Bishop Philius and Helene Nicolas (BPHN) Senior Residence (Brooklyn, NY)

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The corner of New York Avenue and Farragut Road in East Flatbush is now home to 89 new senior housing units, designed by Heritage Architecture and Rodney Leon Architects and built by Brisa Builders. The Bishop Philius and Helene Nicolas (BPHN) Senior Residence opened in April with a ceremony attended by Brooklyn officials and Mayor Bill DiBlasio (pictured above). 

Funding for the $45 million project came from discretionary capital allocation from then Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, the Senior Affordable Rental Apartment (SARA) program from NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and Bank of America’s debt and equity financing programs.

The building will house two community centers and on-site social services. Half of the 89 units will be set aside for homeless seniors. As of April, some had already moved into their new homes.

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