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Anniversary of towers showcases collaboration in creating low-income housing

The Weinberg Council Towers, an attractive living community for low-income seniors created by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and tucked away inthe Starrett City/Spring Creek section of Brooklyn, just marked its 10th anniversary.

To commemorate the event, DHCR Commissioner Deborah VanAmerongen, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Council Member Charles Barron and Council Member-elect Brad Lander attended to congratulate Met Council and the tenants of Weinberg Council Towers on their creation.

Offering roomy and comfortable apartments for a fraction of the market-rate, thanks to financing from HUD Section 202 and the Weinberg Foundation in addition to other benefactors, the Council Towers residence is a godsend for the nearly 600 seniors who live there, and a prime example of how government and nonprofit agencies can work successfully together.

Festivities included refreshments and a testimony sharing, in which tenants spoke about how the Weinberg Council Towers residence has transformed their lives, offering them a beautiful senior community at a rate they can afford.

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