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HANAC’s One Flushing Project wins Excellence in Affordable Housing Development Award
HANAC’s One Flushing project has won the award for Excellence In Affordable Housing Development from the Urban and Institute, as part of Ull’s 2020 New York Awards for Excellence In Development Gala. The winners of the awards were announced during Ull’s NYC virtual Gala on November 3rd,2020.
One Flushing is the product of a partnership between Monadnock Development, HANAC, Inc., and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and it consists of a 232-unit, ten-story new construction multifamily residential building located on the corner of 41.st Avenue and Main Street in Flushing, New York. As the first Mandatory inclusionary Housing project to be developed in New York City, the building provides affordable housing for families and seniors, ample community facilities, and social services programming. The development includes approximately 14,000 square feet of community facility space, including a community center, senior center, and non-profit office space. On the ground floor, One Flushing provides 20,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, and below grade, a public parking facility with 156 spots. The building’s amenities include over 18,000 square feet of planted and active roofs–including a rooftop farm for residents -which also compliments other sustainable features such as a 134-kilowatt rooftop solar array and storm water reuse. A gym and community room round out the amenities. Completed in January 2019 and fully leased, One Flushing was built to reflect surrounding neighborhood and has only served to enhance its vibrant community.
HANAC (Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee) was founded in Queens, NY in 1972 to serve the needs of the Greek community. At that time, Greeks coming to the United States needed social services to get acclimated to life in America.
Through the 1960’s immigration from Greece was soaring and many Greeks settled in Astoria. HANAC’s founder was a reporter for the Long Island Press working at City Hall and became aware of the substantial needs of the Greek immigrants and overall, the Greek American Community. He then approached Mayor John Lindsay and explained the problem and sought his assistance with these needs.
Today, HANAC is a citywide social service organization, servicing 30,000 NYC residents annually receiving funding from City, State and Federal agencies. Additionally, HANAC currently has a portfolio of 650 senior affordable housing units throughout Queens, NY.