Habitat for Humanity Embraces Density

Instead of building its signature single family homes in dense New York neighborhoods, Habitat is expanding its model to include LEED-certified apartment buildings.
February 4, 2010, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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A new 41-unit apartment building in Brooklyn marks a fresh start for Habitat for Humanity in New York, where it had previously only built stand-alone, single family homes. The new LEED Gold-certified building attracted 10,000 applications for the 41 slots, with prospective tenants still required to participate in the building process. Habitat is continuing the shift with new 50- and 63-unit buildings nearly completed around the City, and $10.5 million on the way from HUD to help expand affordable housing.

Thanks to Rebecca Sanborn Stone

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Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in New York Times
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