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.