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Posted on: February 28, 2019

White Plains Housing Authority Revitalization

White Plains Housing Authority

Perhaps you’ve noticed this work being done in your travels around the city and weren’t sure what was happening. If so, here’s an overview and some detail on two sites. We’ll revisit this program in an upcoming newsletter with a focus on the largest public housing site in the city, Winbrook.

About WPHA

The White Plains Housing Authority (WPHA) is an independent Public Housing Agency that serves the public and affordable housing needs of the residents of the City of White Plains. The Authority is designated as a “High Performer” by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and maintains an average occupancy rate between 97-99.5%. The Authority is considered a “medium sized” agency currently providing oversight, asset management and/or property management of an 816 unit affordable housing portfolio that includes 450 units of conventional HUD subsidized low income public housing residential units (being redeveloped), 95 units of converted project based rental assistance units, 167 units of converted project based voucher units, and 104 units of recently constructed tax credit units. The units are optimally located throughout the City of White Plains in three separate developments (Winbrook, Lake, and Schuyler-DeKalb Apartments).


The Challenge

The WPHA, like many housing agencies around the country that provide HUD subsidized housing, is facing the challenge of aging infrastructure and limited funding resources dedicated to smaller housing authorities. Nationally, there is a recognition that the public housing inventory is aged beyond its useful life and faced with an enormous backlog of unmet repair and replacement needs.


The Pathway Forward

The Housing Authority with the support of its residents, board of commissioners, the Mayor and Common Council, has embarked on the repositioning and redevelopment of its assets through public-private partnerships.


Lakeview Apartments

WPHA completed a comprehensive building renovation project to upgrade the common spaces, community and recreation areas, building systems, and 95 residential units utilizing HUD and Westchester County grants funds, federal low-income housing tax credits, private equity, Westchester County Weatherization Grant and Bond financing. The renovated building boasts a reception/concierge desk, redesigned entrance and lobby, beauty salon, visiting health care station, library, game and multipurpose rooms and outdoor patio space. The $20 million-dollar project provides a successful story of affordable housing preservation for the most vulnerable White Plains families.


Schuyler DeKalb Apartments

WPHA is currently undertaking a comprehensive renovation project to upgrade the common spaces, community and recreation areas, building systems, and 167 residential units utilizing federal low-income housing tax credits, private equity, and New York State Housing Finance Agency bonds and soft subsidies. The building previously received energy efficient upgrades utilizing a HUD Green grant and Westchester County Weatherization Grant funds. In addition to a complete upgrade of the residential units, the project will boast a new parking, play area and outdoor patio, a redesigned entrance and lobby, library, game and multipurpose rooms. The $42 million-dollar project provides yet another successful story of affordable housing preservation for the most vulnerable White Plains families.


Coming Soon: Winbrook Apartments Redevelopment - Brookfield Commons Transformation

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