Improving the Community with Social Services

Contrary to popular belief, great neighborhoods don't just happen, they are the product of hard work and dedication from the community. In Brighton Beach, the Brighton Neighborhood Association has amply provided such leadership and vision under the creative direction of Ms. Pat Singer, founder and executive director. This website stands for what we are and what we're about. It is also to be used as a resource that will help students learn about their community, which will enhance their community pride and spirit. Contact us today for more information about the social services offered by the Brighton Neighborhood Association.

Our Dedicated Staff
Our staff includes advocates who speak Spanish, Russian, and English. As a grassroots organization, our staff is very strong and backed by passion and dedication to social services.

Housing Advocacywe help you find representation and fight for housing issues. We also educate you on tenant laws and housing rights.

Landlord Assistancewe help settle disputes between landlords and their tenants. As well as to help make their buildings Handicapped Accessible.


Homeowner Counselingwe help homeowners receive low-interest loans from the government through our counseling services.

Tenant Organizationwe help tenants to work as a group to address building-wide problems and raise their quality of life.

Social Serviceswe help you apply for the entitlement programs you need. Whether signing up for low-income housing, food stamps, section 8, or housing subsidies. If you do not understand something you got in the mail, bring it in. We will help.

Health Advocacy—we help you to select a proper Medicaid Plan to fit your needs. As well as help you fill out and send in all needed documentation.


New American Outreachwe reach out to new Russian, Hispanic and South Asian residents to maximize their experience in our Democratic society. We help give them a voice to address their needs.

Youth ServicesOver the past 30 years we have had very successful After School and Second Chance Summer School Programs. These provided the youths of our neighborhood with needed academic tutoring and a few hours of social recreation. We also continue to provide one on one counseling.


Economic Development—working in symbiotic relationship with our local Business Improvement District we assist local storekeepers with quality of life issues such as public safety and sanitation.

Contact us for more information about the social services offered by our
neighborhood association.