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Photo: Youth Apprentices at Creative Art Works Unveil Their Mural Project  That Adorns WHGA Housing Site and Headquarters

West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA) is built upon harnessing the perseverance, pride, strength, and talents of Harlem residents. WHGA’s mission is to: provide and increase the availability of safe and decent affordable housing and encourage, facilitate and strengthen the economic viability and stability of Harlem.

WHGA has entered the 21st Century with a strategic, broad-based series of community development activities which, in effect, will launch Harlem’s second renaissance by benefitting, strengthening and preserving all positive sectors of the world-renowned community of Harlem.


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Housing Development and Preservation

To date, WHGA has developed over $300 million in low to moderate income housing totaling 1,640 units, 900 units are self-managed WHGA.


Visit WHGA's Healthy Food Hub

WHGA's Healthy Food Hub at 625 Lenox Avenue offers nutritious cooking demos and access to information regarding healthy living options throughout Harlem. The hub has held numerous events since launching in 2014 with hundreds of local Harlem residents in attendance. Visit the hub's Photo Gallery.


Video - History and Present

WHGA - History

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

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Video - WHGA 46th Fundraiser Gala

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WHGA 46th Anniversary Fundraiser Gala

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Video - WHGA Bi-Annual Housing Forum 2012

WHGA Housing Forum

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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) 862-1399
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