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Photo: WHGA, Phipps, HPD and CPC Cut Ribbon at the 140 unit- Dempsey Apartments March 2012

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a community based development corporation was established in 1971 to revitalize the under- invested West and Central Harlem communities riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings. However as Harlem over the past several years has experienced substantial economic growth, WHGA has expanded its supportive and social service programs to residents facing displacement.

WHGA's core efforts include affordable housing development and preservation as well as asset building initiatives such as homeownership and small business development.

 

 

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Housing Development and Preservation

To date, WHGA has developed over $110 million in low to moderate income housing totaling 1,640 units, 900 of which are self-managed by the organization

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Community Engagement Program

WHGA has revamped it's social services program - now known as the Community Engagement Program. A new comprehensive agenda to direct a host of holistic services to Harlem residents. Which includes a renewed partnership with Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, a healthy eating program in partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Illumination Fund and a myriad innovative programs at the Oberia Dempsey Center- with the unique ability to aggregate a large number of our community members.

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Video - History

WHGA - History

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.- History and Present.

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Video -Rev. Calvin Butts on our 40th Anniversary

Video - WHGA Bi-Annual Housing Forum 2012

WHGA Housing Forum

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Latest news

Calling all Artists! Find out what the Laundromat Project @ the Dempsey Center is working on for local Artists. Important events and deadlines approaching!
Harlem Wellness Center @ the Dempsey Center is offering exercise classes, zumba, african dance, boot camp, nutrition services and much more.
Ice Hockey in Harlem @ the Dempsey Center is offering comprehensive sports and youth development programs for local Youth. Get involved!
Commercial Leases Available! Small businesses offering unique goods and services encouraged to apply. Contact WHGA at 212-862-1399 for an application.

 

Donald Notice, Executive Director nearing third decade career of affordable housing and community development.

Who we are?

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a community based development corporation was established in 1971 to revitalize the under- invested West and Central Harlem communities riddled with dilapidated and abandoned buildings.

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Main number: (212) 281-5552
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