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NYCHA, HPD and HDC have selected West Side Federation

for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) and their
proposal for the design, financing, construction and operations
of a new 100% affordable housing development at Mill Brook
Houses, located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The
selection was based on financial feasibility, experience,
quality of design and the additional benefits offered to the
NYCHA community. The City will now refine WSFSSH’s
concept proposal into an agreement that finalizes the design,
financing and affordability.

 30% of the apartments will be set-aside for supportive housing.
 NYCHA residents will benefit from a preference for 25% of the apartments.
Selected Developer:

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH)
WSFSSH is a non-profit organization with 40 years of experience in developing,
managing, and providing social services to older adults living in Manhattan and
the Bronx. WSFSSH is the largest provider of senior housing and services in Mott
Haven.

Services and Amenities:

A new Senior Center that will include a commercial kitchen, large dining room,
neighborhood community space and activity rooms for senior programming.
Other features include a roof-top garden and terraced walls and public garden
area with seating for seniors in front of the center.

Proposed Residential Units

Proposed Sustainable Features

Building Stories

156 affordable apartments for seniors Energy
(including 1 unit for the property superintendent)

efficient
windows;
provision for recyclables and
organics composting.

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The new development will be required to maintain long-term affordability with the proposed
affordability levels:
Percentage of
Apartments

Proposed
Affordability

6%

20% of AMI

$14,500 per year for a family of two, or $12,700 for an individual.

28%

30% of AMI

$21,750 per year for a family of two, or $19,050 for an individual.

19%

40% of AMI

$29,000 per year for a family of two, or $25,400 for an individual.

3%

50% of AMI

$36,250 per year for a family of two, or $31,750 for an individual.

42%

60% of AMI

$43,500 per year for a family of two, or $38,100 for an individual.
Note: The above Area Median Income calculations are set according to the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2016 calculations.