RHI exists in order to confront the systemic inequities that have persisted in our community for decades. We continue to work with neighborhood allies to bring COVID-19 resources into our neighborhood through a recovery plan that is rooted in healing and aims to improve outcomes across health, education, economic mobility and food access. RHI will continue to build and implement an equitable recovery agenda through the following strategies:
Community Organizing and Civic Engagement
Engage Red Hook public housing residents in resident-led community building initiatives and organizing campaigns that promote resiliency and health.
Promote public safety in Red Hook through a youth-led Public Safety Transformation organizing campaign.
Education and Youth Development
Work with parents and local schools to address Covid-related learning loss and advocate for high-quality local educational opportunities.
Employment and Economic Mobility
Advocate for broadband access as a basic right.
Create sustainable employment for young adults through new industry partnerships that build pathways to gainful employment in high growth sectors such as: tech, healthcare, green jobs, and entrepreneurship.
Health and Well-being
Play a lead role in the Red Hook Community Health Network and advocate for local access to a quality healthcare delivery system that will lead to improved health and mental health outcomes.
Provide multilingual case management services that connect residents to vaccines, public benefits, emergency rental assistance, and other critical social supports.