On December 9, Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul jointly announced the start of construction for Bedford Green House II, a new affordable housing development in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

Set to rise at 2880 Jerome Avenue, the $72.1-million project calls for the construction of a 17-story building which will feature 46 apartments for families and seniors and 70 units of supportive housing for families, seniors, and individuals. Additionally, a 2,400-square-foot medical clinic is slated for the ground floor, and will offer primary care, podiatry, gynecology, and substance abuse treatment services to both residents and the surrounding neighborhood.

“Our administration has never wavered in our commitment to creating new housing, and that’s why we are working every day to build 15,000 units of supportive housing with onsite social services to help families who are struggling,” said Adams in a news release. “The combination of supportive homes and a medical clinic here will deliver residents and the entire community access to care they may not otherwise be able to access.”

The apartments at Bedford Green II will include a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, with affordable units reserved for renter households earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income level.

Project Renewal will provide supportive services for residents, who will have rental subsidies funded through New York's Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.

Funding for the project comes from a mix of state and local sources.

As its name would imply, Bedford Green House II is the second component of a two-phase development. Bedford Green House I, featuring 118 homes, was completed in December 2021.