CAMBA Gardens

CAMBA Gardens Overview

Developer: 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
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

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 rooms
  • 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


View CAMBA Gardens Brochure

1720 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
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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