NYC Rent Freeze Programs

NYC Freeze your Rent program

SCRIE and DRIE, two essential programs in New York City, offer rent-freezing benefits to specific groups. SCRIE supports eligible senior citizens by freezing their rent, shielding them from future increases, while DRIE aids tenants with disabilities, ensuring their rent remains affordable. These programs provide crucial stability for tenants. Even if landlords raise rent, eligible individuals […]

IMPACCT Brooklyn is Hiring!

IMPACCT Brooklyn is looking for forward-thinking individuals to join our organization in the following positions:  If interested, please send resume and cover letter to:

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York

An IMPACCT BROOKLYN must read “The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn” by Suleiman Osman, offers a captivating exploration of Brooklyn’s remarkable transformation from industrial slum to a coveted landscape of gentrification. Osman delves into the complex dynamics of how white middle-class liberals, seeking authenticity and refuge from suburban conformity, revitalized the borough’s brownstones while grappling with […]

What is Redlining?

In 1964, the Pratt Area Community Council (now IMPACCT Brooklyn) was born out of a need to combat the disinvestment plaguing specific neighborhoods, a consequence of decades of Redlining. Redlining, a discriminatory practice originating in the 1930s, systematically denied financial support—such as mortgages or insurance—to neighborhoods deemed financially risky. Factors like racial composition, immigrant presence, […]

Request for Proposals: Mobile Food Vendors

request for proposals, mobile food vendors

Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains the park in partnership with the city, has issued a Request for Proposals for the sale of food and beverage items from Mobile Food Units at several key locations around the park, including Third Street and Prospect Park West, Bartel-Pritchard Square, the Willink Entrance, the Lincoln Road […]

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and at IMPACCT Brooklyn, we’re dedicating this month to educating about the history of Fair Housing, including the impact of redlining. The Fair Housing Act, a landmark achievement of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibited housing discrimination in the United States. As we celebrate Black History Month, we will […]

Securing Your Property – Free RING Camera

IMPACCT Brooklyn X Amazon/RING Security present “Project IT” – a new community partnership to install RING security cameras in eligible small businesses in Central Brooklyn. We’re excited to offer eligible small business owners a FREE opportunity to enhance the safety and security of their customers’ and community’s shopping experience. Sign up today to see if […]

778 Myrtle Receives Investment from Council Member Chi Ossé

The development at 778 Myrtle Avenue

IMPACCT Brooklyn, proudly announces the investment of $300,000 towards the development of supportive housing at 778 Myrtle Avenue by Council Member Chi Ossé. “We appreciate Council Member Chi Ossé’s investment in supportive housing at 778 Myrtle Avenue. The investment is a testament to our shared commitment to providing supportive housing in our community. This significant […]