Yonkers Renovates 1,336 Affordable Housing Units in 2020

Rendering of 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway. Courtesy of SLCE ArchitectsRendering of 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway. Courtesy of SLCE Architects

In 2020, the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) was responsible for the renovation of 1,336 affordable housing units as well as the new construction of 425 units to be completed this year.

Through the authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, more than 1,700 units in Yonkers were renovated in the past three years. The majority of renovations have been completed with the exception of two properties, Calcagno Homes and Loehr Court, which are expected to be finished in 2021.

“The past year has been unlike anything we have ever experienced in our lifetime,” said Wilson Kimball, president and CEO of MHACY. “However, thanks to our dedicated and hardworking staff, we have continued to move forward in redeveloping and renovating more units of affordable housing while continuing to serve the needs of our many residents.”

Construction in progress at 172 Warburton at The Ridgeway.

Construction in progress at 172 Warburton at The Ridgeway.

To expand Yonkers’ affordable housing base in 2021, MHACY will be partnering with market-rate building owners to participate in the Section 8 Housing program. The initiative will benefit developers required to meet affordable housing law criteria by providing vouchers that subsidize rents for income-qualifying tenants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In the final weeks of 2020, financing closed on 178 Warburton Avenue, a new $56 million mixed-income residential building with 81 units under construction. The development is the fifth phase in a six-phase multi-structure complex called The Ridgeway, with 500 total units of affordable and market-rate housing. The complex consists of redeveloping Cottage Place Gardens, a dilapidated public housing complex with 256 units. 178 Warburton Avenue is being developed by The Community Builders and the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers.

The fourth phase of The Ridgeway is 172 Warburton, a $52 million development with 85 residences currently under construction. The final phase will include an additional 92 units. No timeline has been announced for the final phase.

MHACY has several senior housing projects in the pipeline for 2021. La Mora, a senior affordable housing development with 60 units, will be built on the site of the former Longfellow Middle School. MHACY will be partnering with Trinity Associates LLC to develop 105 senior housing units at 345 McLean Avenue, and Conifer Realty LLC for Point & Ravine Apartments, a 120 senior housing units at 56 and 69 Ravine Avenue and 76 Point Street.

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78 Comments on "Yonkers Renovates 1,336 Affordable Housing Units in 2020"

  1. The staff at MHACY is the worst

  2. Belkis Martinez | January 7, 2021 at 9:53 am | Reply

    Hi pleases how I get a application

  3. That’s a good thing.. Im happen for what Mayor is doing..

  4. Please send application information

  5. Yolanda Rodriguez | January 7, 2021 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    Need to get the application

    • Yeah, more of what downtown needs- MORE subsidized housing. Instead of taking that formerly beautiful area and making it attractive for young families to come up from Manhattan and make Yonkers worth something and attractive to a tax base, we’re going to continue to devote some of our best real estate to coddle outdated ideas in low rent scenarios. That area has everything that would bring up the entire profile and value of Yonkers and the city continues to reserve it for people who bring nothing to it or the rest of us.

  6. How do we sign up

    • Mercedes Rendon | January 8, 2021 at 3:42 pm | Reply

      I wish they can bring something worth it to the neighborhood, lately we have nothing to feel proud, and hope the buildings don’t be filled with homeless singles men,and end up totally destroyed in less than 10 years.
      I move 11 years ago in a very nice brand new building where we all were low income hard working respectful people, but now the good neighbors has move out because of “cluster” people that contribute to destroy the building.

      I’m looking to move out too, but every time I search I see affordable $2.000 and up.

      If that’s affordable I will move out to a private property, not a government subsidized one.

    • Mercedes Rendon | January 8, 2021 at 3:50 pm | Reply

      I would like to have an application for 1 bedroom apartment. I live on 34 Highland Avenue, apt. 6H
      Yonkers, NY,10705

    • Bradley Clymer | January 8, 2021 at 7:27 pm | Reply

      Do y’all take new york city housing vouchers

  7. Hi how do apply for any of these building

  8. Please send application information

  9. How can I apply?

  10. Diogenes D Gutierrez | January 7, 2021 at 2:40 pm | Reply

    Diogenes Gutierrez, please how can I get an application form.

