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New senior housing opens in Williamsburg

While many new buildings are rising in North Brooklyn, very few are affordable for longtime residents, especially seniors who are living off their savings. A new project at 40 Debevoise Street is hoping to change that.
Real estate development group The Arker Companies announced the opening of the new Debevoise Senior Housing building at 40 Debevoise Street last week. It will be created and operated in partnership with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA).
It includes 64 units in an eight-story building, including 46 studio and 19 one-bedroom apartments. There will be 6,603 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
“Through Your Home NYC, we are delivering on our promise to put seniors first by creating deeply affordable housing with on-site services to help them age with dignity,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. “40 Debevoise Street provides 64 senior households, including more than 20 formerly homeless seniors, a safe, affordable home to call their own.”
Units are reserved for those making up to 50 percent of the area median income, or approximately $53,700 annually for a family of three.
JASA will offer on-site social services , including care coordination, benefit and entitlement assistance, crisis intervention, recreational and health promotion activities, and health literacy educational programs.
“JASA is committed to supporting the availability of affordable senior housing for NYC’s growing older adult population, and is so pleased to partner with Arker Companies on this new opportunity,” said JASA program officer Danielle Palmisano.

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