The New York Times reports on the upcoming opening of the ‘Urban Empowerment Center’ – a  17-story mixed-use development on the 125th St block, which will contain new headquarters for the National Urban League, along with an Urban Civil Rights Museum. Additionally, the building will contain offices for The Studio Museum in Harlem, the United Negro College Fund, One Hundred Black Men, and Virginia Union University, as well as retail space containing businesses such as Target, Sephora, and Trader Joe’s. The upper floors of the building also contain 171 affordable housing units.

The Foundling has been an integral part of this project, as many of the apartments within the building have been designated for our Supportive Housing program, serving young adults aging out of foster care and/or facing homelessness. As Meredith Marshall of BRP Companies is quoted in the piece, “we’ve partnered with a group called The New York Foundling, focused on helping people who have aged out of foster care find housing. Fifty-one units are leased here for them. This is a group of people who are underserved. They need services and support.”

Read more at NY Times

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