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RA Carrión Celebrates the Opening of New Senior Development in Coney Island

Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión recently attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 76-unit, senior citizen complex in Coney Island, Brooklyn called Surf Gardens. The sponsor, the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency serving New York City's elderly population since 1968. The new building represents the eighth Section 202 development built by the Foundation.

(from left to right) Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens President Linda Hoffman, Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión, and HUD New York Multifamily Director Teresa Bainton

Surf Gardens is not only beautiful, looking more like a five-star hotel than an elderly residence, it is also quite unique with twenty five percent of the units being made available for the frail elderly. This feature includes an Enriched Housing Services component to provide congregate care services including personal care, housing keeping, shopping, meal preparation escort, transportation and social services to frail elderly tenants. Services will be provided on-site by two full time Social Workers. Meals-on-Wheels, case management, supplement transportation and heath seminars are some of the services that will be provided to the general population of elderly tenants.

Surf Gardens was funded with HUD Capital Advance funds and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Total HUD funding amounted to $11,834,300. Surf Gardens truly demonstrates what can be accomplished through the collaboration between government and the private sector.


Content Archived: December 3, 2013

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