Thursday, August 2, 2007

Largest Low-Income Housing Project in Brooklyn Going Middle Income?

- Ingersoll/Whitman Houses in Fort Greene (35 individual buildings, Brooklyn's largest low-income housing project) is being converted to middle-income housing -- developed by Scarano... Brownstoner

UPDATE: United Home's Ron Hershco has backed away from his statement about the Ingersoll/Whitman Houses, according to Brownstoner. In an update, Brownstoner states: "Brownstoner received the following statement from Ron Hershco's (United Homes) attorney. 'Ron answered the question based on what he had been told by Bob Scarano a couple of years ago. He has no current information regarding the Housing Authority's plan. We apologize for any confusion.'"

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That headline is a blatant lie. Not true in reality and not what was said on Brownstoner.
You lack any credibility.

McBrooklyn said...

Here's the direct quote from Brownstoner:

" the Ingersoll/Whitman Houses were now 60 percent vacant and were going to BE CONVERTED TO MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING (see Hershco's statement this morning at the bottom of the post). That's the first time we've heard anyone say anything like that in a public setting..."

While the Red Hook Houses may house more residents than either of the two developments alone, combined, the I/W complex cover more area, with 35 buildings compared to Red Hook Houses' 30.

Why the hostility?

BJ said...

The issue is a slow-simmering one. Apparently some of the poorer tenants have already been forced out.

Anonymous said...

"There have been rumors for a few years about the low-income residents being pushed out to clear the way for conversion of the buildings into co-ops..."
(http://brownstoner.com/brownstoner
/archives/2007/08/ingersoll_
house.php)

Anonymous said...

Let's see, what motivation would United Homes have to make potential co-op buyers think a housing project in the neighborhood was going middle-income?