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Land Lease Site: Carver Houses


George Washington Carver Houses in Manhattan consists of 13 buildings, 6 and 15-stories tall. It has 1,246 apartments housing some 2,723 persons.

Carver Houses has a $41 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years.

Proposed Land Lease Site(s)

Madison Avenue Site

  • Site Area: 14,000 SF (Approximate)

Park Avenue Site

  • Site Area: 23,000 SF (Approximate)

Proposed New Construction on Land Lease Site(s)

  • 242,000 SF of Residential Floor Area (Approximate)
  • 262 New Apartments*

Note: 20% of proposed residential units will be available to household at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI)**

  • 500,000 SF of Revenue Generating Community Facility Floor Area (Approximate) e.g. medical or educational facilities

Current Uses on Land Lease Site(s)

  • 117 Parking Spaces

Note: NYCHA will continue to provide parking spaces for all NYCHA residents with a current legal parking permit.

Benefits for Carver Houses Residents

  • Preference for new low-income apartments
  • Emergency power generation for critical building systems
  • Temporary and permanent job opportunities
  • Enhanced security for development


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*Figures for proposed floor area and residential units are estimates only and are subject to revision.

**Area Median Income (AMI) is a statistic that the federal government uses to determine how much a household can make in order to rent an apartment. AMI is regionally specific meaning that all of New York City has the same levels of what is affordable. Family size also helps determine AMI. The more people in a household the higher the income threshold is. In this case, 60% of AMI is the threshold level (as determined by the federal government). That means that for a household of four must make LESS than $51,540 total in order to qualify for this specific apartment.

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