofits and Community Groups

This list, compiled by the Gay Center, is also based on resources gathered by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. Smaller, more intimate workshop spaces costing as little as $12/hour are listed in addition to larger, more expensive performance spaces.

Type: General Resources

How to Volunteer as a Senior

This guide from the National Council for Aging Care showcases the many opportunities for - and benefits of - volunteering as a senior. As pillars of the community, volunteerism by Seniors can spur others to get out and help as well!

Type: General Resources

Directory of Fiscal Sponsors in New York State from the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors

This directory, hosted on FiscalSponsorDirectory.org, lists over 30 organizations statewide (with many in New York City) that are able to serve as Fiscal Sponsors for grassroots groups.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

2018 Community Service Society (CSS) Housing Insecurity Report

This report uses Community Service Society’s (CSS) annual Unheard Third survey of low-income households in New York City to examine the multiple types of housing insecurity experienced by renters today.

Type: General Resources

2018 ANHD Affordable Housing Risk Chart

ANHD collects a variety of indicators of key threats to affordable housing in the city that illustrate issues and patterns that are specific to each community district, as well as the city as a whole.

Type: General Resources

How To Start a Block Association

How do I start a block association? Learn about the steps you can take to build an effective and resilient block association.

Type: General Resources

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