About Us

Since 1969, Settlement Housing Fund has developed 73 projects with over 8,700 apartments — rentals, cooperatives, and two-family houses — that are home to more than 25,000 low- and moderate-income residents, including formerly homeless New Yorkers. Whenever possible, we incorporate commercial space and community programs for youth, young adults and families that provide opportunities for educational success, wellness and upward mobility.

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our mission

Settlement Housing Fund creates and sustains high quality affordable housing and programs, building strong and economically diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. Settlement Housing Fund works closely with community partners to provide low- and moderate-income New Yorkers with pathways to long-term affordable housing, education, employment and wellness.

DEI statement

Settlement Housing Fund is committed to advancing practices and policies related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We foster an environment that supports employees with diverse backgrounds, and are engaging in equity-building initiatives. As a housing organization, we understand the historical and systemic policies that have negatively impacted marginalized groups. We commit to increased advocacy around harmful policies, and to increased inclusion in the communities where we build and work.

how we work

To make quality affordable housing with access to programs a reality for so many low-income New Yorkers, we aim to create and preserve housing within the communities where we have a significant presence. We partner with our affiliates, the City, and direct service providers to connect our residents with neighborhood programs and supportive services.

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Our Leadership

The Settlement Housing Fund team is made up of housing and community development professionals working to make a more affordable and equitable New York City. Founded in 1969 to provide technical assistance to affordable housing projects, Settlement Housing Fund became a citywide housing developer, owner and services provider in 1989. Led by pioneering women in the affordable housing field since its inception, the organization continues to develop safe and quality affordable housing with neighborhood amenities that build economically diverse communities.

Funding & Financials

Our partners and funders make our affordable housing work possible. Learn more about our partners, institutional funders, and financials below. We post our audited financial statements and tax returns as they become available.


Are you interested in joining an impact driven team at a pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing organization committed to making quality affordable housing a reality for all New Yorkers? Find current opportunities to join our team.

With the September 2019 release of our strategic plan, we’re intensifying our commitment to affordable housing by expanding our housing development pipeline, improving existing housing, and increasing services for residents. Our strategic plan is strengthening our impact within the communities we serve.