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HUD Senior Policy Advisor Cindy Nava and Regional Administrator Alicka Ampry-Samuel Visit Health and Community Centers in East Harlem
[From L to R, HUD Region II RA Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Deputy Speaker and NYC Councilwoman Diana Ayala, Boriken CEO Dr. Adam Aponte, and White House Presidential Appointee and HUD Policy Advisor Cindy Nava.]
From L to R, HUD Region II RA Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Deputy Speaker and NYC Councilwoman Diana Ayala, Boriken CEO Dr. Adam Aponte, and White House Presidential Appointee and HUD Policy Advisor Cindy Nava.
[From L to R, NYC Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, HUD Region II RA Alicka Ampry-Samuel, and Union Settlement President and CEO Dr. Darlene Williams speaking before a training for Union Settlement staff.]
From L to R, NYC Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, HUD Region II RA Alicka Ampry-Samuel, and Union Settlement President and CEO Dr. Darlene Williams speaking before a training for Union Settlement staff.

On day two of her visit to New York City, White House Presidential Appointee and HUD Senior Policy Advisor Cindy Nava joined Regional Administrator Alicka Ampry-Samuel on a visit to two East Harlem federally funded non-profits that serve the local community.

The Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides comprehensive health services to the East Harlem community comprised primarily of Black and Latino underserved residents. Regional Administrator Ampry-Samuel, lead of HUD FPM’s MOTHER Charter (Maternal Outcomes Through Housing Environments Reimagined), has been working with Boriken on this urgent issue to address the high maternal mortality rate. The HUD leaders met with Boriken CEO Dr. Adam Aponte to learn about Boriken’s work in the community, address staff challenges, and discuss strategy. Deputy New York City Council Speaker and Councilwoman Diana Ayala also joined the meeting.

Later, HUD Regional Administrator Ampry-Samuel, and NYC Councilmember Ayala visited Union Settlement, East Harlem's largest social service agency, serving 10,000 people annually. Union Settlement provides senior services, early childhood, youth, and adult education in Spanish and English, small business development, and mental health services. HUD RA Ampry-Samuel and NYC Councilmember Ayala joined Union Settlement President and CEO Darlene Williams to address staff before a training session, encouraging them in their essential work and urging them to support public housing residents in East Harlem.

HUD Supervisory Management Analyst Angela Aloia, who works closely with RA Ampry-Samuel on the MOTHER Charter, and HUD Program Analyst Anna-Louise Chung supported HUD principals on the visits.

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