Our primary focus is geared towards single adults, families and seniors who are indigent and/or homeless or at risk of losing their homes. NAICA is a not-for-profit, multi-service, family-oriented housing and human service agency that provides culturally sensitive services to children, youth, seniors and families.
The agency’s core methods of services include affordable housing development & construction, housing management, legal assistance and representation, homeless prevention & stabilization, case management/case work, and community education and development.
In 1989, NAICA was designated a Neighborhood Preservation Company by the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Since then, NAICA has received annual administrative awards to provide a variety of housing related services and develop affordable housing opportunities in the Bronx. For the last 20 years, DHCR has provided funds to NAICA for the purpose of helping Bronx residents with their housing needs.
As a designated Neighborhood Preservation Company, NAICA offers services to residents, building owners, businesses, and community stakeholders to ensure that their housing needs are met, without displacing current community residents.
As part of the overall transformation, NAICA has played a major role in rehabilitating run-down buildings, developing tenants’ associations, addressing building code violations, and developing new housing throughout the Bronx. NAICA continues to build and expand its commitment to the economic, social and cultural resurgence of Bronx neighborhoods.
Chief Executive Officer
Shameeka M. Gonzalez-Gamboa
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Board of Directors
Treasurer/Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
Ululy Rafael Martinez, Esq.
Member, Chair By Laws & Governance Committee, Chief Compliance Officer
Member, Chair Nominating Committee
Member, Chair Human Resource / Compensation Committee
Victor Negron, Esq.
Ramon Arrendell, CPA
Executive Director of Finance
Executive Director of Human Resource
Executive Director of Transitional Housing Programs
Executive Director of Information Technology
Special Assistant to Chief Operating Officer / Development and Special Projects
Maria Del Carmen Martir
Executive Director of Facilities & Project Management
Ricardo Cosme Ruiz
Executive Director of External Affairs & Public Relations
Executive Director of Housing Services
Marlen Valarezo, Esq.
Executive Director of Legal Services