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97 Crooke Avenue


97 Crooke Overview

Developer: CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.
Development Cost: $15.3 million
Number of Units: 52 Studio Apartments, One 1-bedroom for super
Address: 97 Crooke Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226
Architect: Dattner Architects
Contractor: Galaxy General Contracting Corp.
Social Service Provider: CAMBA, Inc.
Building Size: 32,4762 sq. ft.
Pre-development Financing: Corporation for Supportive Housing
Capital Financing: NYC HPD Supportive Housing Loan Program, Federal TCAP funds, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York/HSBC, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity, New York City Council Reso-A, NYSERDA
Syndicator: Enterprise Community Investment
Operations Financing: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene High Service Needs II, NYC Department of Homeless Services, Project Based Section 8 vouchers
Completion Date: December 2011
Property Management: WinnResidential

About 97 Crooke Avenue

  • Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • Provides affordable housing for low-income individuals earning under 60% AMI and individuals exiting New York City’s shelter system
  • 52 fully-furnished studio units
  • Community room and computer room; landscaped rear yard and roof terrace
  • Lighting, security cameras and 24/7 front desk security increase public safety for tenants and community
  • Built to Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA standards
  • Healthy indoor air quality, including low-VOC sealants and paints
  • Transit-oriented: under 0.25 mile walk to B,Q subways and B41, B12 buses
  • Original artwork by local Flatbush artist and Shona African stone sculptures
  • CHV partnered with MTA to landscape adjacent parcel into passive green space for the local community


  • 2012 Enterprise Green Communities
  • 2012 Building Brooklyn Award, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce — Residential Supportive Housing Category
  • 2012 Brick in Architecture Silver Award
  • 2013 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award — Award of Merit
  • 2013 Affordable Housing Finance Readers’ Choice Award — Finalist

Social Services

  • On-site case management services provided by CAMBA
  • Nutrition counseling, yoga, financial management, computer training and job assistance
  • Holiday and social gatherings
  • Access to CAMBA’s extensive services

Economic Impact

  • Over 20% of contract work performed by MWBE contractors
  • Nine permanent jobs created on-site

Energy Efficiency​​​​


​Apartments in 97 Cooke have earned the ENERGY STAR® label after meeting strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for energy-efficient design and construction. Buildings with ENERGY STAR certified apartments undergo more inspections and third-party testing than typical buildings to give tenants added peace of mind that their home meets high standards for energy efficiency. Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified apartments and condominiums at​​​ ​​​​

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Photos: Vanni Archive Architectural Photography

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