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Common Ground Community HDFC is a not-for-profit corporation that develops innovative solutions to homelessness. Common Ground's approach is to provide inventive affordable housing that integrates comprehensive social and employment services and a supportive community to ensure that individuals remain stable and housed. We pioneer new approaches aimed at attaining our ultimate goal of ending homelessness.
Common Ground Community was founded in 1990 to transform The Times Square from a dilapidated commercial single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel into permanent supportive housing for 652 low-income, special needs and previously homeless single adults. Since that time, Common Ground's housing activities have expanded to include management of The Aurora, a 178 unit low-income apartment building on West 57th Street owned by the Actor's Fund of America, and The Prince George, another large landmark hotel currently under renovation.Common Ground's affiliate, the Common Ground Job Training Corporation, provides comprehensive job training programs, job placement and ongoing employment assistance to supportive housing tenants across New York City. Common Ground owns and operates three businesses, a Ben & Jerry's partnershop at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 43rd Street, Top of the Times, a catering and special events space on the fifteenth floor of the Times Square Hotel, and Common Ground Technologies, a data entry company.
- Ben Metcalf
- (212) 768-8989
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