December 18, 2014

About Us

HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency

Our Mission:

Greater Sheepshead Bay Development Corporation (GSBDC) is a community based HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency whose mission is to improve the lives of low and moderate income tenants, coop owners, and homeowners by preserving and updating the housing stock, social environment, and maintaining housing affordability in South Brooklyn. We provide free, one-on-one homeownership counseling services that include, mortgage delinquency resolution, financial management, budget counseling, home improvement, and rehabilitation counseling.  In addition we provide senior citizen services 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.

What We Do:

  • processing housing exemption applications for tenants, coop owners and homeowners
  • processing home improvement loans
  • foreclosure prevention services (loan modifications)
  • financial counseling
  • “Sandy” restoration services
  • senior citizen services


We are funded by:

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment 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 feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.