Affordable Housing Community Coming To The Bronx

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    Anyone who lives in New York City can tell you that it can sometimes be very expensive to live here.  Most New Yorkers cannot afford to live in Manhattan so they reside in the outer boroughs where real estate is a little more affordable.  There have been some recent exciting changes here in the Bronx and that includes the availability of affordable housing options that are accessible to everyone.

    The new Gouverneur Place Apartments boast a development which includes 68 units and provide support services for those who suffer from mental health related disabilities.  The building will be located in the Bronx and offer affordable housing without compromising quality.  Recently, community advocates, proponents of affordable-housing and investment partners participated in a guided tour to observe the progress of this project.


    Many people who have been unable to secure affordable housing options will benefit from this new construction.  The seven-story affordable-housing community will feature a mix of studios and 1- , 2- and 3-bedroom units, including a superintendent’s unit. Fifty of the units will be set aside for individuals with mental health disabilities, thanks to funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).

    All units will be affordable to families earning up to 60 percent of Area Median Income.  Amenities will include a computer lounge, community room, onsite supportive services, laundry room, storage for bikes and other tenant property, and an outdoor recreation area. These additional amenities will certainly be wonderful for those families who have children.

    This new affordable housing has been made possible by tax credits that were provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) as well as funding from UnitedHealthcare, which employs 4,300 people in the state and serves the health care needs of more than 3.8 million New Yorkers.  They understand the need for affordable living opportunities for the citizens of the Bronx and New York City.

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    This project will provide many housing opportunities to the hardworking people of the Bronx.  It’s a step in the right direction of making living in New York City accessible to everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Let’s Discuss:  What impact do you think these affordable housing units will have on the people of the Bronx?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Gouverneur Place Apartments and UnitedHealthcare. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” We are not medical professionals and any statements we make are based on our own experiences and are not meant to be taken instead of medical advice from a licensed medical professional.

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  1. This is great news. I will have to pass this on to my sister. She is looking for a new place to stay in New York.

    • I know a couple of people who really need help finding affordable housing in NY–it is not easy. I will also be forwarding this post to them.

  2. As far as I am concerned this will have a very positive impact on the Bronx! It will definitely bring more sales to the stores in the area which will help even more people. I really wish they would do this in the outlying suburbs as well–we desperately need affordable housing also!

  3. This is great. Housing can get so expensive, especially in larger communities like that!

  4. What a fantastic idea, housing is so out of many peoples reach these days and its such a shame. x

  5. I have family members who live in that area. Quality housing can be tough to find, but finding something affordable and worth living in is even tougher! This is all fantastic news!

  6. What a great idea! I had no idea affordable housing was an issue in NYC although it makes sense. Glad to hear this is happening!

  7. Quality housing is tough in many of our large cities. It sounds like this will be a godsend to many people. I am so thrilled to hear that this will be providing support services for those who suffer from mental health related disabilities. That is an areas that is much in need of support.

  8. We are having the same issue around here. Housing is becoming just so expensive! What a great program you have found. I am sharing with my friends in the big apple

  9. I would think this would have a positive impact on the community and give folks with mental disabilities some hope and support.

  10. My friend is interested in living in NY I have to tell her about it.

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