In a local partnership of the New York Housing Preservation and Development office, Brooklyn-based FullStack Modular, developer Thorobird, architect Think! Architecture and Design, and nonprofit group Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS) are building more than 160 affordable housing units in New York City.
The 167-unit project is the result of the city seeking proposals for development on the Grant Avenue Municipal lot in East New York, Brooklyn. The development includes studios, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom affordable homes. The housing units are for extremely-low, very-low, low-income, and formerly homeless households. The project also includes a community space, a new medical clinic, and services for homeless people.
In a city pinched with high rents and low availability of affordable rental units, the development will help many families.
"Affordable housing is greatly needed in Brooklyn. The number of low-income individuals and families who are unable to make ends meet or even have a place to call home is unacceptable," said New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud. "I commend the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's efforts in tackling this dire issue and look forward to the completion of the 167 units which will become home to the neediest members of our community."
Manufacturing of the modular units will be done by Brooklyn-based FullStack Modular; the proximity of the manufacturer will speed progress on the project.