• Youth Empowerment

    Youth Empowerment BNIA has a commitment to youth development and addresses the needs of community youth through various sponsored programs and activities. BNIA has sponsored the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) since 1992.  Funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), BNIA’s SYEP provides work experience to economically disadvantaged youths (ages 16-24) who […]

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  • Home Ownership

    Home Ownership Services Foreclosure Aversion Homeowners faced with losing their homes due to foreclosure, as a result of sub-prime loans, problem tenants, repair (problems) or tax issues are counseled in various ways.  They are educated about the various loss mitigation options in which to bring their mortgages to better conditions.  They are also assisted in areas […]

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  • Housing Development and Management

    Housing Development and Management BNIA has developed various housing projects resulting in over 603 units of affordable housing.  Projects completed to date: Kianga House– 17 units of transitional housing for homeless single mothers and their young children Johns Place Family Center– 102 units of transitional housing Joint Approach– 8 units of permanent sweat equity cooperative […]

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  • Transitional Housing

    Transitional Housing Kianga House, a BNIA subsidiary, assists homeless single mothers and their children transition to permanent housing. Over 600 families have been placed into permanent housing through Kianga House. The residents receive: Housing for the family Social service support while in transition Assistance in finding permanent housing Parenting and job readiness skills Follow-up after […]

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  • Tenant and Block Association Organizing

    Tenant and Block Association Organizing BNIA has served over 900 tenants, landlords and general community residents in organizing associations.  Some of the services provided include Helping tenants in substandard buildings to improve quality of life Give referrals to various outreach agencies, transitional housing shelters and Single Resident Occupancies (SROs) for the homeless Landlords and tenants […]

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  • Housing Counseling And Referrals

    Housing Counseling And Referrals Tenants in substandard housing, or threatened by eviction or unaffordable rent increases receive: Assistance with Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) applications and counseling Assistance with Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) applications and counseling Assistance with resolving tenant/landlord disputes Information concerning removal of housing code violations Information concerning tenant rights and responsibilities […]

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