Housing Works East New York 

East New York Urban Youth Corps, a locally based developer, and Housing Works, an
established AIDS services and advocacy organization, co-sponsored the construction of a
new low-rise community center which incorporates a 12,000 square foot, state licensed day
healthcare facility and 32 efficiency apartments. The 34,000 square foot facility provides meals,
primary health care, and substance abuse treatment services to residents and 60 day clients
living with AIDS or HIV.

Exterior Views



  The configuration of the exterior forms and choice of materials were designed to compliment the neighboring low-rise manufacturing and residential buildings
Interior Views



  The open plan allows for greater visibility and penetration of sunlight from the south facing rear yard. Use of the strong architectural forms and materials like ground face concrete masonry units and quarry tile help to create a playful yet durable environment for the clients.

Each residential unit has a kitchenette, fully accessible bathroom and an individually controlled heating and cooling unit, located in a dropped soffit above the kitchenette.


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