We developed the Henry Apartments, a mixed-use supportive housing development in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, in partnership with Services for the Underserved (SUS), one of New York City’s most respected and experienced supportive housing organizations. The new development, consisting of two adjacent six-story buildings, is named after Stan Henry, a local community leader and the owner of a neighborhood hardware store that occupied a part of the development site for more than 40 years. The Henry Apartments includes a total of 134 total apartments: 78 supportive units for formerly homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities and the remaining one-, two-, and three-bedroom affordable apartments for low-income families and individuals. The ground floor of the two buildings, along a busy commercial thoroughfare below the elevated J and Z subway lines, provides new space for commercial and retail tenants.
The two buildings feature on-site social service offices, a large community room with a warming kitchen and outdoor recreation space that includes an area designed for urban farming. On-site services are provided by SUS and are funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health. Total development costs were $61.9 million, including $24 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity. Additional development funding for the project was provided by the NYC Housing Development Corporation and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The Corporation for Supportive Housing provided predevelopment funding. The buildings were designed by architects Peter L. Woll and Alphonse Diaz and built by Mega Contracting.