“I’ve lived at Carroll Gardens Association’s affordable housing unit for about three years and during this time I’ve gained access to programs and services that have been beneficial to my small business. I hope that positive initiatives like that of CGA continue to grow, so that community residents and businesses experience the support of having a platform that allows collaborative work towards a South Brooklyn that is income-diverse and where anyone can live and feel welcome.”
Vander Carter, CGA Tenant
For over 40 years, Carroll Gardens Association (CGA) as the second largest affordable housing provider in the Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook, the Columbia Waterfront District, and Carroll Gardens, has been fostering a community where residents like Vander Carter and families of all income levels can live, work, and thrive. During the past year, we have assisted more than 2,000 individuals gain access to various programs and services that included provision of affordable housing, housing education, eviction prevention, workforce development, and small business services. We have also completed the rehabilitation and weatherization of 44 affordable housing units. As the end of the year approaches, please consider supporting our mission of preserving and developing affordable housing, promoting community-based economic development, and linking residents to resources that improve their quality of life.
Your tax deductible contribution will help ensure the livelihood not only of our 375 low-income tenants, but also the hundreds of Brooklyn residents who access the many other services CGA provides to our community, such as:
• Creating stable, living wage jobs for immigrant and minority women by developing Southwest Brooklyn’s first Child Care Worker Cooperative
• Organizing tenant associations to ensure longtime residents are not displaced in gentrifying communities
• Computer, resume-writing, and financial literacy workshops
• Providing technical assistance and counseling to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and local businesses
• Community building events including the Annual Tree Lighting, Holiday Street Lighting, Toy Drive, and the Columbia Street Waterfront Fall Festival
• The planning of new affordable housing in Red Hook
On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Carroll Gardens Association, thank you and we wish you a happy and healthy Holiday Season!
There are several ways you can donate:
1) Our website: http://www.carrollgardensassociation.com/take-action/contact-us/support-our-work/
2) Donate through Credit Card payment or PayPal: http://bit.ly/1QyhVsm
3) Send checks payable to:
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.
201 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231