Brooklyn Housing Facts
Brooklyn has the greatest share of New York City's population — nearly 2.5 million people, 30 percent of all New Yorkers. One-third of families with children under 5 years of age live below the poverty level. Brooklyn has one of the lowest vacancy rates and one of the highest percentages of households that spend more than 50 percent of their income for rent.
Habitat-NYC has completed 103 homes in Brooklyn. We have built in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, East Flatbush and Ocean Hill-Brownsville. Our building models are extremely diverse — from single family homes to a LEED Gold certified 41-condominium complex. Our Atlantic Avenue Residences, completed in 2009, was the largest multifamily complex ever built by a U.S. Habitat affiliate.
Read an overview of the Atlantic Avenue complex.