Sunday, November 9, 2008

TD Bank Gives $100K for Affordable Housing in Flatbush

We recently blogged about TD Bank, which has taken over Commerce Bank. Now we have received word from TD Bank that they have presented Brooklyn's CAMBA Housing Ventures (CHV) with a check for $100,000.

CHV will use the grant award towards developing a 53-unit affordable housing development at 97 Crooke Avenue in Flatbush.

Here's part of the release:

"97 Crooke Avenue will offer affordable and supportive housing to both lower-income community residents and formerly homeless individuals exiting the City’s shelter system," Joanne M. Oplustil, Executive Director of CAMBA, Inc. "This beautiful building will provide . . . on-site case management, community rooms for tenant and community use, and a landscaped back patio and garden."

Of the 53 units, 20 units are targeted for individuals earning no more than approximately $30,000 and 32 are reserved for formerly homeless individuals exiting the New York City Shelter system; 1 is reserved for an onsite superintendent. CAMBA staff will provide on-site case management services, group facilitation and recreational activities.

More at the CAMBA website. More at TD Bank.

Photographed left to right: Joanne M. Oplustil Executive Director at CAMBA, Beverly Morris, President of CAMBA Housing Ventures, Peter Meyer, TD Bank Market President for NYC; Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island.

Photo courtesy of TD Bank

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Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!!! Congratulations to the organization- I think it's actually CAMBA not CAMDA.

mcbrooklyn said...

You're right -- CAMBA. (Says so right on the check!)