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The Inwood Library is a joint venture between CLOTH, private developers, and Children’s Village. The library includes 174 units of affordable housing, UPK classrooms, a STEM Center and a social service and community space.The new structure will provide additional opportunities for CLOTH in partnership with Children’s Village to expand social services that are desperately needed by the surrounding community.


In 2015, CLOTH rehabilitated the abandoned 552 Academy Street building and created a safe place to live for 72 families. Development projects, including the Dorothy McGowan Apartments and 2142 Amsterdam, fill a critical community need to provide safe and decent housing for all residents who may need intensive on-site social services.

In 2013, CLOTH developed the Lucille Bulger Center for Community Life to further access to social services. It is the home to Community Health Academy of the Heights, a Healthcare Network Clinic, and CLOTH educational offices.

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Inwood Library

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CLOTH's portfolio:

All properties serve families and vulnerable populations earning at or below 60% Area Median Income.

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CLOTH’s Housing Development Department is dedicated to preserving and developing the housing stock of the Washington Heights neighborhood for low-income families.

It is the goal of CLOTH’s Housing Development Department to improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington Heights by leveraging the unique culture of the neighborhood. CLOTH’s housing and support programs aims to remove barriers between residents and the social services needed for low-income families.

Without CLOTH’s development and preservation projects, many tenants would face overcrowded living, which is customary with many Washington Heights low-income families. To create safe and affordable living spaces, tenants live in completely rehabilitated units, stocked with new appliances, floors, doors, and windows, and new major building systems.




Started in the 1950s by completing weatherization projects on housing in Washington Heights/Inwood community.

Constructed 2 supportive housing developments serving: persons who may have serious mental illness, substance abusers, young adults aging out of foster care, and/or homeless or persons at risk of becoming homeless.

Proud recipient of 2015 Nonprofit of the Year by the New York Housing Conference.

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Only organization in the area to have solar thermal panels installed on 6 buildings.

First in the Inwood area to install green roof at 552 Academy St.

For Affordable Housing inquiries, please call the CLOTH office at 212-795-4779.

We speak English and Spanish – Se habla Español.