Located in Ocean-Hill/Brownsville in Brooklyn, Dean Street will be a four-story, multi-family condo building, comprising 15 two-bedroom apartments. Among the building’s many amenities are a landscaped rear yard and on-site laundry facilities. Dean Street is also a certified Enterprise Green Communities building, meaning residents will benefit from lowered utility costs and a more sustainable environment.
In early 2017, Habitat NYC broke ground on the three-building SEED development in Brownsville, Brooklyn, which will allow 25 hard-working New York individuals and families to become first-time homeowners. SEED will consist of three new four-story, walk-up buildings including a total of 25 units. The complex will include seven one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and three three-bedroom apartments. Individuals up to families of six are eligible for the apartments.
Habitat NYC’s very first project, in the 1980’s, Mascot Flats was a run-down multi-family apartment building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Then in 1984, Habitat NYC completely renovated the building into safe, decent and affordable housing for 19 hard-working New York City families. It was the first project on which President Jimmy Carter worked! And now, 30 years later, 12 of the 19 original residents still live there – just the beginning of our track record of keeping New Yorkers in their neighborhoods.
When we completed the 41-unit Atlantic Avenue building in 2009, it was the largest multi-family building ever built by Habitat for Humanity. It is LEED Gold certified, meaning the building saves residents some green and keeps Brooklyn green too.
Habitat NYC has acquired a vast portfolio of dilapidated single-family homes from the New York City Housing Authority. Habitat NYC gut-renovates, or in some cases completely tears down these homes, creating well-built homes out of what were once eyesores. The homes are scattered across Queens, but are concentrated in the Southeastern section of the borough.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013, Habitat NYC sprang into action, launching our Critical Home Repair program to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair their homes. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012, taking the lives of 53 New Yorkers, crippling the city and affecting countless New Yorkers. With the help of thousands of volunteers, we mucked out 61 homes in the immediate aftermath and in the proceeding four years, we have performed substantial repairs on 65 homes across Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
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