The Fund for Public Housing
For any reader of this blog, you know I have been looking to work on other initiatives. Something else in the non-profit world where I hope that I can make an impact. Something that I care about too. And so, I have just recently joined the Fund for Public Housing in NYC.
The fund works hand in hand with NYCHA, New York City Housing Authority, to enhance the lives of the people that live there. We are focused on the 100,000 youth and young adults implementing programs that empower their lives.
Almost 600,000 people live in NYCHA which means that 1 out of 15 New Yorkers lives in NYCHA’s building making NYCHA the largest landlord in New York.
The buildings are filled with the backbone of NY, from teachers to nurses to firefighters to writers to police offers. Some of the most incredible people grew up in these buildings, such as Howard Schultz, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Blankfein, Michael Che, Whoppi Goldberg, Sonia Sotomayor, James McBride, and more.
I am thrilled to be part of this board.