2010 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Harlem, New York. Known as the birth place of the Black artistic revolution, the Harlem Renaissance, denizens of this historic New York hollow have seen living conditions decline to a standard of living that would make so called “real” Americans cringe if they were forced to live there.
But help is on the way for the dilapidated domiciles, which rest from Lenox Ave to Seventh Avenue.
The housing row will make history as the first public housing block to undergo Green upgrades.
The Rose Smart Growth Investment Fund, who owns the buildings, is looking to take advantage of some federal stimulus funds via the Green Retrofit Program, which would award the group nearly $3 million after the work is finished.
Plans to install green boilers, solar roof panels, and brand new energy-saving devices in all 198 of the units will begin at the end of the year.
Now who says that good things cannot come from underprivileged places?