The green revolution is now in New York as Habitat for Humanity NYC is planning to create affordable green housing for the residents of Brooklyn. St. Johns Residences, the green housing by Habitat NYC is said to be located at Ocean Hill-Brownsville, situated between Saratoga and East New York avenues. The Habitat’s green housing is said to consist of 100 affordable “green homes” for the residents of Ocean Hill-Brownsville, which are said to be experiencing economic adversities.
Another set of affordable green homes is built by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity at Frazier Courtyard in Dallas, Texas. The homes was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its building innovativeness and affordability,
Habitat-NYC’s green housing is funded partly by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2, which provides a third round of neighborhood stabilization grants to all states, non-profit organization, and local governments — authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
To continue with the Habitat’s objective, the green housing will be built with the LEED and Energy Star standards. The green housing project will be able to meet the neighbourhod’s goal of providing “permanent housing and affordable” for its residents.
Brooklyn’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has sold an old building in the area to Habitat for Humanity New York for $12,000 — the department’s goal is to make a way for the redevelopment of old buildings, which are becoming an eyesore in Brooklyn’s modern community.
There are 85,000 people residing in the area, more or less. Application for the housing is said to be available online.
The green housing will consist of 12 condo-style apartment units in a three-storey, which the Habitat will be redeveloping.