The Doe Fund is bringing 68 units of affordable and supportive housing to the Bedford Park neighborhood of The Bronx. The New York City-based nonprofit organization, in partnership with HPD, has broken ground on a 10-story building catering to under-served populations at 3188 Villa Avenue. The supportive housing is a five minute walk north to Mosholu Parkway subway station serviced by the 4 train, and a five minute walk south to the Bedford Park Boulevard station serviced by the B and D trains.
The 10-story building will include 60 studio units and eight one-bedroom apartments. 41 units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals and the remaining 27 units will be occupied by either individuals or households from the NYCHA waitlist. The masonry building with a brick facade has 29,188 square feet dedicated to community facilities as well. Onsite supportive services for residents include comprehensive case management, healthcare services, employment training, and drug/alcohol prevention services. There will also be 24-hour security, a bike room, community room, and a rear garden.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2020.