The Hegeman

Building Overview

Location Brooklyn   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 2012
Units 161
  • 100 formerly homeless single adults
  • 61 low-income working adults at or below 60% of the area median income
Special Features
  • Green building: LEED silver certification, low environmental impact construction, high efficiency mechanical systems and lighting, water-saving fixtures, green roof
  • Resident and community gardens
  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • 24-hour security
Awards 2013 Building Brooklyn Award
Project Cost $43 million

The Hegeman provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. The five-story building offers studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and low-income residents, many from the Brownsville community. COOKFOX Architects designed the state-of-the-art building that achieved a LEED Silver rating in November 2012. 

The Hegeman features an expansive, enclosed garden on the ground level for building residents. In addition, Common Ground plans to soon develop an intimate community garden adjacent to the Hegeman Avenue building on South Boyland Avenue for use by all neighborhood residents. 


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Virtual Tour

  • View of the back garden area.

  • Greenroof of the Hegeman.

  • Front view of the Hegeman.

  • View of a naturally lit hallway.