One of the largest barriers to economic independence in New York City is the notorious shortage of affordable housing. And yet, access to safe, stable housing is critical to keep New York’s most vulnerable populations from becoming homeless. In 2018, The Doe Fund is on track to dramatically expand its network of permanent affordable and supportive housing facilities serving our target populations.
This month, after two years of construction, The Doe Fund will open 82 units of affordable housing in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx. The project, known as “Webster Green,” is a sustainable housing development that will provide high-quality, affordable homes to low-income families and individuals, as well as community spaces for residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
The Doe Fund will provide on-site case managers and program directors to serve Webster Green residents with individualized supportive services. The building will also serve the Bedford Park neighborhood with communal spaces, including a garden, outdoor playground, and indoor community room.
Since 1996, The Doe Fund has developed high-quality, affordable homes for the city’s most vulnerable populations, including individuals and families challenged with histories of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, physical disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS. Since 1996, The Doe Fund has developed 4 projects—with over 200 units of affordable housing. In addition to Webster Green, The Doe Fund is slated to open a project in Flatbush, Brooklyn at the end of 2018, which will include 132 units of housing.
Funding and naming opportunities for Webster Green are still available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.