A family sees their apartment at Sugar Hill for the first time; students at the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool study architecture; and a local artist creates art during an inter-disciplinary performance at Rio III Gallery. Photos by Salem Krieger (l), Sugar Hill Museum Preschool (c) and Michael Palma (r).


BHC’s innovative model leverages the synergies between housing, education and the arts to generate meaningful, lasting change in underserved communities.

Recognizing the multiple causes of inequality and homelessness in neighborhoods beset by indicators of poverty even as they are challenged by the forces of gentrification, BHC’s successful approach to community revitalization provides

Permanent housing for the homeless and “hidden homeless” including adults, children, and families

High quality early childhood education and parent engagement programs to launch resident and neighborhood children on a lifelong path to success

Access to the arts including a network of community art galleries showcasing the work of local artists

A new cultural institution, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, that supports the cognitive and creative development of young children.

The Sugar Hill Project

Representing years of on-the-ground experience, research and collaboration, the Sugar Hill Project is BHC’s latest, bold step in fulfillment of our mission to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.

Designed by globally renowned architect David Adjaye, Sugar Hill is prominently located in the heart of the Sugar Hill historic district, epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance. Conceived as an oasis for children and families, this innovative development brings 124 units of affordable housing, an 11,000sf state-of-the-art early childhood center with the capacity to serve up to 200 children from birth to age five and a new cultural institution, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling to a neighborhood that has suffered decades of neglect despite its important history.

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