Harlem, NY (2020)

National Urban League Empowerment Center in Harlem


  • NMTC Amount: $11,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $75,097,984


  • 325 FTE jobs
  • 384 construction jobs
  • Created 240 housing units, including 70 supportive housing units.
  • 414,000 sq. ft. of real estate

Project Description

NYCR CDE provided $6 million of NMTC allocation to assist with the construction of the National Urban League Empowerment Center, one of the most significant economic development projects in Harlem’s recent history. Located on 125th Street, the Empowerment Center will include the Urban League’s new headquarters as well as the Urban Civil Rights Museum Experience, New York City’s first civil rights museum. The project also includes the National Urban League Institute for Race, Equality and Justice, along with 170 units of affordable housing and below market office space for non-profits and community groups including One Hundred Black Men of New York, United Negro College Fund New York, and the Harlem-based Jazzmobile.


125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY 10027

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