BED-STUY, BROOKLYN – On the border between Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg, a new affordable housing development for seniors has officially opened its doors.
The Debevoise Senior Housing building – between Humboldt Street and Graham Avenue – opened this week after applications for its rental units were filed earlier this year.
The 64 studio and one-bedroom units require at least one person in the household to be 62 years and older and will go to those making less than $ 53,700 a year for a family of three. It is run by developer Arker Companies, the city’s Housing Preservation and Development Department, and the Jewish Association for the Service of Aging.
“40 Debevoise Street offers 64 senior households, including more than 20 formerly homeless seniors, a safe, affordable home to call their own,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll of the building.
The 55,158 square meter complex extends over eight floors and includes a super unit, an indoor and outdoor area, a laundry room, a bicycle room and a 500 square meter common room. A further 6,603 square meters are earmarked for retail on the ground floor.