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City plans public and affordable housing mix in Harlem

August 26, 2011 08:41AM

The New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development are planning to overhaul a dilapidated Harlem block, DNAinfo reported, renovating 36 historic buildings at The Randolph Houses On 114th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in the city’s first mixed-use public and affordable housing complex.

The city agencies have issued a request for proposals to create 140 units of public housing and a minimum of 155 units of affordable housing at the tenements.

This will be the first collaboration between the NYCHA and HPD that will result in public housing and affordable housing units being placed together, they said.

“At the Randolph Houses we are not just breathing a new life into these buildings – we are creating new homes, new opportunities, and a more affordable and sustainable New York,” HPD Commissioner Mathew Wambua said. [DNAinfo]

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