Mission Statement

It is our work to create ~

  • affordable housing for working families, single heads of households, veterans and others with special housing needs
  • affordable housing for "at risk but independent" seniors
  • community settings that foster relationships between seniors and working families with children
  • environments that encourage the development of "families of choice" among the tenants

Through collaboration with local, county, state, and federal governments; and working with planners, architects, builders, contractors, attorneys and financial advisors; we will transform unused/underutilized land into safe, positive and productive additions to our communities. We aim to do this effectively while meeting and/or exceeding community requirements.


Our Foundation

The Kimmel Foundation is a small, but extremely efficient, 501(c)(3) Public Charity that specializes in bringing all of the necessary components for successful development, vacant land, an architect, a builder, property management and government and private funding together to create affordable housing on Long Island. We built successful developments on Long Island under the name Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation. We are in the legal process of transferring our business activities from the Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation into our recently established public charity the Kimmel Housing Development Foundation, Inc.

As Anna and Philip Kimmel Foundation, we completed our first housing development, a 38 unit senior housing building, in 2003 in the New Cassel area of Westbury, Long Island. We have just cut the ribbon on our most recently completed development, a 35-unit workforce family project, in March 2009. If you are seeking affordable housing clickhomeand see our AFFORDABLE UNITS AVAILABLE.

We have an excellent track record in our field of endeavor and we also know and understand the impacts of the current chaotic economic environment and the lack of land on affordable housing. Our work creates jobs for those in the construction trades and produces affordable housing in the challenging Nassau County market.

The Housing Market
The housing situation on Long Island has deteriorated along with that of the nation over the last two years. In September 2008 Olivia Winslow of Newsday reported that Stony Brook University released the results of a survey measuring economic distress. The study defines "economic distress" as those who have to spend in excess of 30% of their monthly income on housing costs (rent and utilities or mortgage, property taxes insurance and utilities). The study found that while 20.9% of households fell in that category nationally, a full 28% of Long Islanders fit this designation. Michael Zweig, director of Stony Brook's Center for the Study of Working Class Life and co-author of the study, noted that while the category "financially distressed" is broader than the definition of the federal poverty level, it does exclude highly paid professionals who choose to live "house poor" in order to live in upscale communities. As common sense would lead one to think, the study shows that service workers and civil servants are among those impacted. As foreclosures climb, we find that the need for affordable housing increases.



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