The Brook

Building Overview

Location The Bronx   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 2010
Units 190
  • 120 formerly homeless single adults, many living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS
  • 70 low-income working adults from the South Bronx
On-site Services
  • Case management, recreational activities and self-sufficiency workshops
  • Support services provided BronxWorks
Special Features
  • Green building: LEED silver certification, high performance boilers, ventilation and lighting systems that maximize natural light and solar heat, water-saving fixtures, low toxicity materials, green roof and bike storage
  • 2,400 square foot community event space available for use by the neighborhood residents and organizations
  • Computer lab and gym
  • Outdoor garden
  • 24-hour security
Project Cost $43 million

The Brook, Common Ground’s first construction project in the Bronx, is a six-story residence that plays a key role in revitalizing the surrounding community. The 190-unit building includes ground floor community and retail space and provides permanent supportive housing to low-income workers, people with HIV/AIDS, and chronically homeless individuals, including individuals with mental illness. Bronxworks provides on-site support services.

Residents began moving into The Brook on January 20, 2010 and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 2, 2010. The building received LEED Silver certification in March 2013.


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Virtual Tour

  • The Brook exterior

  • Another view of The Brook’s exterior

  • The kitchen of a Brook apartment

  • The living area of a Brook apartment

  • View of The Brook’s green roof in winter