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Drama Workshop by City College with WHGA Youth Tenants

Photo: Young WHGA tenants participate in Drama Workshop taught by City College-CUNY students at WHGA housing site. , Summer 2014

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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Communities for Healthy Food Program Launch

WHGA has opened a Healthy Food Hub on Malcolm X Blvd in Harlem! Sign up for local fresh produce at this site, offered by Corbin Hill Community Supported Agriculture. Deliveries are on Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Shares are flexible.

"Client-choice" Fresh Food Pantry is in the works!

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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

On October 15 WHGA celebrated the opening the Community for Healthy Food storefront choice pantry on Lenox Avenue in Central Harlem. Partners include LISC, the Illumination Fund and Corbin Hill Farms. View Event Photo Gallery by Photographer Sirin Samman.

For the second time this year Creative Arts Works teams up with WHGA and the City of New York to provide full-time summer jobs to Youth that are trained in conceptualizing, planning, sketching and painting a mural at a WHGA affordable housing site.

Commercial Leases Available! Small businesses offering unique goods and services encouraged to apply. Contact WHGA at 212-862-1399 for an application.

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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