NYC Development Co-Locates Shelter and Affordable Housing


“The focus of the apartments is to rent primarily to individuals who are leaving a shelter and who have achieved a level of stability and need an affordable place to live,” says Muzzy Rosenblatt, BRC president and CEO. “We wanted to provide housing that met their needs and met their level of affordability.”

Bright Power acted as the energy consultant and worked with the development team to integrate solar energy and other energy efficiencies into the building, which was designed by Edelman Sultan Knox Wood / Architects.

“Building operation budgets are very tight so if you can reduce the figure that you pay each month, that is more money for your program and services,” says Jamie Bemis, Account and Market Development Manager at Bright Power.

Read the full article on Affordable Housing Finance.