100 Percent Affordable Housing Development Opens in Brownsville (NYCHA, NYC HPD)

Date Published: 
November 17th, 2021

From the Brooklyn Reader:

A new 12-story 100% affordable housing development will bring 179 permanently affordable apartments to extremely low and low-income families in Brownsville.

The Van Dyke III building, part of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) 23 building Van Dyke housing complex, was officially opened this month by Trinity Financial, NYCHA, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), elected officials and a group of business, nonprofit, and community leaders.

The building will set aside 31 apartments for NYCHA residents. 54 supportive housing units for formerly homeless people, and one superintendent’s unit, and it will include an early childhood educational center that can cater to 118 children, an urgent care clinic with pharmacy and a wellness center operated by BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers. Supportive services will be provided by the nonprofit organization CAMBA.


NYCHA Chair and CEO Greg Russ said NYCHA was committed to fostering public-private partnerships capable of bringing high-quality residential apartments and amenities to places where they were needed most.

“The collection of resources, facilities, and affordable housing represented in the Van Dyke III project will benefit this neighborhood for generations to come,” Russ said.

Read the Brookyln Reader's article "100 Percent Affordable Housing Development Opens in Brownsville," featuring the New York City Housing Authority and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development.

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