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Commissioner Towns, Acacia Network, CPC and partners break ground on 60 new affordable apartments for seniors in the Bronx

Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Division on Human Rights/Former New York City Council Member Helen Foster and Archbishop Joseph A. Alexander of New Covenant Christian Ministries
Commissioner Towns, HCR Director of Downstate Development Earnest Langhorne, HCR Project Manager Grace Birch, Acacia Network, and partners break ground on 92 West Tremont Avenue in the Bronx

 

West Tremont Senior Residences Will Bring New Affordable Housing to a Former Brownfield

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), joined Acacia Network, The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) and partners came out to break ground on the $17.4 million West Tremont Senior Residences, located at 92 West Tremont Ave in the Bronx, with on-site health and support services. The new building will provide affordable housing for 60 low- and very low-income senior citizens.

West Tremont is part of New York State’s significant investment in affordable housing, utilizing both low-income housing tax credits and a loan from the Housing Trust Fund. Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the state is making the largest investment in affordable housing in at least 15 years with the House New York program, which will create thousands of new units over the next five years.  House New York will also preserve more than 8,600 Mitchell-Lama units, extending affordability for 40 more years. House New York also builds on the Governor’s unprecedented efforts to protect more than one million rent-regulated units, including the greatest strengthening of the state’s rent laws in 30 years.

Darryl C. Towns Commissioner/CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) said, “The West Tremont Senior Residences is a transformative project that will revive a community with affordable housing and sets the stage for further community renewal. As part of his $1 billion House New York Program, Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the creation and preservation of affordable housing a priority. This project provides a better, healthier quality of life for our seniors - and embodies the Governor’s ground-up approach to funding significant community-oriented projects. HCR is proud to work with Acacia and our other public and private partners to grow the Bronx economy with this beautiful development.”

West Tremont Residences will be a six-story building with 60 one-bedroom apartments for adults age 55 and older. Residents will have access to a recreation room, lounge area and terrace space. The development will also have a landscaped exterior yard and a green roof. Residents will have access to long-term healthcare services through Acacia Network providers.

“Acacia Network’s vision of healthy communities is deeply connected to quality housing, and we are proud to have the ability to offer more comprehensive care to the seniors in our community,” remarked Raul Russi, CEO of Acacia Network. “West Tremont will be our premier Affordable Housing Development project for seniors and, like all our affordable housing developments, will link residents to our comprehensive offering of healthcare, social services and economic development projects.”

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Last Updated: 11/26/13