Dateline: October 18, 2011
At its 20th anniversary event on October 18th, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the countryâ€™s leading supporter of permanent supportive housing, recognized Alembic Community Developmentâ€™s Cedar Avenue project as one of three Champion Supportive Housing Projects of the past 20 years, an honor that Alembic shared with our nonprofit partner, Community Access. The two other Champion projects were Direct Access to Housing in San Francisco and Anishinabe Wakiagun (The Peopleâ€™s Home) in Minneapolis.
Cedar Avenue is a $37 million, 105-unit, mixed supportive and affordable housing project in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. CSH lauded Cedar Avenue as a â€œpioneering projectâ€¦a first-time funding collaboration among the State Office of Mental Health, State housing finance agencies and private investment in a mixed-tenancy project.â€ CSH also acknowledged Cedar Avenue as a â€œbeautiful, state-of-the art building.â€ In addition to Community Access, our partners included architect Peter L. Woll, builder HLS Builders Corp and Richman Housing Resources LLC.
Cedar Avenue will provide permanent housing with on-site case management and support services for 55 formerly homeless individuals with chronic mental illness, five low-income individuals and 45 low-income families.