Habitat for Humanity New York City, Almat Group break ground on largest Habitat for Humanity structure in the world

56-unit affordable co-op building and City’s first Open Door project breaks ground in Williamsbridge section of the Bronx

839-841 Tilden Street | Via Google Maps

Habitat for Humanity New York City in conjunction with Almat Group will be breaking ground on Sydney House, a 56-unit affordable co-op building in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx. Sydney House is a historic development as the first project under New York City’s Open Door affordable housing initiative, as well as the largest single structure ever built by a Habitat affiliate.

The development will consist of 26 one-bedroom units, 24 two-bedroom units, and 6 three-bedroom units available for affordable ownership. Capital support for the project comes from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council Member Andy King, HPD, NYS Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The groundbreaking will take place on March 16, 2018 at 10:30 – 11:30am at the future site of Sydney House, 839-843 Tilden Street, Bronx, NY 10467. Attendees at this historic groundbreaking include:

  • Karen Haycox, CEO, Habitat for Humanity New York City
  • Donald Matheson, Principal, Almat Group
  • Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President
  • Andy King, New York City Council Member, District 12
  • Nathan Simms, Assistant Commissioner of New Construction Finance, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Jamaal Bailey, New York State Senate


About Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with hardworking families – and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing and homeownership. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and repairs homes for families across the five boroughs.

About Almat Group
Almat is a privately held real estate development company focused on the development of high quality real estate projects. Almat owns, manages and develops market rate rental and condominium projects throughout the New York City area.