New York City Chapter
The New York City Chapter is the original chapter of CVH. Since its founding 15 years ago, the chapter itself has grown from being an organization focusing on welfare rights to one that fights for the rights of all low-income people, their families and communities. For more about the history of CVH, please check out Our History page.
CVH’s Building the Workforce Campaign brings welfare recipients together to fight for improvements in welfare policy, access to good training programs, and the creation of real jobs with real wages.
CVH’s public housing campaign has been fighting to save and improve public housing in New York City since 2006. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) operates 343 developments of public housing throughout the five boroughs and is home to 5.1% of the city’s population.
The Sustainable Communities Campaign goal is to ensure that long-time residents of Harlem are able to continue to reside in, assist in defining, and actively participate in, critical decision-making processes in their communities as they evolve.