Affordable, but Not Affordable Enough

B61 Productions, a great Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Web site, has a sobering look at the Fifth Avenue Committee’s new affordable housing currently under construction in Red Hook. Twenty of the 60 new units will be alloted to current Red Hook residents, but some residents complain that they won’t be affordable enough. While the units are pretty cheap, people in the historically economically depressed Red Hook Houses housing project won’t be able to afford it. (B61 Productions)

-Matthew Grace

Correction: The 20 lower-income units will not be limited to Red Hook residents; Red Hook Houses residents, even if they can afford it, have an even slimmer chance of being selected for the new units. Affordable, but Not Affordable Enough