News Archive 2009-2018

Ellen Baxter ’75 Oversees New NYC Affordable Housing Complex (NY1) Archives


Ellen Baxter '75, executive director of Broadway Housing Communities

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the July 19 groundbreaking of a new affordable housing project in Manhattan, a project spearheaded by Bowdoin alumna Ellen Baxter ’75, H’05.

The $80 million Sugar Hill Development, on the edges of West Harlem and Washington Heights, will include 124 apartments, an education center for pre-schoolers and a children’s museum, NY1 reports. It is being developed by Broadway Housing Communities, a nonprofit Baxter founded in 1983 to develop permanent housing for those in the greatest need. Baxter told NY1 the Sugar Hill project will be “genuinely affordable to the lowest economic rung, including homeless people, but also to working people.”

Baxter has a master’s degree from Columbia University and honorary degrees from Mt. Holyoke and Bowdoin colleges.