Facelist Awards 5 years of celebrating Pan-African excellence

2015 FACE List Honorees

Donald C. Notice

Development Award

As Executive Director of the West Harlem Group Assistance (WHGA), Donad C. Notice leverages public and private support to develop affordable housing for Harlem residents. WHGA, though Notice’s leadership, has positively impacted African communities in Harlem by providing access to the social support and resources needed, especially as new immigrants.

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Donald C. Notice as Executive Director of West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA) oversees more than 120 employees with an annual budget of $6 million. Mr. Notice oversees the implementation and compliance of all programs in WHGA’s comprehensive housing and social service portfolio. He joined WHGA in 1992 as Deputy Director and in 1998 succeeded to Executive Director.

For over the past 13 years Mr. Notice has leveraged public and private support redevelop 20 buildings with 404 units of affordable housing including over $ 60 million in construction. This diverse affordable housing portfolio provides safe, quality housing to seniors, low and moderate income families, adults with special needs and the formerly homeless.

In addition he has secured several contracts with HPD, DHCR and HUD to provide a plethora of social services to local Harlem residents including housing counseling, financial literacy and down- payment assistance for first time home buyers.

Prior to joining the WHGA team, Mr. Notice was Director of Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Preservation program for HPD, where he spent seven (7) years successfully underwriting over $60 million in renovations of single and multi-family housing. In addition he successfully completed substantial rehabilitation of 225 units in occupied buildings and planned for and developed 75 city owned buildings totaling 800 units into low income housing.

Mr. Notice serves on numerous boards including Community Impact at Columbia University, NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Association For Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc. He is also a Trustee of Lincoln University.