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POKO’s approach to community redevelopment begins with establishing community partnerships with public agencies and local organizations and not-for-profit partners in all phases of planning, development, construction and management.

Public Agencies
POKO aligns itself with the municipalities and government agencies throughout the Tri-State Area in order to meet necessary requirements, negotiate approvals, gain funding and develop each project on time and on budget:

  • Affordable Housing Corporation
  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
  • NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
  • NYC City Planning Commission
  • NYC Housing Development Corporation
  • NYS Homes and Community Renewal
  • New York City Housing Partnership
  • Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Manhattan Community Boards 10 and 11
  • Pitkin Avenu BID
  • Bronx Community Boards 1, 3, and 6
  • Town of Stonington Planning and Zoning Board
  • Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Bridgeport Economic Resource Center
  • City of Bridgeport, CT
  • City of Norwalk, CT
  • City of Norwich, CT
  • Connecticut Housing & Financing Authority

Working to improve social conditions in some of the challenged areas in which it builds, POKO works closely with its not-for-profit partners who play an important role with local governments, property residents and the community at-large: 

  • The Enterprise Foundation
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • NYC Housing Partnership
  • Outreach Project
  • Fannie Mae

POKO has also coordinated efforts with community policing to improve safety and security of residents and neighbors.

Land Use Approvals
POKO consistantly delivers results that make a differnce in the communities it serves, successfully coordinating and negotiating projects through the Land Use approvals process with NYC Community Boards, NYC Councilpersons and Borough Presidents, and local planning and redevelopment agencies and commissions.