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493 Units Coming to the LES

The Chinese American Planning Council has partnered with the Gotham Organization to produce 493 rental units on the Lower East side, with 208 affordable units and 115 set aside for senior affordable housing.

Single family units to occupy former site of Staten Island church

The site of the former St. Simon’s Episcopal Church in Staten Island is now the future home of 19 single family homes.

Senior Affordable Housing Rising In Flatbush

The corner of New York Avenue and Farragut Road in East Flatbush is now home to 89 new senior housing units, designed by Heritage Architecture and Rodney Leon Architects and built by Brisa Builders. The Bishop Philius and Helene Nicolas (BPHN) Senior Residence opened in April with a ceremony attended by Brooklyn officials and Mayor Bill DiBlasio (pictured above).

Brisa Builders developed & National Standard Abstract provided title insurance for $310m affordable housing projects

National Standard Abstract and Brisa Builders are breaking ground in more ways than one, exemplifying the importance of Black entrepreneurship and generational wealth in creating stability within underserved communities through housing opportunities and philanthropy. Ericka Keller of Brisa Builders has committed her organization to circulate dollars within the ecosystem of Black entrepreneurs. An example is engaging one of the largest 100% Black-owned companies in the industry, National Standard Abstract, to provide title insurance for all of her real estate transactions.

LPC Approves Controversial Project at Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School

New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved plans for the development of two residential buildings on a lot shared by the landmarked Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School. The lot was landmarked in 2011 as part of the Crown Heights North Historic District.

Evangelical Church Disciples of Christ and Brisa Builder reconcile

After a multi-year legal battle with their development partners, Brisa Builders over $3,000 a month condo fees, the CEO of Brisa Builders and Pastor Felix Gross were to resolve their legal issues out of the courtroom. Evangelical Church Disciples of Christ opened its new worship space in late June with a celebration of the 100th birthday of its co-founder, Aide Cabrera, Pastor Gross’ mother.

As the Bronx gentrifies, calls for ‘Development without Displacement'

As gentrification intensifies in the South Bronx, new development projects, sponsored by city agencies, highlight the need for truly affordable housing development in all city neighborhoods.

Update on the St. Joseph Parish development project

The Association of New York Catholic Homes for Human Development and the Archdiocese of New York has partnered to transform the former home of St. Joseph Parish at 1949 Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx into 200 permanently affordable rental units. 160 units will be set aside for low-income families between 40- and 70-percent area median income (AMI).

The Collaborative Welcomes New Board Members

The Collaborative is honored to have new members joining our board. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge in real estate development, faith-based development and legal expertise. Additionally, Bricks and Mortals Executive Director, Ms. Kate Toth has replaced outgoing board member, Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper.

30 Days of Action (#JulyHomelessRights)

Throughout the month of July, the IAHC is championing #JulyHomelessRights, centering the work of homeless advocates Shams DeBaron and Maria Walles.