Affordable and supportive housing available at the height of New York’s COVID crisis
212 Hegeman Avenue transformed two vacant lots in Brownsville, Brooklyn, previously owned by the City of New York, into transit-oriented, sustainable, affordable and supportive rental housing. Hegeman opened to become an anchor for the community at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, just when the Brownsville neighborhood most needed affordability, stability, and economic activity. By connecting individuals in shelters to their own permanent and private apartment, and providing much-needed access to supportive services, Hegeman helped protect these residents and the surrounding community from COVID-19.
Hegeman’s sustainability features include healthy indoor air quality through non-toxic finishes and ventilation, increased insulation, energy-saving appliances and lighting fixtures, and water-saving fixtures that decrease the development’s consumption of natural resources and reduce costs for tenants and for CHV.