NEDAP has compiled an extensive list of links to support the work of groups in New York City and beyond. We welcome new suggestions for our links page. You can contact us to suggest a link to your organization - make sure to include the organization's name, website, and brief description.
Online Data and Research Resources are listed on a separate links page. Check that page for links to
Research and Data Resources, Banking Regulators, and Fair Lending Laws.
New York City Organizations
- South Brooklyn Legal Services
South Brooklyn Legal Services provides legal advocacy and information in civil cases to low-income people in southern and western Brooklyn, New York.
- Fifth Avenue Committee
FAC works to promote social and economic justice in South Brooklyn, principally by developing and managing affordable housing, creating employment opportunities, organizing residents and workers, and combating displacement caused by gentrification.
- Make the Road New York
Make the Road New York promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.
- Coalition Against Anti-Asian Violence
CAAAV - Organizing Asian Communities seeks to build the capacity of poor and low-income Asian immigrant communities to contribute to a broader movement for social justice. CAAAV organizes New York City Asian immigrant communities to advance an anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, pro-working-class, pro-immigrant agenda.
- New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works with New York law firms and corporate legal departments to provide free legal assistance for eligible low-income individuals and community groups. NYLPI's staff also provides direct legal representation, advocacy, and organizing assistance to low-income New Yorkers in three areas: disability rights, environmental justice, and access to health care.
- Good Jobs New York
Good Jobs New York promotes policies that hold government officials and corporations accountable to the taxpayers, particularly when economic development agencies give subsidies to large corporations that threaten to leave New York City.
- University Neighborhood Housing Program
A nonprofit CDFI working to create preserve and finance affordable housing in the Northwest Bronx. UNHP also houses the "Community Resource Guide: A guide to New York City Community-based data" on our website.
- Pratt Area Community Council
PACC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. PACC helps residents achieve self-sufficiency, create a sense of community and achieve overall neighborhood revitalization through tenant and community organizing, tenant and homeowner services, and housing and economic development.
- Project Enterprise
Project Enterprise provides business loans, training, and networking opportunities to low-income entrepreneurs in New York City, so that they can increase their incomes, build their assets, and improve their quality of life.
- Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City
Neighborhood Housing Services is a not-for-profit housing organization, serving New Yorkers since 1982. We revitalize and preserve communities by providing counseling, education and financial assistance in both home buying and home improvement to low- and moderate-income residents.
- The New York City Financial Network Action Consortium (NYCfNAC)
NYCfNAC was established to address the drastic loss of banking services in New York City's low-income communities. We assert the right of every low-income person to be able to save, borrow, invest, accumulate assets and be knowledgeable consumers of financial services as a means to economic opportunity and community development. Accordingly, NYCfNAC promotes their ability to gain access to affordable, convenient and comprehensive financial services and credit by building a network of the city's leading community development credit unions.
LawHelp/NY is an online, legal-information clearinghouse that provides low-income people throughout the State of New York with referrals to free legal services, information about their legal rights, links to social services and government agencies, and information about the court system. The website is efficient and easy-to use and has the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of New York legal services providers available. LawHelp is a collaborative project of: the City Bar Fund, Legal Services for New York City, Pro Bono Net, The Legal Aid Society and Volunteers of Legal Service, the Greater Upstate Law Project, and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York
The Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and remedying discrimination in housing, employment, education, and public accommodations.
National Organizations and Organizations Outside New York City
- Center for Community Change
The CCC, located in Washington, DC., helps grassroots leaders build strong organizations that bring people together to become a force for change in their communities. Check out their website for more information on their work and services.
- Essential Information
Here you will find the People's Network on Banking Credit and Capital website, which includes a community reinvestment lending database, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Monitoring Project, and maps showing banking and fair lending information using geographic information systems (GIS).
- Fair Housing Advocate
The National Fair Housing Advocate Online is a resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.
- National Consumer Law Center
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation’s consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and elderly Americans seeking economic justice.
- National Housing Institute
The National Housing Institute examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America, such as: housing, jobs, safety, and education, with an emphasis on housing and economic development, as well as poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, and breakdown of the social fabric.
- National Training and Information Center
The mission of Chicago-based NTIC is to build grassroots leadership and strengthen neighborhoods through issue-based community organizing.
- California Reinvestment Coalition
The California Reinvestment Coalition seeks to revitalize California's low-income and minority communities by increasing access to credit and deposit services.
- Center for Responsible Lending
This North Carolina-based coalition is dedicated to the principles of fair lending, including equitable treatment of all borrowers, fair and reasonable financing terms, accurate loan servicing, and a commitment to building up disadvantaged communities.
- Self-Help Credit Union
Self-Help Credit Union was instrumental in successful efforts to pass anti-predatory lending laws in North Carolina, the first state in which such a law has been enacted.
- Community Reinvestment Alliance of North Carolina (CRA*NC)
CRA*NC is dedicated to changing the philosophy, orientation, and practices of financial institutions in North Carolina so that the credit needs of traditionally underserved communities are fully met. This website has great information on predatory mortgage lending, payday lending, and the community reinvestment act.
- National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
NACA is a not-for-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing consumers' interests. NACA members provide counsel for the deceived. They take on the banks, finance companies and other merchants of misery who profit from taking unfair advantage of consumers. The NACA website has resources for consumers and advocates.
- Americans for Fairness in Lending (AFFIL)
is a non-profit organization working to end predatory lending practices, provide information to help consumers, educate policymakers about the need for reform, and demand action to assist debt-burdened Americans. AFFIL seeks to coordinate a national messaging campaign around these issues.
- Rainforest Action Network's Global Finance Campaign
This page from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) website can help you find responsible consumer banks, credit unions, mutual and venture capital funds, student loans, and credit cards. The page also has information about RAN's campaign to end JP Morgan Chase's support of logging companies.
- The Housing Research and Advocacy Center
The Housing Research and Advocacy Center is a fair housing agency working to eliminate discrimination in the housing delivery system through research, litigation and advocacy. Their focus is primarily in Northeast Ohio.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
- Payday Loan Consumer Information
From the Consumer Federation of America, this website offers a thorough introduction to payday lending, industry information, research reports, and consumer help information.