Ingersoll Houses



For over a year, a team of residents from Ingersoll Houses has been meeting with neighbors, city agencies, and community-based organizations to prioritize the community safety issues most important to their development. These teams are at the heart of NeighborhoodStat (or “NStat”). The Ingersoll NStat team meets regularly and has been trained in surveying their community and generating solutions with concrete implementation plans. Through this process, the NStat team has recognized a need for events and spaces where residents can safely engage with their neighbors and connect to supportive partners in their community. In order to strengthen community relationships and improve the quality of communal spaces, the NStat team plans to revitalize a waterplay area and activate two basketball courts on campus through recreational and intergenerational programming.

The Ingersoll Nstat Team led a participatory budgeting process through Local NeighborhoodStat in which residents were invited to submit their own ideas to strengthen safety and build community through built environment projects and/or social programming.

MAP Agency Partners

Since its launch in 2014, MAP agency partners have focused their programming to meet a variety of needs, ranging from support of seniors and kinship caregivers, mentorship of young adults, family-friendly programming of playgrounds, safe spaces for teens, assistance with public benefits, youth employment, and more.


The Ingersoll Nstat Team is currently building a digital network to stay connected to one another during this time and to develop platforms to reimagine digital public space, co-create safety responses, support community building, and convene city agencies to leverage resources and collaboratively solve local problems. To learn about selected projects, or to participate in Ingersoll Houses ongoing campaign, contact the MAP Engagement Coordinator Danielle Brutus at or 917-434-1396.

Health And Well-being

The Ingersoll NStat team is particularly invested in supporting healthy relationships, ranging from intimate partners to family violence, because of the cyclic and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) at Ingersoll work to assist families struggling with gender-based and family violence within the development. However, there is a need for earlier intervention by partners who can support victims and their families without involving law enforcement, and for the reduction of stigma within the community through increased awareness and outreach efforts.


Resident experiences with the NYPD vary. The Ingersoll NCOs have modeled positive relationships and are actively engaged with the NStat team, but there is a need to build out similar relationships with all local NYPD officers to address feelings of disrespect and targeting within the community.


Although businesses nearby Ingersoll have experienced recent growth, residents still suffer from high unemployment rates. There is a need to improve outreach for existing opportunities and to strategically link residents to opportunities for educational and vocational skill-building and job placement programming.

MAP Programs

Please note: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, some programs have been modified. For more information about modified program activities and availability, please click here

  • Human Resources Administration (HRA) Outreach Specialist is based at Ingersoll Houses Property Manager’s Office on Tuesdays and at the Ingersoll Resource Center on Mondays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The HRA Outreach Specialist can help with benefits navigation, SNAP, Cash, and Emergency Assistance for rent arrears. HRA also holds pop-up events in Ingersoll to make sure as many people have access to public benefits support as possible.
  • Department for the Aging (DFTA) Community Advocate is based at Ingersoll on Fridays. The DFTA Community Advocate offers Parenting a Second Time Around groups, support groups and individual counseling for seniors and kinship caregivers, intergenerational activities, and more.
  • Conflict Mediation through the New York City Peace Institute offers free conflict mediation for pairs or groups. They also provide different training opportunities for those who are interested in learning mediation skills.
  • Next STEPS Mentoring for Youth through the Center for Community Alternatives offers group mentorship for young people between the ages of 16-24 who may have experienced conflict and trauma. During group sessions, young people learn skills and build relationships with each other over hot meals.
  • Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, operated by the University Settlement, offers free and engaging programming to Ingersoll youth and teens. The community center is located at 177 Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn.
  • Green Jobs Training through Green City Force (GCF), an Americorps service-year program that trains young NYCHA residents (18-24 years of age) in clean energy and urban agriculture, and pays a monthly stipend and MetroCard to Corps Members for their service.
  • Shape Up NYC through the Department of Parks and Recreation offers free, drop-in fitness classes in or near MAP developments. These classes don’t require any advanced registration or fee, and are conveniently located for MAP residents to engage with each other and enjoy low-barrier fitness activities.