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For 25 years, AAPCI has worked to address the shortage of low-income, affordable and supportive housing for all New Yorkers. More than 30,000 residents have benefited from our high-quality housing, social services and support to survivors of domestic violence, and many more community members remain in need. We are working in partnership with the City to expand our programming over the coming months, including opening a new homeless shelter and breaking ground on the development of a new 233-unit affordable and supportive housing complex, which is a clear testament to the success of the organization.

AAPCI Statement Regarding the Broadway Shelter in North Riverdale, Bronx, NY 

After careful consideration, AAPCI made the decision not to proceed with the 6661 Broadway project in order to focus its staff and resources on the existing shelter and supportive housing projects that NYC’s Departments of Homeless Services (DHS) and Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) have already engaged AAPCI to operate, and the thousands of New Yorkers that AAPCI already serves at those program sites.   

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In Brooklyn, a Supportive Housing Development gets the Big Firm Treatment.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) provided the design for Edwin’s Place, a 125-unit affordable and supportive development, but getting the project built took a village.

Edwin’s Place, a new housing development with 88 supportive and 37 affordable units in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), opened in 2021—but getting to this point took over three decades. “In the 80s, at the start of the HIV crisis, I wanted to do a project that would address housing for men and women who had chronic illnesses,” says Matthew Okebiyi, the founder and CEO of the African American Planning Commission (AAPCI), which co-developed Edwin’s Place with New York nonprofit developer Breaking Ground. But Okebiyi felt…. Continue Reading.