97 Crooke Avenue (Reverend Dan Ramm Residence)

97 Crooke Overview

Developer: CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.
Development Cost: $15.3 million
Number of Units: 52 Studio Apartments, One 1-bedroom for super
Address: 97 Crooke Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226
Architect: Dattner Architects
Contractor: Galaxy General Contracting Corp.
Social Service Provider: CAMBA, Inc. www.camba.org
Building Size: 32,4762 sq. ft.
Pre-development Financing: Corporation for Supportive Housing
Capital Financing: NYC HPD Supportive Housing Loan Program, Federal TCAP funds, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York/HSBC, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity, New York City Council Reso-A, NYSERDA
Syndicator: Enterprise Community Investment
Operations Financing: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene High Service Needs II, NYC Department of Homeless Services, Project Based Section 8 vouchers
Completion Date: December 2011
Property Management: WinnResidential

About 97 Crooke Avenue

  • Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • Provides affordable housing for low-income individuals earning under 60% AMI and individuals exiting New York City’s shelter system
  • 52 fully-furnished studio units
  • Community room and computer room; landscaped rear yard and roof terrace
  • Lighting, security cameras and 24/7 front desk security increase public safety for tenants and community
  • Built to Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA standards
  • Healthy indoor air quality, including low-VOC sealants and paints
  • Transit-oriented: under 0.25 mile walk to B,Q subways and B41, B12 buses
  • Original artwork by local Flatbush artist and Shona African stone sculptures
  • CHV partnered with MTA to landscape adjacent parcel into passive green space for the local community


  • 2012 Enterprise Green Communities
  • 2012 Building Brooklyn Award, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce — Residential Supportive Housing Category
  • 2012 Brick in Architecture Silver Award
  • 2013 Society of American Registered Architects Design Award — Award of Merit
  • 2013 Affordable Housing Finance Readers’ Choice Award — Finalist

Social Services

  • On-site case management services provided by CAMBA
  • Nutrition counseling, yoga, financial management, computer training and job assistance
  • Holiday and social gatherings
  • Access to CAMBA’s extensive services

Economic Impact

  • Over 20% of contract work performed by MWBE contractors
  • Nine permanent jobs created on-site


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CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.

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