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News & Updates

News & Updates

Grand Street Guild Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resource Page

Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The W.H.O. has declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. To minimize your risk, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you engage in good hygiene practices and social distancing. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has determined that Covid-19 is in widespread community transmission. This means that you should self-quarantine as much as possible. As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, every New Yorker must stay at home from work, unless they are an essential worker. Governor Cuomo has extended this order to May 15, 2020.

Key Grand Street Guild Resources:

  1. Management: 212-674-2820 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; 646-721-8583 after 5:00 pm
  2. Community & Social Services: 646-856-6385(En/Sp) or 646-984-0167(En/Cn) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  3. Henry Street Settlement Healthy Homes Connect: 212-471-2400 ext 1819 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  4. New York Legal Assistance Group Financial Counseling: 347-286-1631 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  5. Emergency Food Assistance Program:646-856-6385(En/Sp) or 646-984-0167(En/Cn) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Links to Grand Street Guild Website Resources:

  1. The latest public health information and new Grand Street Guild responses
  2. A list of free online activities and games to help the time pass
  3. How to access New York City and State benefits to help you and your family
  4. Access the C.A.R.E.S. Act relief package


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Memo to all residents regarding Section 8

Grand Street Guild Apartments
New York, New York

November 21, 2019

TO: Residents of Grand Street Guild Apartments
FROM: Grand Street Guild

We are writing to summarize the locked-in affordability restrictions applicable to the Grand Street Guild Projects at 131 Broome Street, 460 Grand Street, and 410 Grand Street. We want you to know you can be assured that your apartment’s affordability is safe and secure.

Section 8

In August 2015, each of the Grand Street Guild Projects entered into a new Project Based Section 8 Contract with HUD which runs for a term of 20 years through September 1, 2035. In addition, each Project signed an extension to the Section 8 Contract which provides that upon expiration in 2035, the Contract shall automatically renew for a term of 15 years through August 30, 2050.

This means your Section 8 subsidy is safely in place for the next 30 years through 2050. The Guild will use its best efforts to extend that term whenever possible.

Use Agreement

In addition, in 2012, each Project entered into an Agreement with HUD which provides that, through May 1, 2050, the 600 units at 131, 460 and 410 shall be used solely as rental housing for Low Income Families (persons or families whose annual incomes do not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income) or Very Low Income Families (persons or families whose annual incomes do not exceed 50% of the Area Median Income).

This means that for the next 30 years vacant apartments at each Project shall only be rented to Low or Very Low-Income families.

Please contact the Management Office if you have any questions.

Grand Street Guild Entrepreneurs

Grand Street Guild Community & Social Services is proud to announce a new collaboration with New York University School for Professional Studies! NYU will be providing a pioneering Business Entrepreneurship class at Grand Street Guild. Students will learn how to build a business from the ground up. From idea creation to building the right team to fulfill your vision, learn from NYU faculty who are industry leaders, and have a wealth of experience in creating new businesses.

Space is limited, so enrollment is on the first come first serve basis. To sign up, click on this link and fill out the form. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact the program coordinator, Jeffrey Chen, at 212-674-2820 or at

Grand Street Guild Scholars

Grand Street Guild Community & Social Services is proud to announce the start of a new program — the Grand Street Guild Scholars! This summer, residents can participate in free high quality SHSAT and SAT prep starting July 10th. Classes will place a strong emphasis on college readiness, personal motivation, and leadership. SHSAT classes will meet Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. SAT Classes will meet Wednesdays from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Space is limited. Sign up here!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Grand Street Guild Community & Social Services at 212-674-2820 or email at

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Apply Today for Social Services Summer Internship

The Grand Street Guild Social Services Department is accepting applications for its Social Services Summer Internship Program. This paid, part-time position, located on site at Grand Street Guild, is designed for young residents who are passionate about social justice and community organizing. Working with our talented staff, the intern will gain insight into nonprofit management as well as enjoy special opportunities to tour behind-the-scenes at partner organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, in tandem with volunteers from Catholic Charities.

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PHOTOS: Resident Association’s Winterfest 2018

The Grand Street Guild Residents Association held its annual Winterfest celebration in the Community Room at 131 Broome Street, serving delicious food and year-end tidings alongside members of our local government, who joined us for the afternoon.

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PHOTOS: Social Services Day in the Amphitheater

We were delighted to spend a sunny afternoon with Grand Street Guild residents in the amphitheater this past weekend as we hosted Social Services Day.

With tables circling the amphitheater, our partner organizations provided residents with helpful information about activities in our neighborhood, health advice and much more. In attendance we were pleased to have the office of NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin, the office of Comptroller Scott StringerCatholic CharitiesHenry Street Settlement, the Grand Street Guild Residents Association, and more.

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