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

July 21, 2020

291-Unit Apartment Building Will Be Home to Families 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

Rendering Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced plans for Clarkson Estates, the latest winning proposal under the Vital Brooklyn initiative, which will construct 291 affordable and supportive apartments in the Flatbush neighborhood. 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. 

"As the pandemic creates significant hardships for New Yorkers, it's more important than ever that we expand access to safe, affordable housing during these difficult times," Governor Cuomo said. "This project is going to result in nearly 300 new affordable and supportive housing units that will help hundreds of our friends and neighbors in Central Brooklyn, and the State will continue to find ways to support the New Yorkers who need it most as we address the unprecedented challenges of today."

Read the full press release here.