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New Projects

Twin Parks Terrace

Our next new development is 182 units of affordable housing at the NYC Housing Authority’s Twin Parks West site in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. Our selection by the City was the result of an extensive community engagement process dedicated to understanding resident concerns and addressing them in the final design. Settlement Housing is the lead developer, working with Joy Construction and Danois Architects. We are expanding our footprint northeast of New Settlement and partnering with NYCHA, HPD and nonprofit partners to bring housing and resources to the community. This development will provide affordable apartments to low- and moderate-income households earning at or below 80% of area median income and has an additional set aside of units for formerly homeless individuals and families.The building will have retail space and on-site amenities that include indoor and outdoor recreation, including a playground, gardening beds, a fitness room, and a library. Residents and the surrounding community will have access to social services onsite through BronxWorks, with job training opportunities provided by Sustainable SouthBronx and the New Settlement YouthBuild Program. A community mural project with arts partner, Groundswell, will be included. 

Weeksville Place

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application was certified for Settlement Housing’s Weeksville Place project—an eight-story building comprising 45 units for seniors, families living in shelters and other lower income tenants. The project is located at 1559-61-63 Prospect Place in Brooklyn. Designed by Edelman Sultan Knox Wood / Architects, we are partnering with The Beechwood Organization on this new housing development located near our existing Crown Heights properties and programs.

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Harlem River Preservation

In early 2020, Settlement Housing was selected to take the lead on the rehabilitation of the 693 apartments at Harlem River Houses I and II (above right), which run along Macombs Place and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard between W. 151st and W. 153rd Street. Built in 1937, Harlem River Houses was the second federally funded public-housing development in New York City. Permanently Affordable Commitment Together (PACT) will harness public and private funding to bring meaningful upgrades to buildings and apartments. It will protect tenants’ rights and ensure that apartments remain affordable to tenants in the long-term. We are meeting with tenants of the buildings to get their input around building issues and concerns, and are working with our co-developer, West Harlem Group Assistance, and our design, construction and management partners, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, L&M Builders and C&C Management, to plan for this work to begin in 2021. 

1561 Walton Avenue is Settlement Housing's latest affordable housing development at New Settlement Apartments in the southwest Bronx, where we now own 19 residential buildings with 1,139 units, including 30% set aside for families experiencing homelessness. The project, co-developed with The Briarwood Organization and designed by ESKW/Architects, creates 60 new units of high quality, energy efficient affordable housing for households earning from 40% to 90% of area median income, as well as for 9 homeless families, with additional outdoor and community program space. The project adds to the affordable housing stock in Mt. Eden and continues Settlement Housing Fund’s mission to create quality permanent housing for mixed income households and homeless families. 1561 Walton also launches a new affordable housing development pipeline to help meet the community’s need for deeper affordability in an area bordering the Jerome Avenue rezoning district.

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