Photo: Demetria Osei-Tutu.Florence Bradley (far left), 42, teaches a crochet course at Mill Brook Terrace every Tuesday from 10 am to noon. They are working on a community project to make a big quilted type blanket with the name of the housing development on it. When it is done, they will hang it on the front of the building.

New building with 158 affordably-priced apartments now open in Port Morris

A 158-apartment complex with affordable housing for seniors has opened on the site of what was once a parking lot for the Mill Brook Houses NYCHA complex in Port Morris.

The project results from a partnership between the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, and three city agencies: NYCHA, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development , and the Housing Development Corporation.

A 8,700 square foot senior center in the complex will be open to the local community. The center includes a commercial kitchen, dining room and space for seniors from the entire community to participate in activities and gatherings.

The building features 107 one-bedrooms and three studios for low-income seniors, along with 48 studios for formerly homeless seniors. All of the tenants will pay only 30% of their income toward rent, because all 158 apartments receive Section 8 rental assistance.

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