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Camber opens affordable property for seniors in Harlem

Camber Property Group today opened Victory Plaza, a 136-unit affordable housing development in Central Harlem with 81 units set aside for low income seniors and 55 homes for formerly homeless seniors.

Located at 11 West 118th Street, the nine-story building was developed by Camber in partnership with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). 

“A truly equitable city requires us to build dignified, permanent homes for all New Yorkers, including our most vulnerable,” said Rick Gropper, Principal and Co-founder of Camber Property Group. “Victory Plaza will allow many low income and formerly homeless seniors to remain in the city they love as we begin to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Camber is committed to the future of New York, and projects such as this will pave the way.”

“The opening of Victory Plaza represents our commitment to housing our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” said HDC President Eric Enderlin. “This development will benefit the Central Harlem community for generations to come, with more than 130 homes for low-income and formerly homeless seniors – more than a third of which are permanently affordable. Thank you to all our partners for their dedication to bringing this vital project to completion during these challenging times.”

The $65 million project was financed by HDC, HPD and Wells Fargo, and was designed by Aufgang Architects. Amenities available to residents at Victory Plaza include a landscaped outdoor recreation area, fitness center, programmed community space, laundry and bicycle parking.  The building will feature on-site wraparound social services, provided by HCCI, addressing areas such as financial security, health and wellbeing and isolation prevention. 

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