Renovate the Cooper Square Committee's o...

 
Raised: $125.00
Goal: $9,950.00
 
 
 

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Steven Herrick

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The Cooper Square Committee is an affordable housing preservation organization on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We counsel tenants about their rights to prevent evictions and assist... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Steven Herrick on August 10, 2012

The Cooper Square Committee is an affordable housing preservation organization on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We counsel tenants about their rights to prevent evictions and assist homeless people with obtaining permanent housing.   We foster the renovation and environmental greening of low income housing in our community, with 15 buildings (over 240 apartments) currently in the process of getting energy retrofits.   In the coming year, we will be managing the renovation of a vacant building to create housing for homeless LGBT youth in partnership with the Ali Forney Center.  


Our 1,800 sq. ft. office space, at 61 East 4th Street just east of the Bowery, has not been renovated in over 25 years.  We want to green our office by installing bamboo wood flooring in our conference room and two offices.  We also want to put down ceramic tiles in the heavily trafficked tenant counseling area of our office.  We have a crew of workers who can do the renovation work at a below market price, but we need help with the cost of purchasing the materials and paying the modest labor costs.

We serve hundreds of tenants and host over 100 meetings per year in our office, including meetings of arts organizations, environmental groups and tenants at risk of eviction. Help us renovate our office to make it a place we can be proud to show off to the public!  

 
 
 
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Recent Donations (2)

$125 raised by 2 people in 20 months.

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Laura Morrison

20 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Robert Little on behalf of Isabel Buetti

20 months ago

 
 

Feel entirely free to use this amount for any need the organization is currently facing, including office update, pizza lunches for the volunteers or copying and postage for the dissemination of your good work for others...or the payment of your rent.

 

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