The mission of Arbor Housing and Development is to enhance the quality of life in communities by building independence and creating housing options.
Arbor Housing and Development is a progressive, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation, committed to building independence and creating housing options to underserved populations primarily in the Southern Tier of New York and North Central Pennsylvania. Created 45 years ago during the "war on poverty" as Steuben Churchpeople Against Poverty, the organization has grown from 8 part-time volunteers dedicated to self-help housing to 100 full-time employees. We offer residential behavioral health and domestic violence services that help people overcome challenges and go on to live safely on their own. Arbor Housing and Development's assistance for renters and home-buyers creates a pathway to the security and stability all people deserve. By developing, rehabilitating and managing quality residential sites, we empower people to live within their means in communities of their choice. Arbor Housing and Development is an experienced developer of affordable housing as well as supportive housing for at-need populations. Our diverse Real Estate Development experience includes new construction, rehabilitation, historic restoration and adaptive reuse. Arbor Housing and Development is a Chartered Member of NeighborWorks America, is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), is a NYS HCR-certified Rural Preservation Corporation and is a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Organization.