Affordable Housing Development Dayspring Commons Tops Off in Yonkers

Rendering of Dayspring Commons in YonkersRendering of Dayspring Commons in Yonkers

Westchester’s nonprofit developer Westhab recently topped off their latest project Dayspring Commons at 227 Elm Street in Yonkers. Located in the Nodine Hill neighborhood, the 65-unit residential building will offer affordable and supportive housing to the area. Last week a small gathering that included Yonkers mayor Mike Spano and Westhab president and CEO Rich Nightingale marked the completion of the Dayspring Commons edifice.

“Westhab is elated to see the Dayspring vision become a reality. Dayspring represents the culmination of years of community development work, and we can’t wait to open our doors and watch the Nodine Hill community soar to new heights,” said Westhab President and CEO Rich Nightingale. “I also want to express our gratitude to Governor Cuomo and his team at HCR as well as all of the other government officials and private individuals whose dedication and commitment made this day possible.”

The development is part of a larger project to renovate the former Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church building adjacent to the construction site into the Dayspring Community Center. The Community Center will feature a range of services including comprehensive youth and adult education programs, year-round after school and summer youth programming, vocational training and employment counseling, family programming, a food pantry, and more.

Financing for Dayspring includes $7.1 million from New York State in permanent tax-exempt bonds, federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that will generate $15.2 million in equity, and a $13.5 million subsidy from New York State Homes and Community Renewal. Additionally the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative is funding services and rental subsidies for 37 formerly homeless families who will live at Dayspring Commons, including 25 young parents and their children. Westchester County contributed $1.8 million from the New Lands Acquisition Fund, and the City of Yonkers provided more than $1 million to the project. Westhab has raised more than $3 million from individuals in the community.

Dayspring Commons is expected to open in the spring of 2021.

Subscribe to YIMBY’s daily e-mail

Follow YIMBYgram for real-time photo updates
Like YIMBY on Facebook
Follow YIMBY’s Twitter for the latest in YIMBYnews


38 Comments on "Affordable Housing Development Dayspring Commons Tops Off in Yonkers"

  1. How do you get a Application

  2. Affordable housing is a studio or 1/2 bedroom apt above $2200+. The two building just open up for srudio way above people income.. Is shame they called that affordable housing.. Some is getting money under the table. Period.. I wonder who that is…

  3. Lisa Johnson Thompson | November 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm | Reply

    How do I get a application

  4. I would like an application please

  5. Lorraine Givens | November 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm | Reply

    Hi you dping how can i get an application

  6. Westhab is operating a new shelter next to me. So far everything is good and well kept.

  7. Maybe just start writing how you get an application in the article so all these people can stop asking the same question all the time???

  8. Love please send me information. To may a dress 2470East ave Rochester ny apt 703 14610 thank you

  9. Lol @ the people in comments asking for an application. How do they not understand its not the owner or developer writing these articles? How do they even end up on this site?

  10. Lawrence gugliara | November 22, 2020 at 6:11 pm | Reply

    Unreal how they call these apartments affordable where is aoc smh

  11. Need a studio of one bedroom. Just residing in Bronx but do not like it here. Single female 60 and over. Need a good environment to reside. Kindly give my comment consideration. Thanksgiving

  12. Adelina Gonzalez | November 22, 2020 at 10:55 pm | Reply

    Please info of how I can get a apartment I currently am gonna be losing my apartment I’m in cause I cant afford it I do have dss help I cant work due to me have issues from colon cancer

  13. I would like a application for this new building

    • During the pandemic our house was congested so we moved to one bedroom apartment. But there are five of us me and my four children need a house with three or four bedroom and one bathroom. My income is low so can you please help me? Thank you in advance.

      -Gabrielle Mensah

    • During the pandemic our house was congested so we moved to one bedroom apartment. But there are five of us me and my four children need a house with three or four bedroom and one bathroom. We need section 8 as soon as possible.My income is low so can you please help me? Thank you in advance.
      Gifty Mensah

  14. Need 2bed room working section 8

  15. Are they section 8 or low income

  16. Clarivel Santiago | November 23, 2020 at 12:53 pm | Reply

    Yes : I can get application

  17. I would like a application please

  18. Maribel estrada | November 23, 2020 at 3:37 pm | Reply

    Would love an application please

  19. I’d say it’s a little brain dead to post comments and think that’s how you’re going to get an application for this building.
    And instead of gentrifying the area and bringing the area up, we’re still dealing and subsidized housing here in Yonkers instead of getting people to bring Manhattan money and invest in Yonkers, which will be good for everyone.

  20. Rosalba Enriquez | November 23, 2020 at 9:07 pm | Reply

    I would like an application please

  21. Patricia Cuffie | November 23, 2020 at 9:09 pm | Reply

    How do I get application for this appartment building?

  22. Vishnu Ramcharitar | January 7, 2021 at 3:52 pm | Reply


  23. Betty Cruz-Roman | January 7, 2021 at 4:43 pm | Reply

    How can I get an application?

  24. Felix Rodriguez | January 7, 2021 at 6:58 pm | Reply

    Applications information.please

  25. Pearl Harbor Gilchrist | January 8, 2021 at 6:53 am | Reply

    Application form please

  26. Hello this is a wonderful idea how can I apply for the properties mentioned

  27. Except HPD Section 8

  28. Can I get an application please

  29. Elijah flamer | March 8, 2021 at 6:57 am | Reply

    Can I get an application please need somewhere to live

  30. Bernice vanterpool | August 8, 2022 at 10:16 am | Reply

    I’m trying to move out of the bronx and I would appreciate if you can send me an application for your low income apartments please

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.