From the New York City Housing Authority's NYCHANOW newsletter:
Construction has begun on Van Dyke III, a building on the campus of Van Dyke Houses that will bring 180 affordable apartments to the Brownsville, Brooklyn, community.
“Every apartment will be reserved for low-income households, with 54 apartments exclusively for formerly homeless families,” said Matthew Charney, NYCHA’s Director of Real Estate Development.
“One out of five children and families in Brownsville are living in shelters,” said Lisa Kenner, President of the Van Dyke I Resident Association. “I am pleased that the new development will provide homes for some of these families so that they can live in a stable, clean, and safe environment to grow and live productive lives.”
“NYCHA is proud to be a partner in providing this essential 100 percent affordable housing to New Yorkers,” said NYCHA Chair Greg Russ. “We must use every tool at our disposal, including underused property, to benefit low-income families. This milestone is the result of a productive and remarkable planning process, which included the voices of hundreds of residents and community advocates and demonstrates what can be achieved when we work together to address our city’s challenges.”
Read "Breaking Ground in Brooklyn: New Affordable Housing Development Rises on Van Dyke Houses Campus," in the NYCHANOW newsletter.