Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans for The Rise, the latest winning proposal under the Vital Brooklyn Initiative that will construct 68 affordable and supportive housing apartments on East New York Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The Rise will offer an array of health, wellness, employment, and legal services, and the plans have since drawn praise from local elected officials.
Notably, a significant percentage of housing in the new building—upwards of 60%—will be set aside for families and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, a hallmark of the project’s trauma-informed design and program supports. The building features outdoor terraces, trauma-informed living spaces, and wraparound services administered by a variety of community-based organizations.
Xenolith Partners, LLC, Community Preservation Corporation, and Community Solutions, Inc. affiliate The Brownsville Partnership will partner to develop The Rise.
“Affordable housing is essential to an equitable environment where everyone can thrive,” said Rosanne Haggerty, President of Community Solutions. “The Brownsville Partnership is thrilled to collaborate with Xenolith Partners, Women’s Prison Association and The Osborne Association to advance this vision through ‘The Rise’ development.”