FAC partnered with the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Mega Development to construct a new affordable residential building in Jamaica, Queens. This project was FAC’s first undertaking outside of Brooklyn. Completed in December 2020, this new 10–story building is providing 158 affordable apartments for low- and very low-income seniors (aged 62 and up) who earn less than 50% of Area Median Income, plus one super’s unit. All of the residential units have Section 8 rental assistance subsidies and 56 of the units were set aside for formerly homeless individuals.
Northeastern Towers Annex was constructed on excess land adjacent to Northeastern Towers, an existing HUD Section 202 development. The two buildings are connected, enabling residents of the original Towers building to access brand new community space inside the Annex building. Northeastern Towers includes a variety of spaces designed for healthful senior living that enable aging in place, including a computer room, a wellness center, a yoga/exercise room, a personal care room, a large audio- and visual-equipped community room, and a roof garden, along with laundry and television lounges on all nearly all residential floors. Brooklyn Woods, a program of FAC affiliate Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, provided computer desks and the building’s front desk. The shared parking area features solar panel canopies. The non-profit organization HANAC provides residents with social services.
Funders include the New York City Housing Development Corporation, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, and Wells Fargo.