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New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development is seeking proposals to develop a climate resilient apartment project in the South Bronx

NYC HPD Issues RFP for Climate Resilient Housing Project in Mott Haven

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is now accepting proposals to build a climate resilient, 100% affordable housing project for approximately 80 homes in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven.  

HPD’s 351 Powers Avenue Request for Proposals seeks to transform an undeveloped city-owned lot into new high-quality affordable housing for low-income families that includes features to ensure safe and healthy homes amid future climate change. 

“Our administration is working every day to tackle our affordable housing and climate crises, and, with this project, we’re tackling both at the same time,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams.  

The project at 351 Powers Ave. is part of a pilot program to roll out a new climate resilient design standard. By 2026, all city capital projects must incorporate data on future climate change into their designs. 

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