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Habitat for Humanity affiliate to build 57-unit NYC property

NEW YORK (AP) — Affordable-housing advocates say New York City is getting the largest multi-family development ever built by a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Habitat for Humanity New York City and a for-profit developer called the Almat Group have announced the closing on a property in the Bronx’s Williamsbridge neighborhood.

They say the 57-unit development, called Sydney House , will include green roofs, an interior landscaped court with trees, and parking for bikes as well as for vehicles.

Construction on the $30 million project is expected to begin next year.

Almat says one of its founders grew up across the street from the property.

The Habitat model combines the “sweat equity” of homebuyers with the work of volunteers and contractors. The goal is to build high-quality homes at lowered costs.

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