Over a hundred of families now have an affordable place to live in Brownsville thanks to the city and private developers; it’s a beacon of hope in the middle of a housing crisis. 

The New York City City Housing Authority’s Van Dyke Houses used to be a parking lot. Now it’s a new building tenants can afford to live in.

J.D. DeBerry waited two years for an affordable apartment.  DeBerry is formerly homeless and says he moved from shelter to shelter. This mont, he finally finally moved into his new studio apartment in this new building on Dumont Avenue in Brownsville. It’s called Van Dyke III: a 12-story mixed-use development with 100 percent affordable housing, thanks to a partnership between Trinity Financial and the city.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Over a hundred of families now have an affordable place to live in Brownsville thanks to the city and private developers; it’s a beacon of hope in the middle of a housing crisis.

The New York City City Housing Authority’s Van Dyke Houses used to be a […]

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