Affordable housing project completed in Brooklyn

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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (PIX11) — New Yorkers looking for affordable housing will soon have another option in Brooklyn, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams said Monday.

The couple announced the completion of Nevins Street Apartments, a mixed-use development of 129 affordable apartments. including 78 supporting houses. The condominium is located on Nevins Street between Schermerhorn and State Streets.

“In the wake of the pandemic, it’s critical that we take bold action to make New York a more affordable place for all, and that’s why my administration has launched a comprehensive $25 billion affordable housing plan to ensure every New Yorker has access to safe, affordable housing,” Hochul said. “New York is committed to addressing the housing crisis with transformative projects like the Nevins Street Apartments, which are driving neighborhood revitalization and providing New Yorkers with the support and stability they need to thrive.”

Dozens of the homes will be reserved for veterans, the homeless, young adults and people Recovery from a substance use disorder. The rest of the 129 apartments will be affordable housing for households at or below 60 percent of the area’s median income.

“This project represents exactly what we need more of in New York City: a city-state collaboration to provide affordable housing for families in shelters, New Yorkers struggling with mental health issues, or veterans who bravely serve our country served and need a place to provide a home phone call,” Adams said.

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