Organization Name: Asian Americans for Equality
Project Title: One Flushing
Project Location: Flushing, Queens
One Flushing is an innovative multi-generational, 100% affordable project set to open in early 2019 in the heart of Downtown Flushing, Queens. It is the largest purely affordable residential project to be developed in Flushing in several decades. The project embraces a holistic approach to equitable community development, combining 231 mixed-income apartments, wellness services for seniors, a community center with immigrant and small business services, rooftop farm, landscaped terraces, underground public parking and neighborhood retail. Situated at 133-45 41st Avenue, adjacent to the 7 Train and Long Island Railroad, One Flushing boasts an unrivaled location in a rapidly changing neighborhood. The nine-story building includes a massive 134kW solar array, the largest of its kind in any multi-family building to date. One Flushing is meant to address a critical need for affordable housing in a range of income categories. The project features studios to three-bedrooms for families and individuals earning between $20,000 and $157,000. There are 66 apartments for families that include at least one senior resident, making One Flushing both economically and generationally diverse.
Numerous market rate housing projects have come to Flushing in recent years, but development of affordable rental apartments has been scarce. As housing prices rise, existing low- and middle-income working class residents have struggled to remain in the neighborhood they helped build. One Flushing was designed -- not only as a celebration of Flushing’s vibrant immigrant community -- but as a partial solution to the neighborhood’s affordable housing crisis. It’s a new community in which people from all walks of life will come together to live, work and experience the best of Flushing. The pressing need for this project was powerfully demonstrated earlier this year, as nearly 80,000 applications were filed for One Flushing’s 231 apartments in a New York City-sponsored housing lottery. The project reflects the priorities of AAFE and HANAC, its two-non-profit partners, who have collaborated with Monadnock Development to create robust on-site services for seniors and families in a high quality development. These include: senior health care, adult day care, education programming, one-on-one social services, plus AAFE’s services for small business owners, homeowners and youth.
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a nearly 45-year-old non-profit organization providing affordable housing, social services, advocacy programs and small business loans and counseling to Asian Americans and all of those in need. The Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (HANAC) is a non-profit organization providing social services to vulnerable populations throughout New York City since 1972. Monadnock Development is a leader in the creation and development of market rate and affordable housing in New York.
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