Fordham Bedford Housing Corp.
About Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
Community and tenant leaders established the Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation in 1980. At the time, many apartment buildings in our community were deteriorating rapidly and facing the abandonment so prevalent in other parts of the Bronx and New York City. Today, we manage more than 80 apartment buildings with over 1900 affordable units. While most of our work has been in occupied apartment buildings renovated with tenants in place, we have also renovated vacant buildings, carried out new construction and rehabilitated one and two family homes. In 1991, we renovated Concourse House, a former nursing home that now provides transitional housing for 42 homeless families with young children. Concourse House also contains space for community offices and meetings along with the neighborhood's only full service daycare center.
The Housing Corporation founded Fordham Bedford Children’s Services (FBCS) in 1995. FBCS provides educational and recreational programs for hundreds of children and adults throughout our neighborhood and assists with Citizenship, ESL and computer learning. In 1998, the Housing Corporation added the Office of Policy and Planning with the goal of using our long presence in the Northwest Bronx to positively impact local quality of life. These areas of concentration include: education, employment, transportation, neighborhood security and open space.