- Early Childhood
- Older Adults
- Youth Development
- Neighborhood Affordability
- Non-Profit Contracting
- 2020 Census
Building Healthy NYCHA Communities Through Food was a multi-year community engagement initiative spearheaded by UNH. Coached by UNH, settlement houses mobilized, engaged and empowered NYCHA residents of all ages to improve NYCHA residents’ access to healthy food and reduce cost and other barriers to its consumption.
These Settlement Houses supported NYCHA residents in developing and implementing a diverse set of strategies and activities, with significant success in educating and advocating for use of and access to healthy food. UNH provided support and a variety of resources, including videos, brochures, and materials to help with replication.
The following tools and resources were developed to support this initiative and its replication within other NYCHA developments.
Overview - Building Healthy NYCHA Communities Through Food
Jacob A. Riis Settlement Healthy Food Initiative
Pink Houses & UNH Healthy Food Initiative
Pomonok & UNH Healthy Food Initiative
Terry Kaelber, Director of Institute for Empowered Aging