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CAMBA Gardens

About CAMBA Gardens
  • Sustainable, permanent, affordable and supportive housing in Wingate, Brooklyn
  • Developed on the campus of Kings County Hospital, in partnership with NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • National model for partnership with a public hospital, nonprofit developer and service provider
  • Co-located housing and healthcare facilitates tenants’ health and stability
  • Two buildings include 209 units: studios; one-, two- and three-bedroom units
  • Provides affordable housing for households earning under 60% of AMI and families and individuals with special needs
  • Built to LEED Platinum, Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA standards
  • Rooftop solar panel system expected to power approx. 45% of common areas
  • Healthy indoor air quality, including low-VOC sealants and paints
  • Transit-oriented: B12 bus and 2/5 subway
  • Multi-purpose rooms, gardens and roof terrace available for tenants and local community
  • Computer and laundry ro​oms
  • Kitchen for nutrition and cooking classes
  • Lighting, security cameras and 24/7 front desk security increase public safety
Social Services

On-site case management services provided by CAMBA include:

  • Help with resume-writing and job preparation and search​​
  • Nutrition counseling, yoga, financial management, computer training
  • Holiday and social gatherings
  • Access to CAMBA’s comprehensive services
Economic Impact
  • Local hiring during construction included 59 Brooklyn residents
  • 19.8% of construction was MWBE
  • 79 Brooklyn-based contractors, subcontractors and vendors employed 1,131 Brooklyn residents
  • $16.3 million in contracts awarded to Brooklyn contractors and subcontractors; $7.5 million of materials and equipment purchased from Brooklyn vendors
  • Deve​​loper: CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.
  • Development Cost: $66.8 million
  • Number of Units: 209 units; 132 studios, 29 one-bedrooms, 33 two-bedrooms, 15 three-bedrooms
  • Address: 690 & 738 Albany Ave.,Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Architect: Harden Van Arnam Architects, PLLC
  • Contractor: Bruno Frustaci Contracting, Inc.
  • Social Service Provider: CAMBA, Inc.
  • Building Size: 193,150 sq. ft.
  • Pre-development Financing: Corporation for Supportive Housing, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Capital Financing: NYC HPD, NYS HHAP, NYS HFA, Federal Home Loan Bank/HSBC, Brooklyn Borough President, NYC Council, NYSERDA, TD Bank, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity
  • Syndicator: Enterprise Community Investment
  • Operations Financing: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York/ New York III, NYC Department of Homeless Services, Project Based Section 8 vouchers
  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Property Management: WinnResidential