New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched phase two of the Vital Brooklyn initiative, which is designed to transform the Central Brooklyn region.
The governor announced five request for proposal (RFP) to construct more than 2,000 affordable homes on parcels of land controlled by the state or owned by Brookdale University Hospital, and the state-owned Brooklyn Developmental Center.
The solicitations will advance the Vital Brooklyn initiative’s $563 million commitment to build 3,000 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn.
“Every New Yorker deserves equal access to health care, quality housing, outdoor recreation, and opportunities to earn a decent wage for a fair day’s work, but for too long Central Brooklyn has lacked the attention and investments needed to deliver equity for residents,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “The launch of phase two builds on progress already made by continuing to invest in the holistic Vital Brooklyn Initiative to ensure men and women are provided fair housing opportunities within the growing community, as New York works to transform the region into a better, brighter Brooklyn for generations to come.”