Ideas Marketplace is about taking small steps for big impacts: residents and community-based organizations getting together to bring recycling, gardening, and educational opportunities to their NYCHA backyards. 

Local organizations and grassroots leaders know the on-the-ground conditions and local priorities, cultures, and needs that lead to successful resident sustainability initiatives.

The vision for Fund for Public Housing's Ideas Marketplace is to create a virtual bazaar showcasing the many community-organizations and resident-led initiatives that seek to improve the sustainability and quality of life in NYCHA developments and for NYCHA residents. By gathering efforts underway in disparate locations throughout the five boroughs, the Ideas Marketplace fosters both the recognition of the variety and vibrancy of NYCHA resident-oriented sustainability initiatives and the opportunity for the leaders of the local initiatives to connect with each other to share skills, lessons learned, and resources.

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awesome projects already underway

  • Our NCO's

    Health, Wellness and Sustainability Festival

    We want to give general health education to South Jamaica Housing residents who occupie over 1,000 apartments, whom are all low in-come families. The goal is to educate and bring a divided community together.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,479 + Volunteers
  • recycling collection, green city force, door-to-door recycling

    Door-to-Door Recycling Collection Initiative

    This innovative and convenient solution will change the way recycling is collected in public housing developments. "It's a win, win for EVERYONE"

    NEEDS: $0 of 15,320 + Volunteers
  • QB Compost Connection!

    Green City Force and the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse are partnering for a two part organics recycling outreach event at Queensbridge Houses, NYCHA.

    NEEDS: $0 of 691
  • Mill Brook Gardens

    Mill Brook Gardens

    Millbrook Houses Garden Club will build a community garden with organic farming, flower planting, social space, educational programs and new green opportunites to make our neighborhood healthier.     

    NEEDS: $0 of 11,593 + Volunteers

    Catalyzing conversation about climate change and infrastructure issues that are critical to areas like Red Hook.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,910
  • Ocean Bay Community Gardens

    The Ocean Bay Community Gardens will serve as a resource for residents to learn about gardening, gain access to fresh and nutritious produce, and to make informed decisions about their health and diet. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 28,565