Construction Start

October 2002

Occupancy Date

January 2004

Number of Units

64 Apartments
Studios, 1 and 2 Bedrooms

Building Size

55,000 Square Feet
5 floors

Development Cost

$9.9 Million

Capital Financing

NYS HCR Low Income Housing Credits

Richman Housing Resources LLC

NYS Housing Trust Fund

Community Preservation Corp.

Nonprofit Partner

Community Access, Inc.


SLCE Architects


HLS Builders Corp.

Located in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, DeKalb Avenue Apartments provides affordable housing for working families and formerly homeless adults with psychiatric disabilities. This innovative integration of persons with specials needs into a mainstream setting, along with the high quality design and construction, has made this a model project that is expected to be widely replicated. The development won the 2004 Project of the Year award from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, the 2004 Supportive Housing Project of the Year from the Supportive Housing Network of New York, and was recently awarded the 2006 Building Brooklyn Award in the Residential-Affordable category from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Front Facade

Lobby and Entrance

Rear Garden

Community Room

Front Entrance

Seating Area

Ribbon Cutting

2-BR Apartment Plan

Garden Layout

Site Before Construction

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“From an architectural standpoint, it’s probably second to none.
This is a model that can be replicated, not just in Brooklyn, but through all of New York.”

Judith Calogero
Commissioner of the NYS Division of
Housing and Community Renewal