#ViewsNWBX // A Call for Community-Based Development

Views from the Northwest Bronx is University Neighborhood Housing Program’s 2017 blog series aimed at framing an inclusive and informed discussion on issues affecting the affordability and viability of Northwest Bronx neighborhoods today. While the topics addressed in the series, covered changes in community development, Bronx demographics, multifamily housing sales, and the impact of city housing policy and private investment in the borough, are by no means exhaustive, the data presented and analysis offered sheds light on many of key issues from a Bronx persepctive.

#ViewsNWBX is comprised of ten on-line essays as well as introductory, summary and community feedback blog posts. UNHP has broken the blog series up into the four main themes covered in the series. ​​Selected posts, to the right, from the Views from the Northwest Bronx blog series focus on the need for more community-based development and meaningful resident input.

Community is the Operative Word in ‘Community Development’ discusses the history and future of community development groups in the Bronx. Nothing About Us, Without Is, is For Us, by Sheila Garcia of CASA, looks at the Jerome Ave rezoning and proposes ways in which the community could be better incorporated into rezoning decisions. Understanding the Unique Needs of a Community by Judi Kende, of Enterprise Community Partners, focuses on the lasting benefits that community-based organizations bring to the community development table.

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are uniquely positioned to understand and advocate for the needs and priorities of a community and to help give residents a voice. They can conduct research and disseminate the results, serve as a convener, and organize advocacy efforts.

-Judi Kende, Vice President and New York Market Leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Check out the three other themes from our #ViewsNWBX blog series below.

Trends in Bronx Multifamily Housing and New Construction

Concentration of Poverty, Homeless Policy and Prevention


Views NWBX Introduction, Summary, Presentation and Neighborhood Response

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