HELP USA/SAGE break ground on $41.4 million LGBT senior housing project

June 19, 2018 - Design / Build
Crotona Senior Residences - Bronx, NY

Bronx, NY Crotona Senior Residences, developed by HELP USA and SAGE, has broken ground, celebrating the first LGBT-friendly, low-income senior housing in the borough. The 84-unit apartment building will reserve 26 units for seniors who have been homeless. The $41.4 million development aligns with New York State’s five-year Housing Plan to provide safe, affordable, and accessible housing while combating homelessness. 

The development is across the street from Crotona Park and will feature an on-site SAGEcenter, social services, rooftop terrace, community garden, energy efficient construction, and renewable energy.

The project team includes: General contractor, Procida; architect, MAP; and MEP, Johnson & Urban.

Bright Power will help ensure long-term sustainability at Crotona Senior Residences. Integrating with the teams early on in the design phase, Bright Power is providing Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) Certification services, design and installation of a 90kW solar PV system, commissioning (Cx), and NYSERDA New Construction Program incentive procurement and services.

Financing information:

• NYS HCR Low Income Housing Tax Credits

• NYC HPD - SARA Program

• NYS HCR - Community Incentives Fund

• Community Preservation Corp. 

• Office of the Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr.

• Office of New York City councilman Ritchie Torres

• Regions Affordable Housing

• Sterling National Bank

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