  11. Margarita Lozano | January 7, 2021 at 2:53 pm | Reply

    How can l get an application? Please informe. I will like to move back to New York, my family is there and l will like to close to them.thanks

  12. How do I get application

  13. Vishnu Ramcharitar | January 7, 2021 at 3:49 pm | Reply


    • Please let me know where can I get an application for one of your new buildings my husband and I are looking for a one or two bedroom apartment my husband is 66 and I am 62 I need an apartment that doesn’t have mouse’s roaches rats please help us thank you

    • Hi I am interested ….where I can get the application

  14. Please how can I get in AsAp
    Thank you, I do not have Section 8 just my SSI of $800.00. A Month Im Disabled walker. Multiple Sclerosis please help me. Thank You Again

  15. Adrienne Robinson | January 7, 2021 at 3:57 pm | Reply

    How do apply for an application

  16. Annette Adderton | January 7, 2021 at 4:02 pm | Reply

    I would like to apply for a two bedroom senior apartment in Yonkers New York what are the steps to become approved?? Thank you

  17. Lucy Fernandez | January 7, 2021 at 4:13 pm | Reply

    Need application…

  18. Cherryann George | January 7, 2021 at 4:14 pm | Reply

    Please send me application for 1 bd apartment & next application for 2 bd. Thank you

  19. Betty Cruz-Roman | January 7, 2021 at 4:40 pm | Reply

    How can I get an application for a 1 bedroom unit?

  20. How can one apply? Can you make application available

  21. How i can get a application please

  22. my husband 66 taking social security myself 62 social security disability we are looking for a safe place for us where we are living now they are roaches mouses and rats who would appreciate if you could let us know where we could get one of your applications for one of the new apartments the distance doesn’t matter we have a car please help us

  23. Doris Rodrigues | January 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm | Reply

    Please send me an application looking for a descent three bedroom

  24. Please send me an application

  25. Paulina Nogueira | January 7, 2021 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    Good afternoon!

    Please can you send me the application?

  26. Carolyn C Elliott | January 7, 2021 at 7:22 pm | Reply

    Interested in an 2/3bd apt contact me for an application by my Gmail. Thank you Sincerely

  27. Interested in affordable housing Yonkers please give info

  28. Suzette Campbell | January 7, 2021 at 7:41 pm | Reply

    How do I get application?

  29. No tengo casa

  30. How can I get an application

  31. Would love a 2bedroom how can I receive a application

  32. Yolanda almonte | January 7, 2021 at 9:16 pm | Reply


  33. Retired husband and wife with grandson ( student) needs 2 bedrooms loves yonkers, send info please.

  34. Section 8 senior male interested in applying for single bedroom apartment. Email [email protected]

  35. Hi how can I get an application I am a senior citizen on social security RSVP please

  36. Sabrina McKenzie | January 7, 2021 at 11:52 pm | Reply

    Hello my name is Sabrina McKenzie,& I’m very interested in getn an application for the apartments

  37. Hector Gonzalez | January 8, 2021 at 12:55 am | Reply

    I am looking for 1bedroom apt. How do i apply for an application?

  38. Please send application info

  39. Fresina thomas | January 8, 2021 at 5:33 am | Reply

    I’m interested but live in a different state

  40. Good morning, I would like to know how I can get an application.

  41. Please send application, my building has no running water or heat,
    I have section8
    Unbelievable but true for 2years I’ve been struggling this please help

  42. How can I apply for a unit.

  43. I would like to know how I go about getting a application

  44. Hi my name is Crystal Granda, I have two children one is 14yrs old n the other is 6yrs old, I live with my boyfriend n his bi-polar mom, n we cant stay here anymore she up n down always,please help send me an application for two bedrooms I truly appreciate it. I can give a friends email for further info. Thank you sincerely.

  45. Hi. I leave with my daghter she is 28 years old and im 59. please help us to get one or tho bedroom it doesn’t matter, we need to move ASAP cuz her ex boyfriend is so violent, our lives is in danger he shut my door a week ago they captured him last Thursday and the release hi on Wednesday and he came last night, my daghter and me we have a order of protection but he don’t care he cam last night to kick my door we call the police,again but the time they cam he already leave, please help us. Thank you.

  46. Sila Marin Cacho | January 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm | Reply

    Necesito un apartamento de 2 dormitorios .no tengo programa.

  47. Leah Singleton | January 8, 2021 at 4:26 pm | Reply

    Hello how can I apply for the New building on Warburton

  48. Please send application. 1840 Grand Concourse apt 1i, bronx NY, 10457. Thank you.

  49. How can I apply ?

  50. Please see be application to 144 Warburton Ave apt 3

  51. I will like an application. Can you please tell me how to apply.
    Thank you,
    Mabel Nelson

  52. How can I get an application

  53. Theodore D Simmons | January 9, 2021 at 4:59 am | Reply

    How can I get one of those unit. I do want to relocate to Yonkers fron Miami so can I still qualify and I’m in disability (SSDI).

  54. I am looking for 3 bedrooms

  55. When will all send out the rental applications to the main office?

  56. ALEXIS GALLARDO SR | April 1, 2021 at 11:13 am | Reply

    Good Morning please send me a application for Yonkers or the Bronx.Where I live at is to far from work. Thank You.

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