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 NY State Homes and Community Renewal Joins Comunilife, NYC Health + Hospitals and Partners to Break Ground for ‘Comunilife Woodhull’ in Brooklyn;
89 Units of Supportive and Affordable Housing on Woodhull Hospital Campus

‘Comunilife Woodhull’ groundbreaking in Brooklyn

(August 16, 2017) New York State Homes and Community Renewal joined Comunilife, NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, elected officials and project partners at the ground breaking for the Comunilife Woodhull Residence.

The development will consist of 89 studio units built on the hospital’s campus that borders the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and Williamsburg. Fifty-four supportive units will for patients of NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull who have behavioral health issues and are eligible for medical discharge but do not have permanent housing. Thirty-five will be for persons of low income.

“This development will have the power to transform lives,” said HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas. It is another concrete example of Governor Cuomo’s strong commitment to aggressively expand affordable and supportive housing opportunities across the State. I am proud to join our fellow partners in the public and private sectors who combined their dedication and expertise on behalf of the 89 residents who will call Comunilife Woodhull their home.”

Total development cost is approximately $28.8 million. Funding includes an HCR allocation of about $800,000 of Low Income Housing Tax Credits which will leverage about $8,443,000 of Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity and about $6 million from the Supportive Housing Opportunities Program.

Construction is expected to be completed late next year.