Affordable Homes Slated for Brownsville


    A parking lot on Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville will be transformed into a 12-story apartment building with low-income and supportive housing, the New York City Housing Authority has announced. CAMBA Housing Ventures is the developer of the project. Above is a rendering of the building, known as the Van Dyke Supportive Housing Project, which will be located between Dumont and Livonia Avenues. The development will include 100 apartments consisting of 44 one-bedrooms and 56 two-bedrooms. At least 30 percent of the units will go to homeless families or those at risk for homelessness. A quarter will be set aside for NYCHA residents, and the rest will go to low-income families earning as much as 60 percent of the area median income, or $51,540 a year for a family of four. Also on site will be a mental health clinic, community space, and employment training. Nonprofit CAMBA, an affiliate of the developer, operates job training programs and plans to train NYCHA residents to apply for construction jobs on the project. CAMBA Housing Ventures has developed 396 units of housing in Brooklyn and has 459 more in development. Construction should wrap in the summer of 2014.
    Rendering via CAMBA Housing Ventures

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