The Gouverneur Place Apartments, a new 68-unit affordable housing development in the Bronx that integrates quality affordable housing with supportive services for residents, recently opened. The public-private partnership between the State of New York, UnitedHealthcare and other entities resulted in a seven-story building dedicated to people with mental health disabilities and families earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. The State of New York and UnitedHealthcare were among the largest investors in the $20.7 million project. The City of New York also provided funding and support.
Located at 450 Gouverneur Place, the community features a mix of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a computer lounge, community room, supportive services, laundry room, bike storage, and outdoor courtyard and recreation area.
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is providing housing opportunities for people with mental health disabilities through funding and program support for 50 of the residents. An on-site residential building manager will occupy one apartment. OMH awarded $11.7 million in capital funds through bonds issued by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
“Gouverneur Place Apartments provides safe, secure and affordable housing to help individuals with mental illness find recovery and build the resiliency they need to live happy and healthy lives,” said Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Marie Sullivan.
UnitedHealthcare and Enterprise, a national organization that builds and preserves affordable housing communities, partnered for this project. Westhab Inc., a provider of affordable housing and supportive services in Westchester County, developed Gouverneur Place Apartments and will provide property management and supportive services for the building.
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