First known as NHS of East Flatbush Inc., we are a community-based, not-for-profit housing organization. NHS of East Flatbush Inc. was founded in 1982 in the wake of the "Bank On Brooklyn" campaign, a protest of redlining and the decrease in loan approvals to repair homes and purchase homes in several Brooklyn neighborhoods. One such neighborhood was East Flatbush, where homes were in desperate need of rehabilitation and revitalization. We responded by encouraging resident engagement, promoting intensive housing-related seminars, and offering an aggressive home improvement loan program.
In 2016, we became a Community Development Corporation.* To better reflect our mission and scope, we are now known as Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC Inc. (NHS Brooklyn).
NHS Brooklyn Today
As NHS Brooklyn, we continue to champion the cause of community revitalization. Locally led, mission driven, and ever proud to offer educational, financial, and technical housing assistance through local outreach and partnerships, we enable individuals and families to invest in, preserve, and improve their neighborhoods, their homes, and their future.
Our services include first-time homebuyer education, home maintenance training, home repair loans and grants, landlord training, insurance and resiliency counseling, mortgage help, tenant services, and affordable property management. Click for details.
Who we serve
We serve current and prospective residents throughout the borough of Brooklyn with a special concentration on the following neighborhoods in Central and Southern Brooklyn:
• Bay Ridge
• Brighton Beach
• Coney Island
• Crown Heights
• East Flatbush
• East New York
• Gerritsen Beach
• Marine Park
• Mill Basin
• Sheepshead Bay
Employee Identification Number (EIN) is 47-1169779.
Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of residents, business leaders, and civic-minded persons, all of whom are residents of Brooklyn.
* Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are nonprofit, community-based organizations focused on revitalizing the areas in which they are located, typically low-income, underserved neighborhoods that have experienced significant disinvestment.