Having no previous managerial experience the tenants went about the task of learning the trade. Making minor repairs, and properly maintaining the premises and account books were newly acquired duties that they embraced with zest. The tenants, now shareholders in the property, were provided assistance from city officials and have successfully maintained the site to this day, illustrating the resilience of residents of the South Bronx.
Eleven shareholders currently reside on the premises and manage eight, low-income apartments and three commercial spaces, including a deli, a beauty salon, and a law office. There have been no serious incidents of crime, nor property damage, under their administration. The shareholders were given a thirty-year lease to the property and are in good standing with city officials, proving that, if given the chance, residents of the South Bronx can exercise autonomy and govern their own communities with dignity and pride.