Pratt Area Community Council
Pratt Area Community Council was founded in 1964 as a council of block associations whose activism led to the opening of a Clinton Hill branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, new parks, community gardens and new homes where abandoned shells once stood. PACC unites people together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community in Brooklyn. In our work as a community development corporation, PACC pursues five major goals:
1) Preserve and develop safe and affordable housing, a basic human right;
2) Support a vibrant local commerce through which small businesses serve the market needs of community residents;
3) Sustain and develop an economic, racial, and cultural diversity that can enrich the lives of all;
4) Promote knowledge, initiative, and concerted action that can advance individual and common interests; and
5) Foster an ethic that all members of the community bear personal responsibility to contribute to the greater good.
PACC's homeowner services department prepares residents for homeownership through counseling, seminars, financial literacy and homebuyer workshops, and direct links to affordable home opportunities. To counter the high number of foreclosures, PACC has stepped up foreclosure interventions for existing homeowners. PACC has assisted more than 2,000 homeowners to prepare home repair loan and grant applications, provided foreclosure and default counseling to more than 700 homeowners and educational workshops to over 5,000 homeowners and financial literacy and homebuyer workshops to more than 4,000 area residents. We have facilitated the provision of over 400 affordable mortgages with the New York Mortgage Coalition through our First-Time Homebuyer program.
201 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to contact Pratt Area Community Council for follow up before receiving your certificate of completion.