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First Look at Dattner's New South Bronx Affordable Housing Complex

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The building is being developed by non-profit organization Services for the Underserved

A rendering has been revealed for the Dattner Architects-designed affordable housing building that will rise at 294 East 162nd Street in the South Bronx, reports YIMBY.

The building, set to rise 12 stories high, is being developed by non-profit organization Services for the Underserved (SUS) in partnership with Alan Bell’s B&B Urban and L+M Development. The mid-rise development will have 126 supportive and below-market units, each with an average size of 919 square feet. Among those, 89 homes will go to families that meet the 60 to 80 percent Area Median Income qualifications, and the remaining 37 apartments will be exclusively for formerly homeless individuals.

Services for the Underserved will offer outreach services that include mental health and substance abuse case management, educational programs, and job placement. SUS also has another housing unit in the Bronx dubbed the "Lego Building" by locals thanks to its red and blue-accented modules. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.