SoBro has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the South Bronx for almost 50 years, and over those years we have seen our community grow and prosper and come together in times of great need. The COVID-19 public health crisis is a time when we all must stay stronger than ever. We must continue to do what is best for our community, abiding by the health advice from professionals and making smart decisions.

Responding to COVID-19

How Is SoBro Responding to COVID-19?

SoBro has transitioned our team to a remote work environment and will continue to evolve and adapt to ensure that our programs and initiatives will be there for our community when we get through this crisis. As a not-for-profit developer of affordable and special needs housing, SoBro will honor its commitment to develop and operate safe, quality, affordable housing.

We understand that many businesses are struggling right now because of the crisis, and our business development team remains available to provide you with the information, technical assistance, and support to help you get through this difficult economic time. SoBro’s youth and workforce programs are remotely operational, prepared to minimize disruption in programs, and ready to support the people of the Bronx and Harlem with their educational and vocational needs. We will get through this crisis together. SoBro has served the community since 1972 and is dedicated to continuing to serve the community we cherish.

Resource Navigator Program 

Keeping Our Community Healthy through the COVID Crisis

In partnership with the Consortium for Worker Education, SoBro has been selected as one of 15 nonprofit organizations in the city to support local residents as they return to daily activities while under the public health restrictions.

 

SoBro will serve as a Resource Navigator, leading South Bronx efforts in the following areas:

Contact Tracing

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Test & Trace Corps is initiating a citywide contact tracing program to ensure that people who test positive for COVID-19 and those who might have been in close contact with them are identified and isolated appropriately while at risk of spreading the disease.

Access to Resources

To support New Yorkers who are isolating at home, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations is contracting with community-based organizations to connect New York City residents to the critical resources they need to safely isolate and avoid spreading the disease. SoBro will conduct a trauma-informed, culturally respectful approach that builds trust and facilitates the free sharing of information, and we will connect clients with identified resources.

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