Local church, HUD help provide affordable housing for some Bronx seniors

(11/06/04) WILLIAMSBRIDGE - A local Bronx church teamed up with the federal government to bring new affordable housing to Bronx seniors living on a little more than $20,000 a year.

For more than two years, leaders of the United Church of Jesus Christ worked on a proposal to create subsidized housing in the Bronx, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently came on board. It has given the church nearly $6 million to convert a house on East 221st Street into 35 one-bedroom apartments.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also gave the Morris Heights Health Center a multi-million dollar grant to build affordable housing for Bronx seniors near Burnside and Harrison avenues.

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