LDCCH believes that well-informed individuals make smart decisions. That is why we make it our mission to educate our community residents. By doing so, LDCCH helps to increase awareness, community involvement, improve the quality of life and financial strength of the community as a whole. To that end, and as part of its community education initiative, LDCCH participates in the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP), funded by the New York State Housing and Community Renewal, and offers a variety of supportive programs and services.
In addition, as part of its affordable housing commitment to the community, LDCCH has engaged in developing low-income housing and providing supportive services to individuals and families in the community it serves. To date, LDCCH has developed over 660 low- income housing units, including senior citizen residential apartments. Currently, LDCCH oversees the management of several low-income developments.
help to increase the awareness of individuals and families in Crown Heights and surrounding communities on the benefits of owning their own houses. Participants learn about down payment assistance and first-time home buyer programs such as those offered by the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA); how to improve credit scores; set a down payment goal; help to determine if a conventional or a government-backed loan like FHA, VA, or USDA is best option; learn about Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) vs. fixed-rate loans; and learn about the home buying process.
offers community residents who are home or property owners helpful tips and information on how to maintain their property, prevent and handle minor maintenance problems, and to avoid violations
provides an overview of tenants’ rights and covers a variety of topics including: fair housing laws, eviction process, notice requirements, how to deal with habitability and repair problems, security deposits, court proceedings, SCRIE/DRIE/FEPS programs, and more. The information provided in these workshops does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice. All information and materials made available are for general information purposes only.
these are two-hour training sessions to give participants basic information on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters or emergencies.
designed to educate participants in ways to prevent residential fires and save lives. The goal of this program is to eliminate residential fire deaths in New York City, and continually educate the public with critical life saving strategies that focus on fire prevention, with special focus on the City’s most vulnerable populations at at-risk communities. Participants are provided with a “Certificate of Participation”.
offers senior citizens helpful safety tips and information, lectures and interactive group discussions on ways to stay safe.
offers participants a 30-minute class on hands-only CPR (this program does not offer CPR certification). The classes are taught by certified FDNY EMS members. To date, the program has successfully trained thousands of New Yorkers in this lifesaving technique. Program participants are provided with skilled demonstrations and hands-on practice for performing hands-only CPR and basic instructions on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as additional information identifying a person in need of CPR and other resources. Participants are provided with a “Certificate of Participation”.
offers individuals who want to sharpen their driving skills, get points removed from their licenses or simply a reduction on their auto insurance premiums upon completion. By taking a driver refresher course, participants learn the current rules of the road. Defensive driving techniques and how to operate their vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Participants age 50-plus learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Seniors also learn research-based safety strategies that could reduce the likelihood of having a crash, proper use of seat belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today, ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities, the effects of medications on driving, the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, using cell phone, and much more.