Local NStat: Red Hook Houses
Welcome to Red Hook Chooses!
Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Red Hook! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood.
Please review the 5 projects below, then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!
Voting Window: 9/30 – 10/30
The voting period is one month. *Please note: To qualify for voting, you must reside at Red Hook Houses. Only ONE selection per person will be counted.
Project 1: Physical Space | Love Where You Live Campaign*
If selected, this project will seek to improve environmental conditions of common spaces through stewardship led by building and floor reps, community clean-up & planting days, training, signage, and supplies, advocacy through neighbor-to-neighbor meetings, and projects that highlight unique community features and promote pride.
Project 2: Economic Stability | Entrepreneurship Programs for Residents
This project will connect residents interested in launching their own businesses to resources to help them be successful. This may include mentorships to position youth to become entrepreneurs; business coaching for all ages on how to start an LLC and handle finances; targeted events on funding opportunities for entrepreneurship & start-ups.
Project 3: Health and Well-being | Holistic Health Training
This project seeks to train and support local resident leaders and community based organizations in providing culturally competent wellness & healing services like mental health first aid training that centers racial equity and coping skills, access to resource guides, and small group “safe place” meetings to promote trust, sharing, and healing.
Project 4: Safety and Justice | Community/Police Relations
This project seeks to improve interactions between law enforcement and community members through community/police mini-grants that focus on co-designing safety interventions; intergenerational healing events that build relationships between youths and older adults; and listening tours that invite police to learn from community leaders about their priorities.
Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects
This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. There will be a range of opportunities, including arts and entrepreneurship programs; mentorship options to address trauma and provide healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training on financial management and healthy relationships; and expanded networks for youth to access a wider range of resources.
Ready to vote? Click here to fill out the ballot.