CUFFH Network

The CUFFH Network reaches thousands of community members across the City and includes Members (churches officially signed on to support our mission by hosting CUFFH committee meetings connecting congregants and community members to our housing campaigns) and Partners (other churches who have signed on to support our mission by hosting programs and granting us access to their facilities). See the map of our current Members and Partners below.

CUFFH also engages over 3,000 Activist community members who are not affiliated with a member church in our network through our community organizing efforts and workshop programs; and our Allies include more than 40 city-wide non-church organizations, corporations, institutions, schools, coalitions and agencies that work with us to amplify our efforts.

Map of the Network

Alex Fennell | afennell@cuffh.org | 404-368-3610

Affordable Housing 

CUFFH offers year-round affordable housing workshops where community members receive an introduction to our work and get training and assistance to navigate the affordable housing lottery application process. Residents receive expert, step-by-step advice on the what to expect through the application process, including a review of the application and other required documents, information on financial empowerment and managing credit and debt portfolios, and additional support through the selection and interview process. In addition to larger workshops, CUFFH also provides One-on-One Application Assistance including information and training on the necessary interview skills and financial literacy needed to obtain an affordable housing unit.*  CUFFH workshops are offered at various locations and times throughout the year. View our Calendar for details on upcoming workshops, or contact Cesar Rodriguez for more information.

Cesar Rodriguez | crodriguez@cuffh.org | 347-583-0476

Tenant Rights

CUFFH is at the forefront in the struggle to create and preserve affordable housing in our communities by educating tenants about their rights. Our Know Your Rights as a Tenant sessions are open to all residents at our affordable housing workshops to ensure that the most vulnerable populations are equipped with the necessary information to combat displacement and illegal landlord harassment. In partnership with Brooklyn A (BKA), we connect residents with no-fee lawyers who provide legal services helping to prevent eviction and assist with harassment, eviction and other tenant-related cases.

Chris Colon | ccolon@cuffh.org | 347-415-3952

Immigration

The Trump administration has declared war on immigrant communities, with increased ICE raids across the country, including one in NYC a few blocks away from a CUFFH member church. As a result, our offices and member churches are now seeing an influx of terrified residents who fear their families being torn apart. CUFFH is working to coordinate and carry out immigrant-protecting advocacy efforts including legal services for immigrant families and emergency housing at several of our network churches.

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Alex Fennell | afennell@cuffh.org | 404-368-3610

Youth 

Gaining Responsibility through Ownership and Willingness (GROW) is CUFFH’s youth organizing program. GROW meets weekly to offer professional development, community organizing training, facilitation skills, and recreational activities (including soccer and basketball) for youth ages 14 to 25. GROW takes place after school on Fridays at two locations in Bushwick and Williamsburg offering free sports and social justice themed arts programming. GROW helps CUFFH youth gain leadership and organizing skills to tackle the housing issues that directly impact their lives, and to build the community power to confront those issues by leading and participating in trainings with their peers on pressing community and social justice issues.

Charlie Dulik | cdulik@cuffh.org| 650-575-6898

Ausar Burke| aburke@cuffh.org| 347-574-2312

Rezonings

CUFFH leaders are also at the table to negotiate the best community benefit agreements between the community and developers when new developments are introduced in our neighborhoods.

Broadway Triangle

Alex Fennell | afennell@cuffh.org | 404-368-3610

 *CUFFH does not rent apartments. CUFFH works with real estate professionals and community sponsors who market available apartments. The City requires that City-subsidized apartments be rented through an Open Lottery system to ensure fair and equitable distribution of housing to eligible applicants. There are no brokers’ fees and no application fees.