AMP: Grassroots²

Bronx, NY

Banana Kelly Improvement Association, Inc.

Vision: BKIA’s mission is to contribute to a revitalized, safe and economically vibrant South Bronx through development and management of affordable housing, community organizing, and provision of supportive services.

Impact: Since BKIA’s inception, the focus has been on neighborhood preservation and community development. Much of BKIA’s development has occurred in currently occupied buildings. Thus, BKIA has been able to not only preserve housing, but also low income tenancies of Bronx community members, while also preventing homelessness and the financial and social costs associated with homelessness.