Target Site | Bedford Dwellings

 

The Site, at a glance

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395 occupied units

The 24 acre site includes 411 units. Currently 17 of those units are vacant and 394 occupied. Bedford Dwellings displays severe structural and design deficiencies, making rehabilitation financially infeasible. 

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$65 million needed in repairs

Based on a Physical Needs Assessment performed by EMG, the Bedford Dwellings site meets HUD’s definition of severe physical distress in that it would ‘require major redesign, reconstruction or redevelopment in order to correct serious deficiencies in the original design which may include deferred maintenance, physical deterioration, or obsolescence of major systems

 

The residents

 
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fewer young residents

31.9% of Bedford Dwellings residents are under age 18, compared with 37.0% in all HACP Low Income Public Housing developments.

 
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higher percentage of female-headed households

75.2% of households in Bedford Dwellings are female-headed, compared to 71.8% in all HACP Low Income Public Housing developments.

 
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Higher percentage of African American residents 

97.2% of Bedford Dwellings households are African American, compared to 86.6% in all HACP Low Income Public Housing developments.

 

Lower Median Income

$9,036 is the median household income for residents, compared to $9,301 in all HACP Low Income Public Housing developments.

 

Lower resident retention

42.9% of tenants lived in Bedford Dwellings for less than 2 years, compared to 35.3% in all HACP Low Income Public Housing developments.