Dantes Parnters, in partnership with lead developer Gilbane Development Company, The Kraus Organization and Apex Building Group, and social services provider BronxWorks, will upgrade and preserve much-needed affordable housing while creating new employment opportunities and community spaces in the Bronx. Part of NYCHA’s Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program, the project includes 647 units across 15 low-rise buildings: Twin Parks West (Sites 1 & 2), Franklin Avenue I Conventional, Franklin Avenue II Conventional, Franklin Avenue III Conventional, Highbridge Rehabs (Anderson Avenue), and Highbridge Rehabs (Nelson Avenue). 100% of units are rent-restricted at 50% of the area minimum income (AMI) and the property is supported by a Section 8 MAP contract. The project rehabilitation, worth over $50 million, covers physical improvements that will enhance the quality of life for residents and improve the long-term financial viability of the properties. Improvements include building restoration (building envelope, heat and hot water, elevators, apartment renovations), safety enhancements (upgrading entries, increased lighting), and significant community space upgrades (landscaping, play equipment, Community Room, laundry area). Support services will include senior services, workforce development for new employment and career advancement.