The Jennings’ Housing Group By Alexander Gorlin Architects
The Jennings provides homeless domestic violence survivors and their families with secure, permanent, and affordable homes. It is owned and run by a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting this demographic and developing supportive housing to give inhabitants a stable, violence-free environment. This project not only addresses New York City’s main cause of homelessness, domestic violence, but also creates a remarkable architectural statement on a Bronx junction that was entirely devastated in the 1970s.
Details And Different Masses Of The Jennings’ Housing Group
A nine-story residential building with 42 affordable flats ranging in size from one to three bedrooms is part of this project. Twenty-three are reserved for survivors of domestic violence who are homeless. The structure is separated into two halves. The more slender of the two volumes is located at the crossroads of two grids formed by Charlotte and Jennings Streets, a key neighbourhood view corridor. The back slab connects to the second of the two grids, tying it to the surrounding urban environment.
The Jennings will have both active and passive recreation facilities, including front landscaping and a lower-level enclosed garden and play area for residents. The main stair, which is visible immediately upon entering the building, has been designed and placed using active design concepts and tactics. The safety of the tenants is paramount. Electronic access-controlled entry, CCTV, video intercom, and a manned security desk are among the security measures. Counselling, case management, children and family programmes, and job preparation coaching are among the on-site services available to residents in order to promote housing stability and safety.
Different Amenities Offered At The Housing Group
A multi-purpose programme space, staff offices, a library/computer room, a secure landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area, and a laundry room are just a few of the amenities available. Public transit, which is crucial for accessing work opportunities, as well as daycare and after-school programmes that help parents and enable children to grow, are well-served in the neighbourhood.
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