The Eliza Apartments at the Redeveloped Inwood Library

Organization Name: Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

Project Title: The Eliza Apartments at the Redeveloped Inwood Library

Project Location: Inwood, Northern Manhattan

Project Description:
The Eliza Apartments consist of 175 new homes, 100% of which will be permanently affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% of AMI, that will go above the soon-to-be redeveloped Inwood Library. The new building will be financed using HPD’s Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability (ELLA) Program, which serves families with income caps set between $20,040 - $40,080 for individuals and $34,360 - $51,540 for a household of three. Over 20% of all apartments will be affordable to a family of three earning less than $26,000. Some apartments will also be reserved for formerly homeless households. The apartments will be developed by a highly qualified team comprised of two non-profit organizations, Community League of the Heights and Children’s Village, along with Ranger Properties and Alembic Community Development. The name pays homage to Eliza Hamilton, a long-time resident of northern Manhattan, who, after the death of her husband, Alexander Hamilton, devoted her life to the welfare of the community, including bequeathing funds for the predecessor of the Inwood Library.

Community Impact:
The Eliza Apartments will provide 175 permanently and deeply affordable apartments for the Northern Manhattan community. The building will feature a residents-only amenity area on the top floor including a lounge, gym, laundry room, and terrace. The building will also feature a green roof with programming coordinated through Harlem Grown. The Eliza Apartments are part of the redevelopment of the Inwood Library, which will transform the existing library site into a brand-new, state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot library, a Universal Pre-K center, the ACTS Center with job training, classes, and cultural activities for the community, and a STEM Center with programming from First Robotics.

Organization Description:
Community League of the Heights is a multi-service, community-based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the residents of Northern Manhattan. Our mission is to provide the knowledge, resources, and opportunities our residents need to empower themselves and their community. CLOTH’s holistic approach to community development provides a comprehensive framework of economic and social services to stabilize and strengthen family and community life.

Team Members:

Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)
Children's Village
Ranger Properties
Alembic Community Development

    View of the Eliza Apartments from Broadway

    Up-close view of the Eliza Apartments & Library

    View of the new Inwood Library

    Inside the new Inwood Library

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