Creating healthy and connected communities for a range of incomes and needs through Vital Brooklyn initiative
CHV was awarded the Clarkson Estates development site in Flatbush through the Vital Brooklyn Initiative. The property is currently a one-story parking garage adjacent to SUNY Downstate Medical Center and will be transformed into 328 units of sustainable, permanently affordable and supportive housing coupled with 30,000 gross square feet of innovative, community-facility programming for residents and the community. Programming will focus on economic development and workforce training, youth development and violence prevention, adult education and financial literacy, recreation, and health and wellness. All programming will be tailored to the community’s needs and will seek further input during Community Outreach.
Clarkson Estates addresses the growing demand for stable rental housing available for a range of resident incomes, household sizes, and needs while creating new networks that support health, an active lifestyle, economic growth, and connections to family and neighbors. It will be an anchor of affordability, empowerment and opportunity for the Flatbush community.