NYC Affordable Apartments Receive $100M Through PACT

Plans call for an interior and exterior overhaul of 574 units.

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A total of 574 apartments at West Brighton I & II in Staten Island, N.Y., received more than $100 million in capital repair funds, according to the New York City Housing Authority. The financing was provided through the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together program. The rehabilitation will bring a complete overhaul of the apartments, common areas and building infrastructure, with the construction slated to begin in 2024.

BFC Partners and CB Emmanuel Realty LLC will serve as the general contractors. The two companies, alongside Catholic Homes of New York, will oversee the repairs and improvements of the apartments. Upon completion, the community will convert to Project-Based Section 8 and will be managed by Pinnacle City Living. Censere Consulting served as the technical advisor and helped the PACT Resource Team select the partners involved in the project.

Upgrades and improvements

The selected team will consult with approximately 1,400 residents to assess the community’s conditions, develop social services and rehabilitation plans. New York City Mayor Eric Adams stated in prepared remarks that the residents advocate for more welcoming, cleaner and safer homes.

Infrastructure upgrades will include heating, cooling, water and plumbing systems, the site-wide waste disposal, ventilation, elevators and the building’s security. The 574 units will be completely renovated and will receive new kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, flooring, paint etc. The project partners will also add improvements to public spaces, landscaping and building entryways.

The partnership, alongside the New York City Department of Housing Preservation, plans to demolish two vacant buildings at West Brighton II and to finance the development of new affordable housing on the site. The construction of the new building is set to begin after the main rehabilitation work is finished.

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