Cedar Avenue Award

At its 20th anniversary event on October 18th, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the country’s leading supporter of permanent supportive housing, recognized Alembic Community Development’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 People’s Home) in Minneapolis.

Cedar Avenue Award Ceremony

Maggi Knox and Steve Coe(left) from Community Access and Heidie Joo Burwell (third from left) and Michael McCarthy (right) from Alembic Community Development accept their awards for Cedar Avenue. Presenting the award are Diane Louard-Michel (third from right) and Deborah DeSantis (second from right) from The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).

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 “pioneering project…a first-time funding collaboration among the State Office of Mental Health, State housing finance agencies and private investment in a mixed-tenancy project.” CSH also acknowledged Cedar Avenue as a “beautiful, state-of-the art building.” 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.

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