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Work progressing on LGBT senior flats

Work is well underway on the first LGBT-Friendly Affordable Housing Development for Seniors in the Bronx.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas broke ground last month for Crotona Seniors Residences.

Of the 84 apartments, 26 will be reserved for seniors who have been homeless. Any individual who is age- and income-qualified can apply to live in Crotona Senior Residences regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification.

“All seniors deserve the opportunity to thrive in a safe, accessible, and affordable environment. Crotona Senior Residences will create 84 welcoming homes for extremely low-income seniors and provide supportive services while creating a safe space for LGBT men and women,” said HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer.

Under construction in The Bronx’s Tremont neighborhood, the development received financing from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development through its Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) Program.

The development also received financing from the Community Preservation Corporation and the Office of the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Councilman Ritchie Torres contributed $600,000 each.

The Crotona Senior Residences will have 84 studio and one-bedroom apartments for extremely-low income tenants aged 62 years and older.

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