In addition to developing real estate, our mission includes supporting aging in place as well as educating and empowering the community to define its needs and to organize and advocate for appropriate solutions.

Stonewall Village NYC®

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A virtual community with interactive technologies and off-line meet-ups and events designed to connect LGBTQ+ seniors to housing opportunities, aging in place supports, LGBTQ+-friendly services, events, skills-building, each other, and the growing movement for LGBTQ+-welcoming senior housing. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are operating a network of virtual home pages for senior center partners who have had to shut down their facilities. We are providing full access to the platform, hosting their interactive meetings and events, and providing technical support and onboarding training for their administrators, facilitators and constituencies, at no charge. 

HPD Housing Ambassador Program​

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We offer free assistance to New Yorkers seeking Affordable Housing through Housing Connect 2.0.  We can help with setting up your new profile, making applications for affordable housing, and following up throughout the process.  And we can do it all with you online.

Our Ambassador team can also assist with utilizing a rental subsidies, whether you're just starting your housing search or have questions during the paperwork process, we are here to help!

We serve all New Yorkers, but we have special expertise in helping older adults master the technology and the process.  There is no charge for our services.  

Leave No Veteran Behind

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My Brother's House and Stonewall Community Development Corporation have established the first of two new LGBTQ-welcoming residences for homeless veterans and their families in the Wakefield and Belmont neighborhoods of the Bronx.

 

In addition to stable, affordable housing, the nonprofits will offer counseling, benefits coordination, culturally competent support services to help residents recover from past traumas and rebuild their lives, and socialization opportunities with a vibrant LGBTQ older adult community. 

The Community Properties Portfolio

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Stonewall CDC Board Member Matthias Hollwich has proposed a unique model for providing affordable housing to LGBTQ older adults through a managed network of non co-located apartments and properties.

 

This concept most closely follows the model pioneered by Sonder of a portfolio of apartments located across many buildings, but operated and managed as a network, achieving economies of design and operation.

Stonewall Bridge

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The Stonewall Bridge offers a radically new vision for LGBTQ community care, integrating service, capital, and technology to create safe, supportive care for seniors while passing equity to our  next LGBTQ generations.

SeeYouLink Pilot 

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SeeYouLink allows computer-averse older adults and people living with mild cognitive, aural or visual impairments to participate in the digital world.

Click the button below to hear a 98 year old community member give her testimonial about her experience with this innovative software!

Brain Trust Innovation Hub

We seek to find new innovations in housing and health service delivery. We have created the Brain Trust, which convenes cross-sector discussions between government agencies and commercial, nonprofit, and community-based developers and service providers. The Bricks and Mortar Brain Trust explore innovative building strategies. The Health and Mental Health Brain Trust explores service and delivery issues and solutions.

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Research and Market Profile Development

Stonewall CDC is committed to the evidence-based community and housing development.  We conduct ongoing research on several fronts.  In order to shape our initial strategy, we conducted the first ever citywide survey on NYC LGBTQ+ Older Adult Housing Needs.​ We continuously collect data on the preferences and needs of our community to build a market profile of those we seek to serve.