Located in the Mt. Hope-Fordham-Tremont community of the Bronx, the 13-story building is approximately 87,000 SF and is a blended population and mixed-income building with 94 apartments serving low and moderate-income households as well as provide single adult supportive housing apartment units. This program serves 30 individuals living with HIV/AIDS funded by HASA, 28 individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illness funded by OMH and 36 individuals via affordable housing model. As a LEED Gold, sustainable development, 2050 Grand Concourse will provide apartments for low-income households being priced out of the area, bring higher-earning families into the area, and leverage the spending power of 50 UPS employees (including eight building and support service staff for the residential portion of the building) to invigorate local businesses. The gateway project will also offer access to free WiFi, and multi-use event space within UPS’s community facility, thus activating a vacant segment of an otherwise vibrant commercial corridor. The sustainable design strategies, like green roofs, will also demonstrate a focus on health and wellness by lowering the building’s carbon footprint, immediately having a positive impact on air quality, and reducing energy bills for residents. The residential development will include an on-site laundry opening onto a landscaped outdoor terrace in the rear yard, a community room on the 11th floor opening onto a landscaped garden terrace, and a bicycle storage room in the basement. The community facility component on three levels will house the relocated headquarters and social service programs for Unique People Services as well as community amenities for area residents and organizations.
Our housing program promotes residential and clinical stability for its participants through a continuum of comprehensive and supportive services geared towards helping participants achieve individual and family goals and enhance their overall functioning.
Our residents become re-integrated into the community.