Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing provider, is set to begin construction this week on Betances Residence, a new supportive, affordable housing property at 443 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Designed by COOKFOX, Betances Residence is expected to debut in 2021 and will contain 152 units for the formerly homeless and low-income seniors.
Community facilities include on-site social services administered by the Center for Urban Community Services, and a multipurpose space that will support programming by The DreamYard Project, an arts organization that serves elementary students and young adults in The Bronx. Residents will have access to multiple outdoor spaces, a fitness room, a library, a shared lounge and multipurpose room, a medical suite, and laundry facilities. In total, the new development will span 12,000 square feet.