NYCHA Finalizes Deals to Construct 393 Units of Affordable Senior Housing Units in the Bronx and Brooklyn

Date Published: 
July 14th, 2021

From the New York City Housing Authority's press release:

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD); and the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) have finalized two deals that will bring 393 new affordable senior apartments to the Soundview neighborhood in the Bronx and the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn through the pending groundbreakings of the Casa Celina and Atrium at Sumner housing development projects.

Construction on the 205-unit Casa Celina building at a vacant parking lot site at NYCHA's Justice Sonia Sotomayor campus and the 190-unit Atrium at Sumner building on NYCHA's Sumner Houses campus in Brooklyn is expected to begin later this month. One superintendent unit is being constructed at each site; each superintendent unit is included in the total unit count for each building.

There continues to be a pressing need throughout New York City for affordable senior housing that enables residents who have lived and been part of their communities for decades to age in place," said NYCHA EVP of Real Estate Development Jonathan Gouveia. "NYCHA is committed to increasing that supply while creating meaningful employment and social service opportunities for public housing residents and area seniors in the process."

"Seniors are a top priority for this Administration's ambitious affordable housing plan," said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. "Casa Celina and Atrium promise to be thriving communities with seniors receiving the support they need to prosper. These nearly 400 new affordable senior homes, to be built across two communities in the Bronx and Brooklyn, are the result of an incredible team effort with the New York City Housing Authority and our development and supportive housing partners." "HDC is proud to provide the critical bond financing needed to make these projects a reality," said HDC President Eric Enderlin. "Casa Celina and the Atrium at Sumner will provide 393 much-needed affordable homes with critical supportive services, all while fostering economic growth through employment opportunities and training that will support the neighboring NYCHA residents."

Read NYCHA's press release.

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