Brooklyn, New York
LOS SURES is a community based not-for-profit housing development corporation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was founded in 1973 by a priest, a school teacher, a legal service attorney and 3 VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteers. One of the VISTAs, WQB founder William Brothers, became architect for the new company. Working with Bernard Rothzeid at RKTB, Mr. Brothers developed strategies for moderate renovation of “en-rem” NYC HPD buildings and the conversion of those buildings to tenant owned cooperatives. LOS SURES was also active in converting demolition sites into parks, lunch programs, tenant education, and was successful in conversion of one NYC’s most dangerous, drug-infested neighborhoods into a safe moderate income family community.