Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Schermerhorn House: Affordable Housing for Artists and Homeless

The Actors Fund and Common Ground Community have joined forces to develop a 217-unit residence for single adults right in downtown Brooklyn, on Schermerhorn Street. Half of the building will target individuals affiliated with the performing arts and entertainment industry, and half will house formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or mental health needs.

Schermerhorn House will feature numerous “green design” elements, including rooftop gardens and a high efficiency boiler system. Situated over two subway tunnels, the building is cantilevered to keep its weight off the tunnels below.

Eligibility for Schermerhorn House is based on federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidelines. An applicant's gross income from all sources (employment, benefits, asset interest) cannot exceed $29,760 and not be less than $18,500. Monthly rents start at $630.

Call for an application now; applications will be available in December. Schermerhorn House Hotline: 212.221.7300 ext. 264

Common Ground

Photo by MK Metz


Anonymous said...

Bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Why? Undesirables?