Rockaway development under construction to combat homelessness


New York Construction Report staff report

Federation of Organizations has a nine-story, 118-unit affordable housing development under construction in Far Rockaway, Queens. The Barbara Faron Residence at 20-50 Nameoke Avenue is expected to be completed by August 2023.

“The building is beautifully designed, and it will enhance the neighborhood in addition to helping address a critical need for affordable housing among the populations we serve,” said Beau Gardon, Federation’s director of facilities, who is overseeing the construction.

Federation is partnering on the ground-up project with architectural firm Urban Architectural Initiatives, construction firm Mega Contracting Group, and consulting company CSD Housing,

The TK-square-foot building will include 71 units for individuals who are recovering from mental health conditions and who would otherwise have no permanent place to live. An additional 46 units will be earmarked for individuals and families who meet low-income eligibility.

Life skills training, crisis intervention and community integration services will be available on site, along with support for residents with disabilities.

The project included the demotion of an existing one-story building, which had at one time been a post office, on the TK-acre property.

The Barbara Faron Residence is named in honor of Federation’s long-time Chief Executive Officer, a licensed master social worker and a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner who grew the non-profit serving Suffolk County to a multi-faceted social service agency serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, providing care to thousands of individuals each year while employing more than 500.

“We are thrilled with the progress of our new affordable housing development, which will add a significant number of units to our residential program and help us fulfill our mission of providing vulnerable community members with the tools and supports they need to improve their health and live as independently as possible,” Faron said.

West Babylon-based Federation is a multi-service health and wellness agency providing clinical, residential and outreach services in Long Island and New York City.


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