The team behind the new supportive housing complex at 461 Alabama Avenue in Brooklyn decided to celebrate recently completed construction by honoring residents with a housewarming. On May 10, representatives from Services for the UnderServed (S:US), CB-Emmanuel, and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) welcomed residents and members of the community to the new 71-unit building. Approximately 60% of the units will be supportive homes for formerly homeless single adults living with a severe mental illness or substance use disorder, and the remaining units will be set aside for low-income New Yorkers.

The site for 461 Alabama Avenue was previously a vacant lot and was developed through HPD’s first Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Building Opportunity RFP. HSE represented S:US and CB-Emmanuel, which comprise the joint venture that served as project developer.

The development includes a landscaped courtyard, computer lab, 24-hour front desk attendant/security, and live-in superintendent. S:US will provide full wraparound services for residents of the supportive homes, including case management, substance abuse and recovery counseling, medical and symptom management, and leisure and recreation support.