Seniors First RFP - Kingsborough and Morris Houses

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Status: Closed




New York City

Procurement Agency



This RFP seeks plans to develop two sites of 100% senior affordable housing in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn and the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.  Developer groups may submit to develop one or both sites.

Development Site 1 - Morris Houses

Site 1 is located at the corner of St. Paul’s Place and Park Avenue within the public housing development known as Morris II in the Morrisania neighborhood in the Bronx. The Site is approximately 24,000 square feet of the Bronx Block 2902, Lot 36 and is coterminous with the Proposed Tax Lot.

Development Site 2 - Kingsborough

Site 2 is located at Bergen Street between Buffalo and Ralph Avenues within the public housing development known as Kingsborough Extension in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Site is approximately 25,000 square feet of the Brooklyn Block 1344, Lot 175 and is coterminous with the Proposed Tax Lot.

Proposal should include approximately 150-200 senior residential units per site.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

100% of the units must be affordable to seniors as specified in the SARA Term Sheet.

Eligible Applicants

For-profit, non-profit, or joint venture entities that demonstrate the experience and capacity to implement the Project in accordance with community development objectives and long term equitable investments in neighborhoods.


Site A: NYCHA will lease the Development Sites pursuant to approval from the NYCHA Board and HUD.

Site B: N/A

Network Notes

Service funding options include the Senior Affordable Rental Apartment Tenant Services RFP and the Provision of Congregate Supportive Housing RFP (also known as NYC 15/15) and other service funding opportunities for which the project would be eligible. Respondents should identify their proposed service funding source, service provider, and describe the services that will be offered to tenants.


Proposals must be delivered by June 2, 2020 by 4:00pm by hand to:

Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Office of Neighborhood Strategies, Predevelopment Planning Unit

100 Gold Street, 9-X Area

New York, NY 10038

For More Information

Download the RFP on HPD’s website.


Pre-Submission Conference

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Location: 100 Gold Street Room 1R, New York, NY 10038


All communications must be made in writing to with any questions.

Last updated: 09/20/2022

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