About Us

HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency

GSBDC is doing its part during this crisis. GSBDC is pleased to announce that we will continue our housing counseling services via email while our storefront is closed until further notice. Please direct your housing questions and needs to gsbdcorp@aol.com.

We will also provide housing updates as we receive them.

Our Mission

Greater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation is a community-based, HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency whose mission is to improve the lives of multi-cultural low- to moderate-income tenants, coop owners, and homeowners by preserving and updating the housing stock, social environment, and maintaining housing affordability. We provide one-on-one homeownership counseling services that include pre-purchase counseling, housing exemption services, mortgage delinquency resolution, financial & budget management, and home improvement services. In addition we provide senior citizen support and process housing exemption applications for tenants, coop owners and homeowners to reduce monthly housing costs. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of the population in our catchment area and beyond.

We serve the communities of Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, and Manhattan Beach (zip codes 11235, 11224, 11229, 11223) and we also provide services in adjoining neighborhoods (zip codes 11207, 11208, 11234, 11236) upon request.

Our Services:

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling: Counseling session including education and first-time homebuyer certification.
    • Fee: $40.00 payable by cash or check.
  • Housing Exemptions: Process applications for tenants, coop owners and homeowners.
  • Mortgage Delinquency & Default Resolution Counseling: Process loan modification requests.
  • Financial Management & Budget Counseling: Complete financial evaluation of income and expenses, standard with all counseling services.
  • Home Improvement & Rehabilitation Counseling: Process home improvement loans.


For more information on the services we provide, please call us at:

(718) 332-0582

We are funded by:

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring, employment, or servicing on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees and our clients feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.