HUD Assisted Bronx Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Congratulations to Fox Point, a special needs housing development in the Bronx sponsored by Palladia, that was recently certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. This prestigious award recognizes the building's "green" building design. Fox Point, one of the very few LEED Gold buildings in the Bronx, has many healthful and environmentally aware features, including energy efficiency, use of local and recycled building materials, and protection of the natural environment. The building, which has been open since 2009, received capital funding through low-interest loans from New York State's Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) and New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and an allocation of tax credits from New York State's Homes & Community Renewal (HCR), which were syndicated by Enterprise Community Partners. Fox Point was awarded grants for the building's green features from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) and Enterprise's Green Communities program. Pre-development seed funding came from Deutsche Bank.
Fox Point houses 31 chronically homeless families referred by the NYC shelter system and 16 low-income households (who include long term residents of the neighborhood who saw Fox Point being built and applied to move in). The building offers many amenities, including a library, computer room, laundry facilities, and a back yard garden with flower beds and play equipment. Fox Point's social service staff provide resident with case management, counseling, vocational and educational referrals, recreational supports, afterschool assistance, educational liaison assistance, and referrals to medical, outpatient and mental health services in the community. Fox Point is an acclaimed participant in the Corporation for Supportive Housing's Keeping Families Together program. Social services at Fox Point are supported by HUD's Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and a joint City/State program.
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