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New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas said the COVID pandemic had disproportionately impacted families struggling with housing insecurity and economic hardship and those challenges had been particularly acute in neighborhoods like East New York.
“That is why we are so pleased to see 100 households have moved into Linwood Park Apartments and will have access to resources and support designed to help them move forward and live successful, healthy lives,” she said.
“This project builds on Governor Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to combat homelessness, improve access to health and housing services and enhance the overall quality of life in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.”
Ron Moelis, CEO and Co-Founder of L+M Development Partners, said there had never been a more urgent moment to open new, high-quality affordable housing for New Yorkers in need – especially in an area hit hard by the pandemic like East New York. “We are thrilled to welcome residents to their new homes at Linwood Park Apartments,” he said.
Former City Councilmember Rafael Espinal, who helped pushed through the rezoning proposal when he was in office, said the new building embodied the goals of the East New York Neighborhood Plan: to create deeply affordable housing, built on private land, for the people of the community,” said
“The apartments bring permanent affordability in a neighborhood that is mostly driven by market rate units, ensuring that East New York continues to be the diverse and inclusive neighborhood I grew up in,” he said.