The construction of Baez Place affordable housing in New York has begun following a grounded-breaking ceremony officiated by the New York Governor. The project is a component of Governor Hochul‘s broad initiatives to increase housing affordability, equity, and stability.
The US$ 86M Baez Place affordable housing project will comprise a total of 154 affordable dwellings. This includes a total of 105 studios, 21 one-bedroom, 22 two-bedroom, and 6 three-bedroom apartments. Households making between 30 and 80% of the area median income will be able to afford the units.
Baez Place will provide residents with a common room with a professional kitchen, a computer room, and a laundry room. In addition, there will be an exercise area and round-the-clock front desk security. Free high-speed internet connection will also be provided in every apartment. Moreover, there will be an outside green area and a greenhouse situated on the top level of the building. Here residents will have the chance to engage in urban agriculture.
Social services to be offered at the Baez Place
On-site social services will be offered at Baez Place by Community Access, which is also the project’s developer. These services will include individual counseling, self-help groups, organized group activities, and harm-reduction services. There will also be connections to community mental health and healthcare providers, medication management support, and employment referrals.
“Baez Place will provide New Yorkers with high-quality, affordable homes. We are, therefore, with this initiative addressing housing instability and homelessness head-on. Baez Place will also improve the quality of life for everyone in the neighborhood. This is all thanks to the planned 150+ housing units and wraparound services for seniors and people experiencing homelessness,” commented Governor Hochul.