• Coastal Flood STATEMENT in effect for:

  • Bronx, NY

Ground-breaking ceremony held for future 10-story affordable housing in Mott Haven

Posted: Updated:
MOTT HAVEN -

The commitment to building affordable housing in the Bronx is continuing in Mott Haven. 

In about two years, an empty lot in Mott Haven is going to be transformed into a 10-story building promising affordable rent for tenants.
 
Community builders leading the project partnered with BronxWorks stood alongside city officials to celebrate the ground breaking of what will be “Park Haven” Friday.

The project is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 12-year plan to build and maintain affordable apartments across the city.

The complex will consist of 178 units along Saint Ann's Avenue and 144th Street. People will be able to rent studios and up to three-bedroom apartments for families and individuals whose income falls between the 30 through 80% the average household income.

Developers say the brand-new building will have a community garden, outdoor space and other amenities. On top of that, a brand new a grocery store and workforce programs provided by BronxWorks.

Deputy Commissioner Liz Oakley, from the city's Housing Partnership Development Corporation, says the need for housing is crucial and understands the process can be stressful.

News 12 is told the goal of these projects is to help serve more than half a million New Yorkers.

  • GalleriesMore>>

  • Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    Your April 2020 Super Pink Moon Photos

    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
    This week's Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. Did you see it? Share your photos with us.
  • Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    Your Breath of Fresh Air Photos

    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
    In these trying times, we can all use a breath of fresh air every once in a while. News 12 wants to see your scenic photos while you get your breath of fresh air.
  • PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    PHOTOS: The Impact of coronavirus around the world

    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    CoronavirusCoronavirus
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak.
    These photos capture scenes around the world as countries cope with the outbreak. 
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."