March 13, 2017
New York is planning a huge, interconnected, $1.4 billion set of programs to help neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn in an initiative dubbed Vital Brooklyn.
“Every New Yorker deserves to live in a safe neighborhood with access to jobs, healthcare, affordable housing, green spaces, and healthy food, but you can’t address one of these without addressing them all,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Central Brooklyn is one of the most disadvantaged areas in all of New York State, with higher rates of poverty, unemployment, crime and health problems, and fewer parks, health and mental health services and economic opportunities.
Funding for Vital Brooklyn will include $700 million for community healthcare, $563 million for affordable housing, $140 million for open space and recreation, $23 million for resiliency, plus cash for education, job creation and violence prevention.
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