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Who We Serve

Domestic Violence
The mission of AAPCI’s domestic violence programs is to offer survivors and their minor children, a safe but temporary haven in which to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. The secondary goal is to prepare families for independent living, assist them in locating permanent housing within or outside the State of New York, and to offer a host of on- and off-site supportive services that will help empower victims and minimize the root causes of domestic violence. 

With the stability of a secure home, AAPCI tenants living with chronic illness are able to access essential medications, manage their condition with regular preventive care, and address psychological issues that may contribute to the course of their disease.

Chronically Homeless
We focus on some of the most vulnerable individuals: those who have experienced homelessness the longest, who suffer from debilitating medical and mental health conditions, and who have established lives on the street, as opposed to seeking shelter and other assistance. 

Mentally Ill
AAPCI’s supportive housing offers a life-enriching alternative to both institutionalization and street homelessness. Hundreds of our clients manage serious mental illnesses while living independently in our housing, with the support of on-site case managers and links to appropriate care.

AAPCI has long devoted considerable resources to addressing homelessness among veterans, who on average make up about 5% of our total client base. Significant progress has been made over the past decade to end veteran homelessness, and we continue to do everything possible to reach that goal.

Stable, affordable housing is essential for families to be able to grow and thrive. Edwin’s Place, AAPCI’s first affordable residence designed primarily for families with children, opened in 2020 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. More than half of our current 359 apartments provide two or three bedrooms. Our housing for families helps people coming out of the shelter system or those at risk of homelessness to find a stable and affordable home.

Low-income Working Adults
Critical to the success of AAPCI’s housing management model is our commitment to inclusive, mixed-income communities. Rather than being marginalized in quasi-institutional settings, our formerly homeless tenants live amongst a diverse group of low-income New Yorkers.

AAPCI is increasingly housing older adults. Over the last five years, the senior population (62 and older) within AAPCI’s permanent supportive residences has grown to represent nearly 30% of our total resident population. We continue to seek innovative ways to develop senior-specific housing for vulnerable populations. 

Housing Development 
If you would like to make a donation towards our housing development campaign, we invite you to make an online donation (in any amount you wish) or you may mail your donation to our development address listed below.

African American Planning Commission, Inc.
Development Dept.
P.O. Box 330-707
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Be sure to enclose your check and please; never, send cash or currency through the mail.

Contributions to the African American Planning Commission, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. On behalf of those who rely upon our services, we thank you for your support, donation and generosity.

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Become a volunteer tutor in reading, writing, G.E.D. Prep, or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Call the Literacy Partners at 646-237-0120 or visit the Adult Literacy Tutor program, or Literacy Partners. Help change lives and make New York City one of the country’s most literate cities.

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