The Doe Fund and Robert Sanborn Development have broken ground on a $49-million affordable and supportive housing complex in the Wakefield neighborhood of the North Bronx, Governor Kathy Hochul announced last month.
"Sustained investment in creating and preserving safe, affordable homes for New Yorkers is a cornerstone of my administration," said Hochul in a statement. "This new development demonstrates our commitment to increasing the supply of quality homes across the Bronx and to keeping our most vulnerable residents active, engaged, and living healthier, more independent lives."
The project, called The Plains, will consist of a single nine-story building with 98 apartments at 4519 White Plains Road. Half of the residences will cater to adults experiencing homelessness and living with HIV/AIDS, while 20 units will be set aside for seniors aged 62 and older. The project will cater to households earning up to 80 percent of the area median income level.
Other planned features include tenant storage, offices for service providers, a multi-purpose room, a fitness center, and private outdoor recreation space. On site supportive services to residents will be provided by The AIDS Institute and The Doe Fund.
Financing for The Plains include state and federal funds, as well as a $4-million acquisition loan from The Corporation for Supportive Housing.
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