Lafayette Gardens 433 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY11238 Lafayette Gardens is a multi-unit housing complex that sits on the Bedford Stuyvesant border of Clinton Hill. The…More high-rise complex is part of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties. NYCHA provides affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents throughout New York City's five boroughs. NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 leased housing program.
Our Lady of Good Counsel SRO provides single-room occupancy, assisted living for low-income adults who are 21 years…More old or older. Purchased in the mid-1980s from the Catholic Dioses, the historic building originally was three separate structures — an all-boys school, an all-girls school and a rectory — run by the Sisters of the Josephites Order.
The buildings were renovated in 2003 and joined together. The parking lot between the buildings was turned into a lobby, and each of the residencies were turned into studio apartments, to create 76 units total. The building is owned by Caring Communities, which falls under the housing department of Catholic Charities. However, rent subsidies come from state funds.
From the street, one might wonder if the building is occupied, as its grounds are well-maintained, and the residents are quiet. According to a representative at Catholic Charities, turnover for the SRO apartments is low, and there is a very long waiting list.