La Casa de Don Pedro

La Casa de Don Pedro focuses on fostering self-sufficiency, empowerment, and neighborhood revitalization in Greater Newark and Essex County.  Established in 1972 as a grassroots organization committed to empowering marginalized Puerto Rican and Latino residents, by FY 2015, La Casa had grown to serve more than 50,000 people a year with 200 employees and an operating budget of $15 million.  Since 1988, La Casa has built and sold more than 150 units of quality, affordable homes. Between 2013-14 alone, La Casa provided energy assistance to more than 41,000 households, completed energy conservation measures for 600 households, counseled 361 people facing foreclosure, and prepared 231 people to purchase their first home.

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