CAMBA Gardens Overview Developer:
CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.
Development Cost: $66.8 million Number of Units: 209 units; 132 studios, 29 one-bedrooms, 33 two-bedrooms, 15 three-bedrooms Address: 690 & 738 Albany Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203
Architect: Harden Van Arnam Architects, PLLC Contractor: Bruno Frustaci Contracting, Inc.
Social Service Provider: CAMBA, Inc.
Building Size: 193,150 sq. ft. Pre-development Financing:
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Construction Completion Date: October 2013 n Blvd Linde
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High School for Public Service
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Corporation for Supportive Housing, Enterprise Community Partners
1720 Church Ave, 2nd Fl | Brooklyn, NY 11226 | 718.287.2600 www.cambahousingventures.org | www.camba.org
About CAMBA Gardens • Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Wingate, Brooklyn • Developed on the campus of Kings County Hospital, in partnership with NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation • National model for partnership with a public hospital, nonprofit developer and service provider • Co-located housing and healthcare facilitates tenants’ health and stability • Two buildings include 209 units: studios; one-, two- and three-bedroom units • Provides affordable housing for households earning under 60% of AMI and families and individuals with special needs • Built to LEED Platinum, Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA standards • Rooftop solar panel system expected to power approx. 45% of common areas • Healthy indoor air quality, including low-VOC sealants and paints • Transit-oriented: B12 bus and 2/5 subway • Multi-purpose rooms, gardens and roof terrace available for tenants and local community
• Computer and laundry rooms • Kitchen for nutrition and cooking classes • Lighting, security cameras and 24/7 front desk security increase public safety
Social Services On-site case management services provided by CAMBA include: • Help with resume-writing and job preparation and search • Nutrition counseling, yoga, financial management, computer training • Holiday and social gatherings • Access to CAMBA’s comprehensive services
Economic Impact • Local hiring during construction included 59 Brooklyn residents • 19.8% of construction was MWBE • 79 Brooklyn-based contractors, subcontractors and vendors employed 1,131 Brooklyn residents • $16.3 million in contracts awarded to Brooklyn contractors and subcontractors; $7.5 million of materials and equipment purchased from Brooklyn vendors
CAMBA and CAMBA Housing Ventures Improving Lives and Communities through High-Quality, Affordable Housing Started in 1977, CAMBA is a nonprofit agency that connects people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA offers integrated services and programs in: Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing and Legal Services. CAMBA serves more than 45,000 individuals and families, including 9,000 youth, each year. CAMBA has been addressing New York City’s housing crisis since 1991 by providing permanent and supportive housing, homeless prevention, housing relocation and emergency and transitional housing. In 2005, CAMBA created CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. (CHV) as an affiliated nonprofit affordable housing development corporation.
Today, CHV is an award-winning affordable, supportive housing developer. CHV pairs excellent design and sustainable, energy-efficient buildings with CAMBA’s life-changing case management services to provide safe, healthy homes for lowincome and formerly homeless individuals and families. CHV’s goal is to create 1,000 units of affordable housing by 2015.
CAMBA Housing Ventures is supported by • • • • • •
Ameriprise Financial Capital One Deutsche Bank Enterprise Community Partners HSBC JPMorgan Chase
1 Bedroom Unit 614 sf
2 Bedroom Unit 806 sf Bedroom #1
photography: Vanni Archive
Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Wingate, Brooklyn