|Location||1505 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY view map|
|Residents||40% homeless seniors with special needs. 60% low-income seniors (62 and older) in the Brownsville area|
|On-site Services||Case management, recreational activities, self-sufficiency workshops, health and medical care coordination and support|
|Project Cost||$24 million|
The Domenech is Breaking Ground’s first residence for low-income seniors, many of whom have a history of chronic homelessness. Located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, the seven-story building contains a mix of one-bedroom and studio apartments.
The building is named in honor of Irving Domenech, a local resident and dedicated community activist who was a 19-year veteran of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Mr. Domenech was also a member of East Brooklyn Congregations, a local partner in the project, and was instrumental in organizing local support for the building.
Breaking Ground coordinates on-site social services to assist residents in connecting with community resources, advocating for entitlements, and coordinating home care and medical services. Activities and support groups are also available.