How? We develop housing that is affordable, creating opportunity for young people, those who work in our towns and villages and seniors who want to stay in their community.  We advocate for diverse housing options and policies creating diverse and sustainable communities.

Putting together an affordable housing development is akin to putting together a large jigsaw puzzle. Many different pieces that alone mean nothing, once put in its proper place show a larger picture, and once assembled and solved is an accomplishment.

At ACE we are puzzle solvers. We look at a community and see what pieces are missing, what needs to be put together with what. We solve, we assemble, and we create affordable housing based on the specific needs of any given city, town or village.

We developed a septic solutions program, making it possible to develop more efficiently.   With financial assistance from the Westchester Community Foundation we published “Septic Solutions: A Way Forward” [Click here for full report] and “Septic Brochure: Decentralized Systems” [Click here for full report].

One of our projects, a single-family home at 602 Route 22 in Croton Falls, was completely rehabilitated. The house had a non-functioning septic system, with our new technology and lots of renovation; the house was successfully sold at the end of March and is now home to a first time homeowner, a family of four. This year we have several initiatives in the works, with a strong focus on affordable housing for seniors.

Join with us as we seek the “big ideas” that will make communities vital.  We can’t do this work without you.  Partner with us and support us with your donation, time and commitment ensuring that everyone has a home they can afford.  Making our communities stronger and better places to live and work.  Click here to donate.

 

We’ve often thought that putting together an affordable housing development is akin to putting together a large jigsaw puzzle. Many different pieces that alone mean nothing, but once put in its proper place show a larger picture, and once assembled and solved is an accomplishment.

We are puzzle solvers. We look at different pieces of affordable housing and see what pieces are missing, what needs to be put together with what. We solve, we assemble, and we create affordable housing.

One of the puzzle pieces that we are working to solve is the lack of sewers in northern Westchester. There are solutions. Thanks to funding by the Westchester Community Foundation, we are pleased to publish on the website, “Septic Solutions: A Way Forward” [Click here for full report]. Additionally, we have just published our “Septic Brochure: Decentralized Systems” [Click here for full report]. To highlight this work, ACE will host a Septic Solutions Symposium on Earth Day,  April 22, 2015 7:30 p.m. Katonah Village Library.

We are marketing the sale of the house at 602 Route 22 in Croton Falls, click here for the brochure and click here for the application.

This year we are saluting the small house and developing one house at a time. This takes resources. You can make a Donation to ACE to help us achieve our goal.