Camber Property Group is proud to support community initiatives that engage residents in a productive, safe, and healthy manner. We value active environments in our properties, and the local communities they are in, that allow for a better lifestyle and encourage interaction between our staff, residents, and community members.
Camber gives Wi-Fi hot spots to Bronx residents
May 4th, 2020
As millions of New Yorkers are shuttered at home during the COVID-19 crisis, access to the internet for socialization, school and work is crucial.
But for many people, that is not an option. Realizing this is a reality for far too many, Camber Property Group has worked to provide support to its residents during the pandemic, both through technology and direct outreach.
Recently, it distributed hundreds of personal Wi-Fi hot spots, known as a “MiFi,” to its tenants at their affordable housing developments in the Bronx, in order to help keep them connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The developer hosted several events over the past few weeks, where residents were encouraged to visit their lobby to receive a MiFi. The company made more than 600 MiFis available to residents of their Bronx Park and Highbridge House portfolios.
See BronxTimes article.
KEY COLLEGIATE CHARTER SCHOOL
October 15th, 2018
Camber believes that strengthening communities involves more than developing affordable housing. Last year, Camber was proud to help Key Collegiate Charter School
find a temporary space for its students and staff in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Camber’s leveraged its development expertise to identify the right location, assist in lease negotiations, file proper permits and supervise construction. This allowed Key Collegiate to focus on the academic needs of its students and prepare for a fall opening.
Key Collegiate opened its doors in August 2018 and has one hundred fourth-grade students enrolled. The school plans to grow to be a fourth-through-eighth-grade school in the years to come, and in order to do so, it will need a larger, permanent home. Camber will be assisting Key Collegiate in this process, and we look forward to seeing Key Collegiate realize its full potential and helping the Brownsville community thrive.
See BKReader article.
Affordable Housing Workshop
August 17th, 2018
Camber Property Group continues to work with its partners, PRCNY, to further improve NYC residents’ understanding of affordable housing. Camber and PRCNY were pleased to offer a workshop for Bronx residents, particularly those from the Community District 2, to learn about affordable housing, area median income (AMI) levels, the application process, and current projects in the city, including PRC Fox Street. Attendees also enjoyed from light refreshments while having discussions about affordable housing, and resources for further consultation were provided, such as application information from HPD and financial resources from ARIVA.
Affordable Housing Workshop
July 18th, 2018
As an affordable housing developer, Camber Property Group aims to further the public understanding of affordable housing in New York City. Camber was pleased to offer a workshop for Bushwick residents to learn about affordable housing and current projects in the city, including 1601 DeKalb Ave. Attendees learned how to search for affordable housing and how to prepare for the application process. A short overview of the NYC Housing Connect portal was covered, and resources for further information were also provided.
SHAPE-UP BUSHWICK PARADE
June 7, 2018
BUSHWICK SCHOOL FAIR
June 23, 2018
Camber Property Group was pleased to participate in two events supporting the Bushwick community. This year’s Shape-Up Bushwick event, themed “Bushwick Strong,” highlighted the importance of a healthy lifestyle and neighborhood, as well as the strength and dedication of Bushwick to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. Families and other community members of all ages gathered to partake in a parade, raffle, and healthy lunch.
The Bushwick School Fair for District 32 showcased the exciting educational programs in which Bushwick’s young minds have been participating. Programs highlighted included hydroponics, robotics, 3D printing, theatre, dance, music, and more. This was a unique event for all the children and families involved and a proud moment for the community to celebrate the creativity happening in Bushwick.
Opening Day Parade 2018
May 5th, 2018
Camber joined elected officials, Bushwick residents and players in the Quebradillas Baseball Opening Day Parade 2018. Quebradillas
, established in 2002, is a non-profit community baseball league that serves boys and girls ages 4-17 in the Bushwick area.
PRC FOX STREET
Housing Connect Workshops
March 27th & April 10th, 2018
Camber Property Group and PRCNY
hosted two Housing Connect
Workshops for the local community in Foxhurst, Bronx. The workshops introduced the project PRC Fox Street, and representatives from NYC HPD and HDC discussed the NYC affordable housing application process, while Nos Quedamos/We Stay
provided additional resources and financial consulting.
Over 360 people attended the workshops, learned about the Housing Connect Lottery process, and enjoyed of light refreshments. This was a result of the collaboration between the hosts, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, and the Bronx Community Board 2 members and representatives, who were active participants throughout both events.
Back to School Day!
August 24th 2017
Camber Property Group was pleased to offer a day of fun games, snacks, and school supplies to get the Stevenson Commons community ready for the 2017 Fall school season.
With the support and attendance of Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. and Assembly Member Luis R. Sepúlveda, not only were residents enjoying of the festivities, but so were the hard working staff of the commons.