Governor Cuomo Unveils Plans for New Affordable Housing Development in East Flatbush As Part of $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative

July 16, 2020

322-Apartment Mixed-Income Complex Will Be Home to Families, Seniors and People in Need of On-Site Supportive Services 

Development is Part of Governor's Commitment to Create 4,000 Units of Affordable Housing in Central Brooklyn 

Renderings Available Here 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest winning proposal under the Vital Brooklyn initiative, Utica Crescent, which will construct 322 affordable and supportive apartments in Central Brooklyn. The $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn initiative targets and invests in eight integrated areas, from health care to housing, establishing a new standard for addressing chronic economic and racial disparities in Brooklyn's high-need communities.

"The pandemic has further exposed the inequalities that exist in far too many of our communities and at the same time it's shown how important it is for New Yorkers to have access to safe and affordable housing," Governor Cuomo said. "We are facing unprecedented challenges, but we are in this together - and that's why the State is continuing to step up and help those who need it most by moving forward with projects like Utica Crescent, which will increase affordable housing opportunities for hundreds of New Yorkers."

Read the full press release here.