Award-winning national model for co-locating housing, healthcare, and social services
CHV implemented a national model for co-locating housing and healthcare by developing affordable and supportive housing on underutilized hospital property at the Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) campus. CAMBA Gardens Phase I (CGI) is a unique partnership with KCHC and NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation that created a sustainable, transit-oriented, affordable, and supportive new construction development to address a diverse set of community needs. CGI reduces public costs by decreasing use of homeless shelters and emergency rooms, provides sustainable and affordable housing, and connects low-income and formerly homeless households to CAMBA social services and KCHC preventative healthcare resources that improve health outcomes.
CGI has had a significant impact on the community through local hiring and permanent job creation. Over $19 million in contracts were awarded to Brooklyn-based contractors and subcontractors during construction and 49 permanent jobs were created. CGI is environmentally sustainable, requiring less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions due to CHV’s investment in energy-efficient and renewable building systems.