Construction Start

July 2006

Occupancy Date

June 2008

Number of Units

50 Apartments
Studios and 2 Bedrooms

Building Size

49,563 Square Feet
6 floors

Development Cost

$10.8 Million

Capital Financing

NYS HCR Low Income Housing Credits

NYS Housing Trust Fund

Richman Housing Resources LLC


Nonprofit Partner

Rugged Cross Baptist Church

Social Service Provider



SLCE Architects


Artec Construction & Development Corporation

Rugged Cross Apartments converted a church parking lot in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn into an innovative model, mixing supportive housing for formerly homeless single adults with affordable apartments for low-income, working families. A mix of studio and two-bedroom apartments, this integrated building includes twenty-four hour front desk coverage and on-site support services provided by CAMBA, Inc., a Brooklyn-based nonprofit service provider. Located on a corner lot adjacent to the historic Rugged Cross Baptist Church, Rugged Cross Apartments incorporates many of the church's architectural elements, including a first floor facade of precast stone and quoining.


Plaque Presentation

Ribbon Cutting

Rear Garden

Site Before Construction

Rear Yard / Play Area



Community Room

First Floor Plan