(April 5, 2017) New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) joined Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn and the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Faith Based Community Development Services at the dedication of the Bishop Thomas V. Daily Residence, a 60-unit apartment complex for the formerly homeless, including veterans.
Re-purposed from the former St. Joseph’s School, the totally renovated building is located at 683 Dean Street in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is the third of three similar Catholic Charities’ projects financed by tax exempt bonds through HCR’s Housing Finance Agency and low income housing tax credits which were syndicated by Richman Housing Resources.
HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas said, “Governor Cuomo is committed to creating affordable housing opportunities for all New Yorkers, but especially for our homeless veterans whose service and sacrifice deserve our gratitude and respect. The Bishop Daily Residence will change lives for the better by providing residents with a safe and supportive place to call home.”
Governor Cuomo was represented at the dedication by Karim Camara, Executive Director of the Office of Faith Based Community Development Services, who said, “Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens is one of the most effective developers of affordable housing in the state and a great example of how faith-based organizations can help the most vulnerable among us. The Bishop Daily Residence is worthy of support because it creates much needed affordable housing in an area with rapidly increasing rent and displacement of longtime residents. It also helps veterans who have made great sacrifices in service to our country.”