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 State’s 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 for low-income and formerly homeless populations, youth aging out of foster care, and formerly incarcerated individuals. It will have over 30,000 square feet of community facility space and nearly 15,000 square feet of parking.

In addition to CAMBA’s onsite supportive services, the Community HUB, named for Dr. Roy A. Hastick Sr., will offer an extensive network of benefits open to the surrounding community. The HUB will be home to an economic development and workforce training center, a health screening center, adult education and financial literacy services, a small business incubator, a violence prevention and mediation center, a youth education and development center, a food pantry, a café, a childcare facility, and a full-court basketball gym for the community.

A Passive House and transit-oriented development, Clarkson Estates won funding from HCR’s Clean Energy Initiative for a reduced ecological footprint. The development will have a transformative impact on Flatbush, its residents, and the larger community.