Project Renewal Raises $1.5 Million for Homeless Services at Annual Benefit + Auction

Project Renewal raised $1.5 million at its 28th Annual Benefit + Auction on June 7 at Spring Studios.

At the event, Project Renewal honored Eric Enderlin, President of New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), for his accomplished career in public policy and affordable housing for over 20 years, including his current leadership in furthering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan to create or preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing.


Nearly 600 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and a live auction, while celebrating Project Renewal’s new Bronx supportive and affordable housing development, Bedford Green House. Slated to open in 2019, Bedford Green House will house 300 residents and help them overcome homelessness and poverty to lead healthy, stable, and fulfilled lives. Its unique amenities will include a rooftop aquaponics greenhouse, a living green façade, a community playground and children’s library, an on-site medical clinic for the community, and more.

“This inspiring event was about celebrating innovative solutions to ending homelessness,” said Project Renewal Interim President & CEO Jody Rudin. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our board members, donors and volunteers. Their support will enable us to help even more of our neighbors renew their lives and reclaim hope.”

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The event’s co-chairs were Marlene Zurack and Eli Shapiro. Many organizations generously sponsored the evening, including Morgan Stanley, Hollister Construction Services, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The Johnson Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The Brodsky Organization, Capital One, Delaware North Companies, Fisher Brothers, Guardian Life, ICON Interiors, Jonathan Rose Companies, J.T. Magen & Company, Lane Office, Northwell Health, Sera Security Services, SterlingRisk Insurance and White Hare Solutions.