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Thursday, November 20, 2014
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC POLICY LAB, AND PARSONS DESIS LAB COMPLETE TWO YEAR LONG SURVEY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING MARKETING AND OUTREACH
New York, NY – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Public Policy Lab (PPL), and the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (DESIS) at Parsons The New School for Design have released Evaluating New Housing Services, a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of new services for those seeking city-supported affordable housing; the report is available as a free download from the PPL and Parsons websites. The partnership was made possible by a 2012 Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund grant.




Wednesday, November 19, 2014
HPD JOINS HARLEM DOWLING, THE CHILDREN’S VILLAGE, ALEMBIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW HARLEM DOWLING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN HARLEM
New York, N.Y. – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney joined the leaders of Harlem Dowling - West Side Center for Children and Family Services, The Children’s Village, Alembic Community Development, and partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Harlem Dowling affordable housing development. This 60 unit new development will be located at 2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. The new development will include a new central office for Harlem Dowling and a new satellite office for The Children’s Village, in addition to creating 47 one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments for area families and 12 studio apartments for youth aging out of foster care. The Children’s Village will provide on-site social services for the emancipated youth.




Monday, November 17, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $165 MILLION PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE STATE AND NEW YORK CITY FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF CENTRAL BROOKLYN HOSPITAL CORRIDOR WITH AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction of CAMBA Gardens Apartments Phase II, following the completion and occupancy of Phase I on the Kings County Hospital campus, revitalizing the Brooklyn hospital corridor through a partnership between the State and City of New York. When Phase II is completed, the $165 million development will include a mix of 502 affordable and supportive housing units, providing housing to low-income residents and advancing better health outcomes for high-need Medicaid clients.




Monday, November 17, 2014
CITY HOUSING AGENCIES ANNOUNCE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS AND CHANGES TO CURRENT PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER ON KEY COMMITMENTS IN MAYOR’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Gary Rodney announced new affordable housing programs and significant changes to a number of existing programs that will align them with the priorities of Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan. The guidelines of the new programs and changes are reflected in the agency’s term sheets, which are documents that define the parameters, qualifications, and scope of specific affordable housing programs. Combined with three new affordable housing programs, key changes to term sheets of existing programs will help to stretch public subsidy, encourage mixed-income development, and help address the homeless crisis and provide housing for those with special needs.




Thursday, November 13, 2014
HPD JOINS THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM, MONADNOCK, ALEMBIC DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE CONVERSION OF LONG VACANT P.S. 186 IN HARLEM INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
New York, N.Y. – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been joined the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH) Chair Shirley Lewis and Board Member Christopher Watler, Monadnock Development Vice President and Director of Development Kirk Goodrich, Alembic Community Development Principal Mark Reed and partners to celebrate the start of construction on the redevelopment of P.S. 186 into 78 units of very low-, low-, and middle-income affordable housing and a new Harlem Boys and Girls Club in Manhattan. Also in attendance were New York State Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell, and Former New York City Council Member Robert Jackson




Monday, November 10, 2014
L+M DEVELOPMENT, BELL URBAN, HPD, HDC, AND PARTNERS CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF UTICA PLACE 100 PERCENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERANS AND FAMILIES IN CROWN HEIGHTS
Brooklyn, New York - L+M Development Partners in partnership with Bell Urban LLC and the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation (HDC) along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and partners, today announced the opening of Utica Place, a mixed-used project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The new development consists of two buildings: a 12-story affordable rental building and a four-story commercial building that includes community facility space and a daycare center




Wednesday, November 5, 2014
HPD, HCR, CPC, AND LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN L+M DEVELOPMENT, HCCI, AND PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN HARLEM
New York, N.Y. – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), and the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) joined L+M Development Partners, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI), and partners to announce the start of construction on 260 West 153rd Street in Manhattan. The new seven-story development will include 50 units of affordable housing, an onsite daycare center, and new office space for HCCI. Also in attendance were U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, New York State Assembly Members Herman D. Farrell and Keith L.T. Wright




Thursday, October 30, 2014
NEW YORK CITY AND STATE HOUSING OFFICIALS JOIN THE BLUESTONE ORGANIZATION AND PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN JAMAICA, QUEENS
Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. – The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) joined The Bluestone Organization and partners to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of 161st Street Apartments, also known as Norman Towers, located at 90-14 161st Street, in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens. Norman Towers is a mixed-income development with 100 apartments, ground floor commercial space, and new office space that now serves as the Bluestone Organization’s main office. The new development features a number of energy-efficient features designed to reduce the building’s carbon footprint as well as the building’s operating costs which help to improve its long-term sustainability and affordability




Tuesday, October 28, 2014
CITY, STATE, FEDERAL AGENCIES, COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND DEVELOPERS LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE INITIATIVE TO JUMP START POSITIVE CHANGE AND COOPERATION IN BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY
A group of nearly 40 government agencies, community organizations and experienced developers have come together to jumpstart a broad range of initiatives in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and to lay the groundwork for rethinking how government agencies can better coordinate their efforts within neighborhoods. On September 8th, the City and State along with community partners in Brownsville launched the Hundred Days to Progress initiative. This effort emerged from a meeting in Brownsville in August when nearly 20 agencies and a dozen community organizations came together and agreed to accomplish or set into action projects to address the neighborhood’s immediate needs and to begin to collaborate around meaningful and long-term improvements. In addition to jumpstarting positive change in the neighborhood, the goal is also to lay a solid foundation for long-term partnerships among agencies, community organizations, and other partners dedicated to helping Brownsville residents achieve their goals.




Monday, October 27, 2014
TWO YEARS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY L+M DEVELOPMENT RE-OPENS ARVERNE VIEW, HOUSING COMPLEX UNDERGOES $60 MILLION TRANSFORMATION
Rockaway, New York – L+M Development Partners in partnership with the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) today hosted an official ribbon-cutting event for Arverne View, a 1,093 unit Mitchell-Lama affordable housing complex, nearly two years after it was devastated by hurricane Sandy. Today’s event marked the ceremonial re-opening of Arverne View, formerly known as Ocean Village, and the completion of a $60 million rehabilitation by L+M Development together with City, State and Federal partners and private lenders



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