Construction Start

June 2007

Occupancy Date

May 2009

Number of Units

64 apartment
1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms

Building Size

74,000 Square Feet
7 Floors

Development Cost

$16.6 Million

Capital Financing

NYC HPD Cornerstone Program

NYS HCR Low Income Housing Credits

NYS HCR State Low Income Housing

JPMorgan Chase Bank

JPMorgan Capital Corporation

Nonprofit Partner

MHANY Management, Inc.


Peter L. Woll Architect, PC


HLS Builders Corp.

The Rockaway provides affordable rental housing on former city-owned land in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The project is designed to serve a wide-range of income tiers in order to provide as many housing options as possible to the changing community. Additionally, over 80% of the units are two- and three-bedrooms to meet the housing needs of the area’s larger families. Eight units are set aside for formerly homeless families who will receive on-site support services from CAMBA, Inc. The site is well served by transportation and is located a half-block away from the subway.


Rear Garden/Play Area Plan


Typical Three Bedroom Unit

Site Before Construction